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FTE Programs Now Accepting Applications From High School Sophomores And Juniors

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Do you know an outstanding high school sophomore or junior? Encourage them to apply for the exciting, hands-on Economics for Leaders (EFL) programs, sponsored by TFAS partner organization, the Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE).

Where: University Campuses Across the United States, such as Yale, Cornell, Duke, Brown and others
When: Weeklong Programs in June, July & August
Application Deadline: March 2, 2015
(click here for a full list of sites & dates)

Students who are currently sophomores and juniors in high school are eligible to attend an EFL program in 2015. These week-long leadership-building programs are held at university campuses across the United States, include Yale, Cornell, Duke, Brown and the University of Chicago, among others.

The goal of the Economics for Leaders (EFL) program is to give promising students the skills to be more effective leaders and to teach them how to employ economic analysis when considering difficult public policy choices. Students learn through a hands-on approach that explains economic concepts in exciting and relatable ways.

FTE students pause for a photo overlooking the ocean at University of Santa Barbara, where they were attending a conference.
FTE students pause for a photo overlooking the ocean at University of Santa Barbara, where they were attending a conference.
FTE students learn economic concepts through a hands-on game during a conference at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.
FTE students learn economic concepts through a hands-on game during a conference at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Programs are led by economics professors and leadership instructors selected, nationwide, for their expertise and teaching effectiveness. Morning discussions, activities, and interactive sessions introduce participants to the “economic way of thinking.” Afternoon sessions build an understanding of leadership and participants practice leadership skills in a fun-filled series of tasks and dilemmas. Students also engage in a creative decision-making challenge in which they apply and demonstrate the skills and knowledge they have gained during the week.

Economics for Leaders is an unparalleled learning and growing opportunity. When asked if the program impacted their children, parents of participants responded with a resounding ‘yes!’ Read the responses here. The program is competitive with approximately two applicants applying for each available space. College admission officers have commented that students who attend selective programs, such as Economics for Leaders, make more competitive applicants.

When applying, please tell your High School students to list “TFAS” in the “How did you hear about FTE?” section of the application.

 

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