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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 willreceive direction toward being entrepreneurs. YoungBiz, a youtheducational organization, and SIFE have joined forces to createeducational camps and workshops to teach children 11 to 17 aboutbusiness, entrepreneurship, investing and personal finance.

"Bringing college students interested in teaching freeenterprise together with [our] curriculum just seemed like aperfect fit," says Misty Elliott, executive vice president ofYoungBiz. "There's a lot of synergy with what we canaccomplish together."

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