Tattnall Square Academy sixth grader Lawson Sappe became a member of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy’s Class of 2018. The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) program was launched by the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce last year and became the first Georgia-based program for young entrepreneurs. Over the course of the program, students will learn how to brainstorm business ideas, write a business plan, interact with business professionals, and pitch their business plan to potential investors. If the student obtains funding, he/she will have the opportunity to legally register their business, participate in a trade show, and launch their own business or social movement. This is a big commitment as the program requires students to meet for three hours each Tuesday from October 2017 through May 2018. Sappe stated, “Money isn’t my biggest goal here. I am most excited to get to do something that will give back to the community that has offered me so much support.”