Y.E.S. for Arkansas is a statewide business plan competition where students in grades 5-8 can showcase their creativity, intuition, and innovation. The competition is designed to encourage Arkansas students to act upon their ideas and talents in order to produce tomorrow’s businesses. This approach encourages students to apply what they learn in school to a real world setting.
The competition was initiated in 2005 as a collaborative project for middle school students. Since then, more than 1,750 students (grades 5-8) representing 38 schools have participated and more than $21,500 in cash has been awarded.
Y.E.S. is managed by the Arkansas Economic Acceleration Foundation (AEAF), an affiliate of Arkansas Capital Corporation Group.