What students are saying about their Economics for Leaders experience.
“I came into the EFL program nervous and unsure about what I would face in the upcoming week. Now, I am humbled to say that this experience has brought out the best learner and leader in me that I never knew existed. I am proud to say this has been one of the most invigorating and beneficial weeks of my life!” – Michael Treiber (Washington University 2017)
“Truly one of the best weeks of my life. I learned so much about the world and myself and made true friends.” –Vijayashree Jambunathan (Oberlin College 2017)
“FTE has proven to be more than a simple leadership or economics session for me this past week. It has been a week of self-study, and the activities have given me insight into the way that I respond to unnatural and difficult environments, how I interact with my peers, and how I act as a self-interested player in the economy.” –Jun-Davinci Choi (Brown University 2017)
“An extraordinary program that provided me in depth understanding of global economics, in both serious and fun ways. Though it is only 5 days, the amount and quality of knowledge I gained was amazing!” – Max Medverd (University of Washington 2017)
“Although I enrolled in the program for the Economics portion, the leadership portion allowed me to have experienced and gain confidence that I would not have found anywhere else. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone who enjoys meeting new people, taking on individual and team challenges, and learning a little bit more about personal and global economics. I hope to participate in more FTE programs in the future.” -Alice Berlin (Yale University 2017)
What parents are saying about their teenagers Economics for Leaders experience:
2016 Parent Survey of Economics for Leaders: When asked if the program impacted their children, parents of participants responded with a resounding ‘yes!’ Read the responses here.
A Letter From A Parent
“Words cannot express my deep appreciation for your leadership during the FTE/EFl seminar at Hillsdale College in July, 2008. My daughter Katie Yelken, is still talking about her experience and what she learned. The knowledge and skills she acquired at EFL have given her confidence and an assurance of who she is. In the span of a week you were able to take 32 unique individuals and unite them. They are bound by their experiences and time together.
A quote that has been shared by one of the students is: ‘We left our families to live with strangers. Now we left family to go home.’ The synergy that was created during those seven days is amazing. The students were accepted for who they are and encouraged to use their skills, talents, and abilities. These young adults are staying connected. ‘Never doubt that a small group of people can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.’ Is another quote from one of the students at EFL. Thank you for your time, energy, and commitment to the students who attended this camp.”
Pam Yelken, Mother