I would like to thank you for generously supporting my trip to the Foundation for Free Enterprise’s Summer Business Camp. Without the support of Mrs. Vicari, the Board of Education, and yourself, my successful experience with the program would not have been possible. I very much appreciate the encouragement of opportunities such as this one, and I highly recommend continuing the program of in-school and out-of-school collaborations with the FFFE.
Through the Summer Business Camp, students were given the opportunity to learn about various fields of businesses and were privileged to have informative lessons instructed by knowledgeable executives in relevant areas of business. Students explored the ideas and concepts pertinent to any business including economics, employment, banking, accounting/financing, business law, marketing and advertising. Students were also educated on important life skills applicable to anyone looking to be successful; for example, public speaking and the college/job application process. All activities and seminars proved to be appropriate for high school students interested in business and especially beneficial to those preparing to take business-related courses in high school and college. The availability of a true campus-life experience also allowed students to be subjected to different learning and living environments, which they now have the advantage of being familiar with.
Personally, the FFFE’s Summer Business Camp was an unforgettable experience that I was fortunate to be a part of. Not only did it reinforce and expand on the knowledge I had on business, but it solidified my interest in pursuing business in high school, college, and as a career. Forming a business complete with its own business plan within a group of other students was a creative and practical way to develop team-work, communication, and time-management skills necessary in any field of business. In addition, I was glad to have become acquainted with eminent executives in business, be inspired by success stories, and to form lasting friendships with my peers.