Success Stories

Adam Yafei, Class of 2007

Adam Yafei attended Fort Hamilton High School in Brooklyn, New York, where he participated in VE and served as the Chief Financial Officer of his VE business. Through financial adversity, family loss, and other challenges, Adam learned the importance of hard work, persistence, and living life to the fullest.

Now an Audit Senior at Deloitte & Touche LLP, Adam credits his participation in VE and his Business Plan Presentation team as the catalyst for pursuing his current career with Deloitte. Adam currently mentors VE students, passing along the same kind of support and knowledge that he received during his years in the program.

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James Logan High School Students

At the start of the 2018-19 school year, Intuit and VE launched a new partnership to provide QuickBooks Online and Design for Delight to every VE class in the U.S. In addition, Intuit has provided mentorship to students, invited students from James Logan High School in Union City, California to connect with business leaders at their QuickBooks Connect event in San Jose, and Intuit’s CEO Brad Smith shared his leadership and business insights with VE students.

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Bellevue East High School’s VE program No Coast Soap

Bellevue East High School started their VE program at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year and are running the first VE program in Nebraska.

“For the first time this school year, students can take a business course where real-life work, will get them an A.”

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