NCCU youth academy gets funding
The Executive Leadership Foundation has granted a $350,000 request to support program development and scholarships for the Summer Youth Business & Entrepreneurship Academy at N.C. Central University's School of Business.
The academy teams NCCU professors and local business leaders with high school students in marketing, finance, entrepreneurship, leadership and ethics. Students visit local companies, develop business plans and give presentations for judging.
NCCU officials said the grant would help the program reach full capacity by its third year and should cover the full cost of attendance for 280 students: 40 in 2014 and 120 each in 2015 and 2016.