Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge

Last week I had a great conversation with Lindsay Hollandsworth from the Jesse Helms Center. They are offering what sounds like a great camp experience at a great rate. Below is the information she sent me.  Scott

Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge is in North Carolina!

This June and July, the Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge will offer its internationally recognized camp at two locations in North Carolina: June 17-21 at Wingate University (just 25 miles from Charlotte) (THIS SESSION HAS REACHED CAPACITY) and July 15-19 at Campbell University (just 30 miles from Raleigh).  During this five-day residential summer camp, high school-age participants will learn about entrepreneurship, the important role capitalism plays in our economy, principled leadership and ethical decision making (additional program details below).

FELC Session III at Campbell University

What do students do?

A company competition is the core activity.  In small groups, students compete to form companies which produce, market and sell products.  Students learn about and create business plans, marketing plans and accounting records.  FELC is an interactive, fast-paced approach to learning, so it doesn’t stop with the company competition.  Students also participate in a Virtual Trade Mission project, speech and debate contests, the Laws of Life Essay Contest and receive hands-on principled leadership training.  FELC is unique because it offers students the opportunity to learn by doing.  Students who will be high school sophomores, juniors or seniors in fall 2012 and have demonstrated leadership potential and an interest in learning more about business are encouraged to apply.  The only cost for this program is a $100 registration fee (due after acceptance). 

Visit the FELC website to learn more and apply:  For questions please contact Lindsay Hollandsworth by email at or by phone at (704) 233-1776, ext. 8.


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