I began working for Young Entrepreneurs Across America in 2007 and over the course of the last 11 years I have had the chance to help coach over 80 Interns and watch them become successful entrepreneurs. As a freshman at Michigan State University, Young Entrepreneurs Across America gave me real-world business skills that cannot be fulfilled in any class on a college campus. I was able to develop management, marketing, sales, and customer relationship skills in practice whereas all my peers only could in theory. From the beginning I have loved the YEAA system: I am free to manage my time how I please and what I put into my business is what I get out of it. During my first summer, I made over $15,000 and ran a business of $77,000 as a freshman. Now I get the opportunity every year to help other students realize their potential and separate themselves from the rest of their peer group.