PALATINE -- The Chicago Automobile Trade Association recently donated $1,500 to the Young Entrepreneurs Academy.
The donation came in conjunction with Hyundai of Palatine and the Chicagoland Dealers Care program, an initiative that matches CATA dealer member donations of up to $1,500 for local charitable organizations.
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy was formed five years ago by the Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce to help coach middle and high school student on how to build and run their own businesses. Similar to ABC's show "Shark Tank," students get to pitch their business ideas to local business leaders and investors. One student qualifies each year to present at a national level in Rochester, N.Y., in front of a panel of judges at the end of the program.
CATA has been a longtime supporter of local nonprofit organizations like the Young Entrepreneurs Academy.