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Setting Up Camp

Forget the knot-tying merit badge--this camp teaches kids skills they'll use in business.

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Young people need direction. And if Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) have anything to do with it, the next generation will receive direction toward being entrepreneurs. YoungBiz, a youth educational organization, and SIFE have joined forces to create educational camps and workshops to teach children 11 to 17 about business, entrepreneurship, investing and personal finance.

"Bringing college students interested in teaching free enterprise together with [our] curriculum just seemed like a perfect fit," says Misty Elliott, executive vice president of YoungBiz. "There's a lot of synergy with what we can accomplish together."

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