Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) will mark its 39th year this July and August. PFEW was founded specifically to teach high school students about the American private enterprise system and what it means to our country. PFEW now annually holds five sessions in July and August, serving nearly 2,200 students, four on the campus of Lycoming College and a fifth on the campus of Pennsylvania College of Technology, both located in Williamsport.
The Chamber is proud to support PFEW and encourages our local companies and civic organizations to provide sponsorship for our students and, if possible, volunteers for the sessions. Every student attends PFEW on a fully tax-deductible scholarship, which is provided by a local firm. Each student wears the name of his or her sponsor throughout the week and writes them after graduation to report on what they have learned. PFEW is also an approved organization through the PA Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program.
To learn more about this program and how you can help, call Scott Lee, vice president of marketing and development for the Foundation for Free Enterprise Education at (814) 833-9576, ext. 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PFEW is open to all current sophomores and juniors in Pennsylvania and information on attendance, as well as program applications, can also be found at www.pfew.org.