[PAST EVENT] Economics for Leaders

July 1, 2012 - July 8, 2012
Sadler Center
200 Stadium Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
The goal of the Economics for Leaders 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. Given the existing challenges confronting our nation and, assuming that problems in years to come will be equally consequential, the job of preparing the next generation of leaders may be one of the most important actions we can take now to ensure our well being in the future. The Foundation for Teaching Economics is committed to finding and nurturing those budding leaders.

As part of our commitment to developing future leaders, we cover most participant costs so students of all socio-economic backgrounds can attend. Lodging, meals, and materials are paid for by the Foundation for Teaching Economics--saving students over $1200. The only expenses not covered are a site-specific program fee of $125; $700, transportation to and from the site; and incidental spending money.

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!" 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.