Enterprise Institute

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What We Do 

We sponsor high school juniors from Oakland schools to work in leadership teams, to expand your networks and explore education and career options after high school.  Each Spring since 1982 the Enterprise Institute has taken place in a dormitory style camp in Aptos, just south of Santa Cruz.  During the three-day retreat, participants learn the benefits and the challenges of American business, as they team up to create and operate a company.  Participants work on marketing concepts, business strategies, communication skills, and networking,  which is facilitated by returning high school seniors who serve as Peer Counselors, and support from Rotary business and community leaders.   There may even be some games and competition along the way!

For a better look at what Enterprise Institute is all about, check out this VIDEO : https://vimeo.com/faberpro/review/260700792/f002e6b956


Harold Lowe, Committee Chair

Enterprise Institute Class of '85  (and Peer Counselor #1, in '86)


Meeting Times & Location 

Meets at the Call of the Chair. Meetings are more frequent during the three months prior to the camp.

Committee Contacts 

Harold Lowe