FEE: A pre-college opportunity for entrepreneurial, business-minded students

FEE (Foundation for Economic Education) is a nonprofit organization that sponsors summer seminars for teenagers. It started in 1946. These three day events allow students to stay in a college campus while they learn the principals of economics. Some sessions also focus on entrepreneurship and leadership.

Students might be interested in this opportunity because it gives them a taste of college experience. Staying in dorms and meeting teens from all across the world is not common for members of urban, low-income communities like those in Huntington Park. I also think the program is great fit for these students because there is no GPA requirement and tuition is only $79, with the chance of a tuition reimbursement or even a travel scholarship.

In 2017 I attended a FEE event with a full reimbursement travel and tuition scholarship (and I did get my reimbursement check the hour I arrived) and loved the experience. Other family members have since participated as well, giving me confidence that this is a reputable organization.

I also enjoy how this organization is non-partisan and allows students to learn to think for themselves. FEE was started in 1946, a year after the end of World War II and in the dawn of the rise of the Soviet Union. Economic leaders wanted the public to be informed about economics so that communism would never take over the United States. Therefore, the only bias FEE has is that it is anti-communist and pro-capitalist.

These programs are only targeted to students who were already inclined towards capitalism. They are great to those who mark “business” as a career of interest.

If you’re between the ages 14 to 19 years old, then here are some online events you can do:

Unleash Your Inner Entrepreneur with My Tech High!

Redesigning Your Career from the Inside-Out (fourth webinar with the North Star Initiative)

FEE + NSHSS: Leadership

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