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School of Business 2013 Summer Youth Business and Entrepreneurship Academy

July 15 – July 26, 2013

Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 North Carolina Central University Summer Youth Business and Entrepreneurship Academy presented by the Make It Happen Foundation, and hosted by the NCCU School of Business. The NCCU School of Business Summer Youth Business and Entrepreneurship Academy is a non-residential 10-day program and will be held on the campus of NCCU from Monday, July 15, 2013 through Friday, July 26. The Academy is open to 20, high-achieving rising 10th and 11th grade students, with a B average or higher, from Durham, N.C., and surrounding counties. Selected students will receive business training and exposure to higher education on the campus of NCCU, along with a full scholarship to cover the cost of attendance plus materials. 

The two-week Academy includes:

  • Lectures taught by host NCCU professors and local business leaders. Topics include introductory business courses in marketing, finance (financial literacy), entrepreneurship, leadership and ethics.
  • Corporate visits to help students gain exposure to the application of business principles in the real world as they interact with local corporate executives during on-site visits.
  • Business plan development and team competition with participants to derive a business plan for a new idea. A panel of judges from the business community will evaluate the plan and a prize will be awarded to the winning team.

To download an application for the 2013 Summer Youth Business Academy, click here

For more information, please email or call 919-530-6458

Application Deadline: May 17, 2013


The NCCU School of Business is grateful for the support of generous donors who have enabled our participants to attend at no cost to them. Scholarship support is an ongoing and expanding need as we seek to offer this program to more students every year. Please consider helping us level the playing field by giving to the Summer Academy. 

Check out the following video to learn about the Summer Youth Business and Entrepreneurship Academy