2016 Summer Youth Business & Entrepreneurship Academy

2016 Summer Youth Business & Entrepreneurship Academy – Deadline – April…


North Carolina Central University School of Business in partnership with the Executive Leadership Council presents an exciting opportunity for high school students to participate in a 2-week residential Summer Youth Business and Entrepreneurship Academy (SYBEA).  The Academy will run from June 19 – July 1, 2016.  The application deadline is Friday, April 1, 2016.

 The Academy is open to high achieving minority youth in rising 10th, 11th and 12th grade students with a B average or higher.  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 room and board.

 Students will be notified or acceptance by mail or email by May 1, 2016.  Upon acceptance, a fully refundable deposition in the amount of $100.00 is required to reserve a spot in the Academy (Personal Check Only).

 The two-week Academy includes:

®    Residential Facilities and Meals –  Students will participate in a fully immersed collegiate experience on the campus of North Carolina Central University including 3 meals a day.

®    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.


Enrolled (in fall 2013) in a Durham or surrounding area high school as a 10th or 11th grader

·       A cumulative 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale (B average or higher)

·       Excellent attendance record

·       Extra-curricular activities and involvement

·       Students with GPA lower than 3.0 and involved in significant extra-curricular activities are encouraged to apply

 Application materials:

·       Completed application form

·       Statement of Purpose (see reverse page for instructions)

·       Official high school transcript

·       Recommendation letter from high school counselor/other academic reference


Return all application materials to kmark2@nccu.edu or mail to:

Keisha M. Williams

ATTN: Summer Youth Business Academy (Program Director)

School of Business

North Carolina Central University

1801 Fayetteville Street (221 CT Willis)

Durham, NC 27707

 For more information, please email Keisha M. Williams, Director of Marketing/Communications for the School of Business at kmark3@nccu.edu or (919) 530-6804.

 The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(6) corporation founded in 1986, composed of current and former black CEOs, board directors and senior executives at Fortune 500 companies. For more than 25 years, the ELC has worked to build an inclusive business leadership pipeline. They empower black corporate leaders to make significant contributions in the global marketplace and their communities. The ELC’s related charitable organization, the Executive Leadership Foundation (ELF), focuses on improving local communities and helping disadvantaged groups within the broader society.

North Carolina Central University, founded in 1910, was the first publicly supported liberal arts college for African-Americans.  Today, the university has a diverse population of more than 8,300 students enrolled in first-class academic programs. NCCU’s fully accredited School of Business trains students to become specialists in major fields of business administration and management.

Sincere Regards,

DeWarren K. Langley, JD

Chairman, Durham County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council



Mobile:  (919) 423-8089

Together, We Can Empower Change & High Impact Outcomes to Build a Greater Durham!

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