Detroit—More than 200 Detroit high school juniors and seniors will learn about college life and entrepreneurship during New Detroit’s 12th annual five-day business camp, Camp Enterprise, on the campuses of both Wayne State University and Michigan State University, beginning Wednesday, July 9.
The camp, which started in 2003 as a one-day gathering, has grown into a five-day session on two campuses. The first group of students will share experiences on the campuses of both Wayne State and Michigan State from July 9-July 13. Growing demand and increased sponsor support are making it possible to hold a second session from July 23- July 27. This "college-prep" Camp program enables its young participants to gain lBuseadership skills while exposing them to a life-changing experience focused on teamwork-oriented business planning activities.
“We are grateful for the support of Michigan State and Wayne State for allowing us to offer these young people a glimpse into college life at two of Michigan’s leading universities,” said New Detroit president and CEO Shirley R. Stancato.
Major sponsors include Ajax Paving, the Dresner Foundation and the Ford Motor Company Fund. The camp is also sponsored by Wayne State University and Michigan State University.
“At Camp Enterprise, the students engage in highly demanding, but exciting, challenges with other students from the Detroit region.” said David Gamlin, New Detroit’s Program Manager for Education. “With the help of business professionals from various occupations, they invest in helping these young people understand business and leadership and how it translates into their future career endeavors.”
Attendees will be high school juniors and seniors at the start of the 2014-2015 school year who have not previously attended Camp Enterprise. There is no cost to the selected participants. All student selections have been accepted based on eligibility and available seats.
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This educational program is geared toward minority businesses that have been in operation for 5 years or less and whose revenues are $1million dollars or less. There are six modules in the Series, each covering a different topic.
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