Educating youth about business today to inspire future business leaders tomorrow.
WELCOME TO Y.L.A.B
Youth Learning About Business
Encouraging SI students with an interest in business to further enhance their knowledge of the way a business operates by visiting successful Bay Area companies and holding educational seminars.
ABOUT THE CLUB
As YLAB has learned over the past five years since its establishment, every business starts with a good idea. Likewise, our school-wide organization began with an idea too. In 2015, Madeleine Bruce came to SI as a freshman with a passion for business and venture capitalism. She was very surprised to find that SI did not have a business-oriented club; therefore, she decided that with her ambitions and excitement around the subject, she would found her own club at St. Ignatius. She would create a model in which students would visit successful Bay Area companies, take a tour of their headquarters, and meet with the CEOs and top executives.
YLAB was born in September of 2015 with Kristy Jacobson, an Admissions Associate, as the adult moderator. YLAB made its debut at the SI Club Faire in October of 2015. In their first year, YLAB secured over 50 members and visited over 5 different Bay Area companies.
Then, in 2018, Ryan Mandel, a 2020 SI graduate, came to Maddie to collaborate on his own innovative entrepreneurial-based ideas. After proving himself as a worthy leader, Ryan was given the title of President Elect a month later, and he and Maddie worked together to make education about business accessible and experiential to all students at St. Ignatius.
As Ryan had just graduated from SI, YLAB needed a new team of young leaders with the same dedication and enthusiasm both he and Maddie possessed. Having been in the club for two years prior, juniors Hannah Angsten and Lauren Mandel stepped up and claimed the role as presidents. With 2020 bringing all sorts of hardships, they have had to reshape the club to adapt to the current situation. This means finding innovative ways to immerse students in the world of business such as virtual meetings and tours with local entrepreneurs. Though the year ahead will bring challenges, Lauren and Hannah look forward to lead YLAB for their remaining two years at SI.
MEET OUR TEAM
YLAB's Forward-thinking Leaders
Founder and 2015-2018 President
WHERE WE'VE BEEN
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