High School students learn entrepreneurship and satisfy community service requirements.
The University of Florida is pleased to announce our 9th Annual Pre-College Summer Program for High School Students: Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership & Sustainability: Summer Program. This program is sponsored by UF’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, in partnership with the Warrington College of Business Administration, UF’s Center for Precollegiate Education & Training, UF’s Office of Sustainability, UF’s Center for Leadership & Service, the Innovation Academy at UF, and the UF Office of Youth Conference Services.
This program is for motivated, college-bound rising juniors and seniors who are interested in Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Sustainability. From June 21st through July 24th program participants will take two college-level courses at UF: ENT4934 – Exploring Entrepreneurship & SYG2010 – Social Problems & Solutions. Participants will also complete 75 hours of community service (meeting the requirement for Bright Futures Scholarships). Students will participate in evening and weekend programming including a Speaker Series, mentor partnerships with Entrepreneurs and Social Entrepreneurs, field trips, visits with National Championship Gator Athletes, and other exciting events and activities. The program will culminate with an awards celebration on the final afternoon, recognizing the students for their leadership and entrepreneurial spirit.
Students will work, eat, play, and sleep in Beaty Towers for the full duration of the program. They will be housed in Beaty Towers, near other high school students attending summer science & engineering programs. Participants will have access to the university’s facilities including a newly renovated library, student union and arts center, and many state of the art recreation and sports facilities (including three fitness facilities, nine fields, two pools, six outdoor court facilities, and a gym).
More information about the program here.