Youth Association

Entrepreneurship Program

Youth Association

Short Intro

The year was 2002, and two entrepreneurs in Scottsdale, Arizona, unknowingly stood at the helm of an educational revolution. Observing a need in their local high schools, Taylor Bracken and James Raanes funneled their entrepreneurial passion into a platform where students could gain the skills and confidence to pursue productive, fulfilling lives. Youth Association began as an eight-week program, eventually expanding into a yearlong course and experiential adventure. More than 15 years later, Youth Association has inspired thousands of high school students across the nation to achieve more than they ever thought possible.