In its second year, the Entrepreneurship Summer Camp and Personal Enrichment, called ESCAPE, at NSU brings university professors, local entrepreneurs and leaders to educate high school students about business basics such as etiquette, finance, budget, marketing and public relations, said Janet Goldstein, one of the program organizers.
“It’s not school,” said Goldstein. ” They’re not graded, but the more they participate, and the more they do, the more they will get out of it.”
For Etzine, the camp not only educated him, but also motivated him.
“What really boosted my confidence was the peer construction criticism and praise,” said Etzine, who won the Best Business Award – the highest award at the camp.
This summer, the camp hosted two sessions, each lasting one week. Last year, there was one session, but rising popularity among students led NSU to add a session, said Goldstein.