HEB Youth in Government class – 2019

The HEB 2019 Youth In Government class begins in January!


The Cities of Hurst, Euless, Bedford and the HEB Chamber are partnering to provide high school juniors and seniors in the area an opportunity to learn about local government and the different partnerships within the community. This year’s program will run from January-April, and as always, there will be a chance to win a college scholarship! For all the details and to easily apply online, visit hursttx.gov/YIG.

Students must live in Hurst, Euless or Bedford.  Any junior or senior is eligible for the program whether they attend school at HEB ISD, a charter school, or are home schooled.



HEB ISD Student Career Fair Announced: Employers Invited to Attend

heb-isd-career-fair-employer-invite_050117-030301The Buinger Career & Technical Education Academy will be hosting a HEB ISD Student Career Fair on February 16, 2017 and they are looking for community organizations to join them. If your company or organization is looking to hire high school students, we would like for you to consider registering for this event.

This event will be held at the Buinger CTE Academy located at 1849 Central Drive Building E in Bedford.  The fair will run from 3:00pm-5:00pm on Thursday, February 16.

If interested, you can register online by using this registration link.

For more information, please contact Mariana Royer, MOL, 817-399-2038. Thank you again for investing in our students and helping us raise student achievement.



Young Entrepreneurs Present at HEB ISD School Board Meeting

Maria and Daniel Ghaly with Michael DelgadoWho ‘s that making a presentation to the HEB school district board? Why, it’s none other than Maria and Daniel Ghaly, winners of our recent Investor Panel, part of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy. The siblings were at the May 23rd regular meeting to discuss their award-winning business idea, Dress to Express. With them is Dr. Michael Delgado, D.D.S., who was chair of the program steering committee.

Maria and Daniel recently traveled to Rochester, New York to compete in the semi-final stage of the Saunders Scholarship competition.  They performed well, and were great representatives of the State of Texas, and of the HEB Community.  The national finals competition is being held next week in Washington, DC, where the finalists will compete for substantial college scholarships and national exposure.  The list of finalists can be found here.

Congratulations again to Daniel and Maria; a new class is starting soon, to learn more, please contact the Chamber or apply now!

Young Entrepreneurs Academy at HEB ISD Recognizes 2016 Graduates

YEA Graduates 2016 ccOn Monday, May 2, we recognized the participants and graduates of this year’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy.  YEA! Steering Committee Chairman Michael Delgado, DDS, of Delgado Orthodontics made remarks, and Chamber Board Chairman Kimberly Ball with DOCUmation North Texas was the master of ceremonies. Also participating in the graduation were HEB ISD Board of Trustee members Faye Beaulieu and Fred Campos, as well as Bedford Mayor Jim Griffin. YEA! is a program offered by the HEB Chamber in collaboration with HEB ISD to teach young people how to start and run a business.  To learn more about the new class starting in the fall, visit the Chamber web site. Congratulations to all of this year’s graduates!



YEAlogo gifBedford, TX, September 10, 2014 – The Young Entrepreneurs Academy class in HEB is filling fast as the community rallies behind its inaugural year which kicks off on September 22.

Through the program, YEA! HEB students will launch their own real businesses. YEA! students will brainstorm business ideas, pitch ideas to real investors to obtain real funding, and then register, launch and operate their own real businesses or social movements all through the course of one academic year! Members of the business community have volunteered to support the students every step of the way as business mentors, guest speakers, fieldtrip hosts, graphic designers, and web developers. YEA! students apply and are accepted into the afterschool program through a competitive admissions process. Outstanding 7-12 grade students can also be nominated to apply by their teachers, advisors and mentors.  Students will have the opportunity to enjoy the newly opened HEB ISD Gene A. Buinger Career & Technical Education Academy. The YEA! HEB class will be held there on Mondays from 4:30pm-7:30pm. Student applications can be found at yeaheb.org.

YEA! HEB has been made possible through the tremendous support of many sponsors in the HEB community: HEB ISD Education Foundation (Entrepreneurial Spirit Sponsor); Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital HEB and Allstate Steve Ward Agency (Inspiration Sponsors); Payton Realty Management, LP, Republic Services, Inc., First Financial Bank, Shalyn S. Clark Insurance & Financial Services and Bell Helicopter (Accelerator Sponsors); City of Bedford, 6 stones, Dynamic Business Solutions, Delgado Orthodontics, Liberty Bank, DOCUmation, Fort Worth Community Credit Union and Mid-Cities Pacesetters Rotary Club (Start-up Sponsors).  YEA! sponsors demonstrate a deep commitment to economic vitality, business creation and the entrepreneurial spirit. YEA! students will have the opportunity to meet the YEA! business supporters through guest speaking sessions, YEA! signature events, and when they pitch to a panel of judges at the big YEA! Investor Panel event scheduled for May 2015.

“The active involvement and generous support from our business partners will directly help transform local students into real business owners,” says Gayle Jagel, CEO and Founder of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy. “This support will strengthen our business and educational communities, and secure the next generation of leaders across the nation.”

Students, business leaders and interested community volunteers should contact YEA! HEB Program Manager Craig Backus at craig@heb.org or (817) 283 – 1521 for more information about how to be a part of YEA!.

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!)

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a groundbreaking and exciting year long class that transforms middle and high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Throughout the class, students develop business ideas, write business plans, conduct market research, pitch their plans to a panel of investors, and actually launch and run their own real, legal, fully formed companies and social movements. Founded in 2004 at the University of Rochester with support from the Kauffman Foundation, the Young Entrepreneurs Academy today serves thousands of students in communities across America. For more information about the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, please call 585.272.3535 or visit www.yeausa.org

HEB Chamber of Commerce

The HEB Chamber is an association of businesses working together to improve the quality of life and economic climate in our area. With the assistance of members serving as board members, committee chairmen and volunteers, we carry out an aggressive business plan every year to ensure that our members have many opportunities to meet potential clients and customers as well as promote their business through personal contact and sponsorship promotions.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness by addressing developments that affect our nation, our economy, and the global business environment.

The U.S. Chamber Foundation and Campaign for Free Enterprise are national sponsors and partners of YEA!, helping to promote the spirit of enterprise among today’s youth and tomorrow’s future leaders.

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Partnership

In 2011, the United States Chamber of Commerce and Campaign for Free Enterprise became a national sponsor and partner of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy to help promote the spirit of enterprise among today’s youth and tomorrow’s future leaders.  Through coordination with its network of local chambers of commerce, the U.S. Chamber has helped communities across the country adopt the YEA! program. Together, the Young Entrepreneurs Academy and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are celebrating the power and promise of young people in business and encouraging the next greatest generation to make a job, not just take a job.

Start as a student and finish as a CEO!©

For More Information, Contact:

Craig Backus
817 283 1521 – office
817 600 5701- cell

Trinity Trojan Football Solicits Coupons from Local Businesses for 2014-2015 Calendar

Trinity Trojan LogoEach year the Trinity Trojan Football team sells a SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR as a fundraiser for the program.  This is a twelve month, full color calendar with pictures/art work commemorating the previous season.  It also includes pictures of the current senior Trojans on their birthday to celebrate their membership on the team.  The calendar is developed by the coaches “in house” so we can maximize the amount of money going back to our football team.

Two pages of coupons are included in the calendar to increase its’ value, thus, increasing sells potential.  In the past we have concentrated on food and golf offers, but this year we branched out into several other areas, including a mother/daughter tea party!

The Trinity football team requests that you be a part of our 2014-2015 calendar by providing a coupon for your business. There is NO CHARGE to you. Our funds are raised through the sale of the calendars and we appreciate your willingness to add value to the project through your coupon donation.  We hope this also serves as advertisement for your business. 

If you would like to partner with the Trinity Football family, please contact me, Jay Fitch, at jayfitch@hebisd.edu.  You may also call 817-891-5224 to speak to me directly.  All coupons need to be received by July 1st, 2014.  Sale of the calendar will occur the first week of August.

Thank you in advance for your participation!