Overview

Economics for Leaders is more than an economics program:  participants learn the soft skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century.

Southern Methodist University
Cox Business School
July 6 - 12, 2020
Dallas, TX

EFL is a selective academic summer enrichment program for talented and motivated high school students who want to accelerate their academic pursuits, develop their leadership skills, and connect with peers and professors who share their interests. Over 12,000 students have participated in this specialized program since its inception in 1991. EFL is part of the Foundation for Teaching Economics, a well-established non-profit organization committed to teaching students the leadership skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century economy.

With distinguished professors and leadership instructors, EFL provides high school students the unique opportunity to engage with other high achieving individuals. Through hands-on learning, programming focuses on how to integrate economics and leadership in decision-making, and paves the way for future success in the college admissions process and beyond.

 Independent college advisor and President of My College Resource, Debra Landesberg commented,

 “I continue to support Economics for Leaders for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, every student I send, regardless of personality, interests, or degree of high academic level, returns enlightened and enthusiastic about college.  The lessons learned about themselves oftentimes translate into college essays.  They gain confidence about their ability to transition to college along with a greater understanding of their leadership style and role in group dynamics.”

EFL graduates gain valuable opportunities to:

  • elevate their resume with distinctive experiences
  • practice leadership skills
  • receive advanced economics coursework
  • network for internships in Washington, D.C.
  • connect with future college friends
  • experience new situations that are invaluable for college application essay writing
  • earn college credit

Cost and Session Information

The cost of virtual EFL is $650, plus a $25 application fee.   

In recognition of challenges faced by families across the globe because of COVID-19 and our desire to fulfill our mission of introducing future leaders to the economic way of thinking, FTE is offering the Economics for Leaders (EFL) curriculum online this summer. Participants can choose from two options – a week long synchronous course or a six week long asynchronous class. Both courses cover the same key economic topics as the in-person program and student will have the opportunity to earn the coveted FTE Excellence in Economic Understanding award based on their post-test performance.

Courses require access to a computer or laptop and additional mobile device (phone/tablet).

Please contact bwilson@fte.org for details.

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