CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: July 9, 1999
UI hosts Youth Entrepreneur Camps July 12-23
IOWA CITY, Iowa The University of Iowa is hosting
the New Youth Entrepreneurship Camp July 12-23 for youth who want to learn
about starting their own businesses.
The camp will be at the John Pappajohn Business Building
from July 12-16 for Cedar Rapids area students and from July 19-23 for Iowa
City area students. Some 50 students who have completed the fifth, sixth or
seventh grades will participate in the camp from 8:30 a.m. to
3 p.m. each day.
"This is a wonderful opportunity for youth to explore
entrepreneurship. The camp is designed to teach youth the basic entrepreneurial
skills and to help students develop a plan for starting their own business.
The students will hear from successful entrepreneurs and learn how they can
turn their ideas into businesses. They will also have a lot of fun during
the camp," said David Hensley, associate director of the Pappajohn Entrepreneurial
The "user friendly" course materials are designed
specifically for youth, and have eye-catching illustrations, contain examples
to which young people can relate, and include activities to stimulate interest
in the various aspects of entrepreneurship.
Tours are also scheduled at local businesses including
Torus Technologies, Candleworks, Iowa State Bank and Trust, Stroll-n-Go and
Shakespeare Inc.'s candy factory in Fairfax.
Sponsored by the UI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial
Center, the New Youth Entrepreneurship Camp is also supported through the
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
For more information, contact the Pappajohn Entrepreneurial
Center at (319) 335-1022.