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NBA Sponsors Students to Summer Business Program

Posted on: September 19th, 2019

Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) is a one-of-a-kind summer program that offers in-coming high school juniors & seniors a unique and challenging opportunity to see what it is like to run their own business and learn about private enterprise.

The NBA provided two full scholarships to Council Rock North High School students to attend the PFEW five week-long sessions held in July 2019.  Each recipient sent Bill Sheffer (NBA Pres.) an amazing letter of appreciation. We thought you might enjoy reading them and we thank you for being a member and supporting donations to worthy causes and to future business leaders.

Dear Mr William Sheffer,
My name is Noah Wolfenson, and I am so thankful that you gave me this opportunity to learn about business and management.  Up to this point, I had a vague inkling that business was for me.  But, after my experience at PFEW, I know that business is in my blood.  I have a new found love and passion, and none of that would be possible without you.  Here at PFEW, I learned how much actually goes into business and it’s potential success.  I heard so many words and terms that I didn’t now existed, and now I have them down and I can talk fluently and professionally about business with my parents or other adults.

Over the course of only one week, I had the opportunity to meet people from large and small companies from throughout the state.  The speakers taught me to more about business than my whole education up to this point.  On top of the business talks,  there were many motivational speakers who allowed me to truly reflect and thinking about who I am and how I can improve as a human being.  Because of the knowledge I obtained here at PFEW, I am extremely excited to begin my journey as a business man.  I learned to take risks, and to learn from failure.  I learned that the definition of success is subjective, and I can be incredibly happy even if I don’t make hundreds of thousands of dollars each year.  This experience is truly life changing, and I encourage you to sponsor other kids and give them the same experience that I was fortunate enough to have thanks to you.  Thank you again for allowing me to have this amazing experience, and I wish you well in all of  your endeavors.

Noah Wolfenson
Council Rock North High School

Dear Mr Sheffer,
I want to thank you for the great opportunity that you have given me, through your donation.  When I first signed up for this camp, I was slightly skeptical.  I had never heard of a business camp before, so I did not know what to expect.  Now that the end of the week is approaching, I could not be more grateful for my experience.  PFEW has taught me many valuable business skills, and also life skills.   Your donations allow kids to have a life changing experience, so I thank you for that.  These skills I have learned will certainly help me in the future, and especially for a career in business.  I hope you continue to donate, because you are changing lives.

Patrick Curry
Council Rock North High School

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