|Registration deadline extended for mini-society summer program|
The registration deadline has been extended for the second annual Mini-Society Summer Camp to be held June 11–15 at the Center for Innovation. Participants can sign up for the program through Friday, June 8, or until the session is full.
The camp is designed to bring youth, ages 9-13, together with teachers, pre-professionals, 4-H leaders, Scout leaders, and other youth program facilitators to provide hands-on learning experiences in entrepreneurship, citizenship, and civic leadership.
The camp will provide participants with the skills and attitudes that define entrepreneurial thinking, including:
• the ability to recognize opportunities overlooked by others,
• the insight and creativity to organize the resources necessary to act on those opportunities and
• the self-confidence and drive to initiate those ventures in the face of personal risks.
To foster entrepreneurial thinking, youth and adult participants will work together to establish a new mini-society in which they name and design a flag, create a currency and organize a government. As members of this new mini-society, youth participants will learn to recognize opportunities and then open individual businesses to supply the goods and services to potential citizens. On-campus field experiences may include visiting UND’s student government and other on-campus sites related to entrepreneurship.
Participating adults will gain certification in mini-society training and acquire the tools to integrate more entrepreneurial thinking into classroom or club activities. Adults also can earn professional development graduate credits for an extra $50 per credit.
The program is brought in part to you by the Department of Teaching and Learning, Center for Innovation, Summer Program and Events Council, NDSU Extension Service, NDSU Center for Community Vitality, and the Grand Forks County Extension 4-H Youth Development. The camp will be facilitated by Barry Striegel, UND doctoral student and certified entrepreneurship instructor.
Youth participants will meet from 8 a.m. to noon each day, while the adults will meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The registration fee is $50 to attend. The registration deadline has been extended to June 8, 2007 or until the session is full. To register, call the UND Summer Events Office at 777-0841, or visit the web site at www.summer.und.edu for the program brochure and registration form.
-- Julie Bean, Summer Events Program Specialist, Division of Continuing Education, email@example.com, 701-777-0441