For the 21st consecutive year, Lycoming College will welcome nearly 1,200 students, volunteers and guests to its campus as it hosts the 32nd annual Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week.
Rising high school juniors and seniors from across Pennsylvania travel to the program, which educates students about the American free enterprise system by bringing them together with business executives from throughout the state. During the week-long event, student teams simulate the operation of their own company.
The College and PFEW both benefit from the partnership, as the students also gain first-hand experience living on a college campus. "We are delighted to have such a large group of college-bound students spend a week on our campus," said James Spencer, vice president of admissions and financial aid at the College. "In any given year, 20 to 25 PFEW alumni will enter Lycoming as new students." Lycoming offers a PFEW scholarship to incoming students who are graduates of the program.
Lycoming hosts the first two sessions of PFEW from July 10-23. The program then moves to Pennsylvania College of Technology from July 31-Aug. 6, before returning to Lycoming for its final week, Aug. 7-13.