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Release: May 20, 1999

UI hosts Youth Entrepreneur Camp

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa is hosting the New Youth Entrepreneurship Camp this summer for youth who want to learn about starting their own businesses.

The camp will be held 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. Students who have completed the fifth, sixth or seventh grades may participate in the camp.

"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," stated David Hensley, associate director of the Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center.

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.

Sponsored by the UI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, the New Youth Entrepreneurship Camp is also supported through the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Registration for the camp is now under way; enrollment is limited to 40 students per session. Cost for the weeklong day camp is only $79 if students register before May 28. Applications are due by June 4. To obtain registration materials, call the Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at (319) 335-1022.