Overview

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)

In its 29th year, 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.

Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy (EGE)

Offered on Yale University’s campus, 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.

Economic History for Leaders (EHFL)

EHFL is a cross-curricular program designed for students with a passion for history, civics, or economics. Designed with the understanding that leaders must appreciate history to make effective decisions, students learn to use the economic way of thinking to better understand pivotal events in American history.  

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.

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 (class of 2020 or 2021). Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, with admission decisions rendered within three weeks of submission. 30 - 40 students are accepted at each program.

Cost and Session Information

The cost of virtual programs 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.

Program Dates and Locations

Economics for Leaders

June 15 - 21, 2020
Rice University - Houston, TX
Yale University - New Haven, CT

June 22 - June 28, 2020
Yale University - New Haven, CT
UCLA - Los Angeles, CA
University of California - Berkeley, CA

June 29 - July 5, 2020
University of California - Berkeley, CA
University of Texas - Austin, TX 
Yale University - New Haven, CT

July 6 - 12, 2020
Tufts University - Boston, MA
Wake Forest University - Winston-Salem, NC
Southern Methodist Univesity - Dallas, TX

July 13 - 19, 2020
Emory University - Atlanta, GA
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Washington University - St. Louis, MO

July 20 - 26, 2020
Brown University - Providence, RI
Cornell University - Ithaca, NY

July 27 - August 2, 2020
University of California - Santa Barbara, CA

August 3 - 9, 2020
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI
(Prerequisite: previous economics course required )

Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy

June 29 - July 4
Yale University - New Haven, CT

Economic History for Leaders

June 29 - July 5, 2020
College of William & Mary - Williamsburg, VA

July 27 - August 2, 2020
Brown University, Providence, RI

 

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