New Detroit

Camp Enterprise
2014 – 2016

The Dresner Foundation provided New Detroit a grant totaling $75,000 for Camp Enterprise its summer business camp for high school students.

New Detroit, a nonprofit that works to identify and eliminate racial disparities in the region, started the camp over ten years ago as a one-day camp to equip young people with entrepreneurial skills. Camp Enterprise is now a five-day college readiness learning experience held on the campuses of Wayne State University and Michigan State University. Students from over 50 local high schools attend the program.

The camp is exclusively for students who will be high school junior and seniors at the start of the school year in the fall. The on-campus experience emphasizes the critical importance of completing high school and post-secondary education through college, trade or vocational training. It also helps prepare students for college by providing college readiness information.

In addition, the students receive professional skills training, they network and develop business plans from ideas generated as teams. They present their plans to a panel of judges who are business professionals. The top three teams are recognized for their team efforts.

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