•  At Duke Summer Academy, we believe that while learning, students can change the world.  Please share the message below with your students to invite them to have the experience of a lifetime:
    We have two exciting competitions you can be involved in this summer at Duke!
    Spend your summer at Duke’s Global Giver Academy and become a bona fide philanthropist.  You will have the opportunity not only to learn the ins and outs of philanthropy by earning community service hours at local charities, but also the chance to engage in advocacy firsthand.  As an acting “board member” of a local charity, you will make a case of for your favorite organization and have the opportunity to benefit it in a huge way.  The most compelling team will win $500 for their charity, receive a special certificate of achievement, and, most importantly, know that they made a real difference for the local community.
    Enroll in Global Entrepreneur Academy and gain critical business, marketing, and strategy skills to develop real startup ventures.  Students will have the chance to pitch their own ideas at the conclusion of the Academy and win awards for the best new startups.
    First Prize: $250
    Second Prize: $150
    Third Prize: $100

    Along with the winning prize money to help advance your entrepreneurial career, you will earn a certificate of achievement demonstrating that your team’s creativity and critical thinking produced a top startup pitch!


    Nicki Charles, Ed.D.
    Director of Summer Academy for High School Students
    Duke University (Durham, North Carolina USA)