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    Foundation for Teaching Economics: Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy

    Foundation for Teaching Economics: Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential, Online
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July, August
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Business/Entrepreneurship
    • Selective: Yes
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Career Clusters: Business Management and Administration
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    The Foundation for Teaching Economics offers selective pre-college programs designed to prepare high school students for leadership roles in private enterprise and public institutions. 

    Topics cover entrepreneurship, economics, history, and leadership.

    The Foundation for Teaching Economics is now accepting applications from academically motivated student leaders for the following programs:

    Economic for Leaders (EFL)

    EFL teaches rising juniors and seniors to integrate economics into decision making. This selective program introduces participants to key economic concepts and leadership theory. The program premise:  Future leaders must understand economics.

    Economic for Leaders Virtual (EFL Virtual)

    Economics for Leaders Virtual is a selective summer program that teaches student leaders how to integrate economics into the process of decision-making through an interactive online program. The curriculum is highly interactive and covers the same key economic topics and leadership activities as the in-person EFL program. 

    Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy (EGE)

    EGE goes beyond what most pre-college entrepreneurship programs teach. Participants not only learn practical skills, like writing a business plan or pitching an idea, but also about the economic principles that make successful entrepreneurship possible.

    Environment & the Economy (E&E)

    Environment & the Economy (E&E) is a cross-curricular program that provides a unique overview of how economic principles can be used to analyze local, national, and international environmental issues. 

    Program Instruction

    At all programs, instruction focuses on key economic concepts and the leadership skills needed to succeed in college and beyond. Economics professors, guest speakers, and leadership facilitators bring a wide breadth of knowledge to the classroom, providing students with an enriching and challenging experience. Participants learn to apply the "economic way of thinking" and build an understanding of practical leadership skills through engaging lessons, activities, and creative decision-making challenges.

    College credit is available for EFL and EFL Virtual.

    Admission is competitive, with decisions based on an applicant’s leadership potential, maturity, and vision of their future. Above all, participants are intelligent and articulate students who will benefit from this unique educational experience.

    Programs are open to rising high school juniors and seniors. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, with admission decisions rendered within three weeks of submission. 30 - 40 students are accepted at each program.