LEAD Summer Business Institute (opportunity)

The LEAD Summer Business Institute is a college preparatory program that introduces Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian high school students in their junior year to exciting careers in business and finance. Native students join other students from diverse communities and live on a college campus, take interactive courses taught by nationally renowned professors and attend corporate site visits. Last year, students attended programs at Dartmouth College, Duke University, Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania.
In addition to taking classes in marketing, accounting, finance, economics and ethics, students also learn about the relevance of business, finance and economic development for Native communities. During this time, tribal leaders and Native people working in the financial services industry serve as motivational speakers and help students to understand how they can make an impact in their communities by pursuing careers in finance.

Happy Wednesday!

This week's email shares information about the LEAD Summer Business Institute for Native High School Juniors!

The LEAD Summer Business Institute is a dynamic summer program open to Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian high school students in their junior year (during the 2012-2013 academic year). Students spend 3-4 weeks on a college campus learning about careers in business and finance. Students also participate in field trips to amusement parks and sporting events in addition to taking finance, business, accounting, and marketing classes with world-renowned professors. Participating schools include Dartmouth College, Duke University, Stanford University, and University of Pennsylvania. Find more information about the program and application by visiting the Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) website.

Tuition and Scholarships: The cost of the program is $1,250 plus round trip airfare. Significant full and partial scholarships are available through NAFOA. Last year, 98% of students received financial aid.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2013

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Center for Native American Youth

About the Center
Founded by former US Senator Byron Dorgan, the Center is a policy program within the Aspen Institute, headquartered in Washington, DC. While a part of the Aspen Institute, the Center is also overseen by a Board of Advisors. The goal of the Center is to bring greater national attention to the issues facing Native American youth, and to foster solutions, with special emphasis on youth suicide prevention. How you can help.

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