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Apply now to attend Junior Achievement’s CEO Academy

By Staff | May 13, 2009

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is still accepting applications for the its CEO Academy, an exclusive one-week summer camp for high school students eager learn what it takes to be a successful business leader.

Presented by Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida and the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University, CEO Academy will take place at the Lutgert College of Business from June 15-19.

CEO Academy is open to high school juniors and seniors from Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties, and allows students to work in project teams with local business leaders and educators.

Students will learn about business from these experienced professionals by participating in hands-on activities such as creating business plans and marketing packages based on case studies of specialized international corporations.

Participants will receive a certificate, credentials for college applications and potential internship opportunities. Camp hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Last year, more than 30 Southwest Florida students attended CEO Academy.

Interested students may apply by contacting their school guidance counselor or the Junior Achievement office at 239-225-2590. There is a $100 application fee, which is fully refundable if the student is not selected.