New Detroit is seeking students who will be high school juniors or seniors to participate in its annual summer business camp, Camp Enterprise. The camp, which holds two separate but identical sessions, will convene on July 6-10 and July 20-24 on the campuses of Wayne State University and Michigan State University. There is no cost to the selected participants.
The camp, which started in 2003 as a one-day gathering, has grown into a five-day session on two campuses. Camp Enterprise aims to instill leadership skills in its participants while teaching financial literacy, business practices and teamwork through its business plan competition. It also provides many of the students with their first look at living on a college campus.
“Camp Enterprise gives young people the confidence and effective study skills needed to achieve academic success while gaining exposure to college at two of the state’s top universities,” said New Detroit President and CEO Shirley R. Stancato.
“Students have an opportunity to come together to develop business acumen and professional training from seasoned professionals.” said David Gamlin, director of youth development at New Detroit. “More importantly, our hands-on business competition trains students to be both entrepreneurs and understand the dynamics of teamwork in the workplace.”
Camp Enterprise helps to better prepare students to apply for college as well and provides students with scholarships and financial aid resources. New Detroit has trained more than 1,500 participants since starting in 2003.
Students wishing to apply to Camp Enterprise should go to the New Detroit website www.newdetroit.org for more information and to download the camp application or apply online or contact Monica Martin at 313-664-2010.