‘KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy’ Summer Program for High School Students Announced

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Three batches of two-week intensive workshops to be held in May-July 2016 to educate students about business and finance and equip them with the skills they need for life after high school

Knowledge@Wharton High School (KWHS), part of the global Knowledge@Wharton network of online business journals at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, is inviting applications from high school students for its upcoming 2016 summer program, KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy.

Launched last year, the KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy aims at promoting entrepreneurship, leadership, business and finance skills among high school students around the world through class room content, trips and competitions. The intensive academic program will be held at Wharton in Philadelphia with three two-week sessions between May and July 2016. High school students aged 15-18 years are eligible to apply through BrainGain Magazine, a study-abroad online magazine that is collaborating with KWHS on this program.

The KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy draws content selected from more than 400 lesson plans and articles that are available for free to students and educators around the world on the KWHS website – kwhs.wharton.upenn.edu. The program will focus on disciplines such as business, economics, finance, entrepreneurship, leadership, social studies and goal setting.

The program features lectures from Wharton faculty, experienced educators and business executives. It includes corporate visits, team-building exercises and guided tours to historic places around Philadelphia, New York City and Washington DC. Students will also get the chance to attend a baseball game and get a taste of the American sports culture. The students will also be a part of a community-service project and will receive a certificate to recognize their volunteer hours. In addition, students who have successfully completed the program will receive a certificate from KWHS.

The two-week program costs US $5,000 per student including tuition, on-campus lodging and boarding, but excluding international travel, visa application fees and insurance. Applications for the KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy can be submitted online.

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