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Here's a Sample Curriculum from The 2017 Summer Business Institute.

The 2018 Schedule is in Production.

Open to Rising High School Seniors and Juniors

 Some of the FEATURED SPEAKERS (Click on each name for a bio)

Phil Brach Paul Radich Harvey Seegers
Bob Keith Jay Richards Andres Widmer
Stew McHie Frederic Sautet Luanne Zurlo


Summer Business Institute
Sunday, June 18-Friday, June 23

Sunday, June 18

12:00 PM        Registration, Opus
Tours of Campus
Shuttle Service

4:00 PM        Registration ends

5:00 PM        Opening Mass, Crypt

6:00 PM        Family BBQ, Basilica Lawn

8:00 PM        Opening Welcome Night, Pryz Great Rooms

10:30 PM        Counselor Reflection, Opus

12:00 AM        Lights Out
Monday, June 19

7:30 AM         Mass (optional)

8:00 AM        Breakfast, Pryz

9:00 AM        Monday Morning Staff Meeting

10:00 AM        Creativity Presentation: Andreas Widmer

11:00 AM        Creativity Workshop
1:00 PM        Lunch, Pryz

2:00 PM        CSD Intro: Jay Richards & Trading Game

3:30 PM        CSD Common Good: Winnette & Bob Keith

5:00 PM        End-of-Day Staff Meeting

5:15 PM        Dinner: Food Trucks & Kickball, Basilica

6:00 PM        Kickball, Basilica Mall

8:00 PM        Life of Meaning: Andreas & Michelle Widmer, Murphy’s

12:00 AM        Lights Out

Tuesday, June 20th

7:30 AM        Mass (optional)

8:00 AM        Breakfast, Pryz

9:00 AM        Tuesday Morning Staff Meeting

9:15 AM        Validity Presentation, Bob Keith
10:00 AM      Validation Workshop

12:30 PM      End-of-Day Staff Meeting

12:40 PM      Head to Union station

1:00 PM        Lunch

2:00 PM        Scavenger Hunt, National Mall

6:00 PM        Picnic at the Washington Monument

8:00 PM        Life of Meaning: Keiths, Murphy’s

12:00 AM      Lights Out

Wednesday, June 21

7:30 AM        Mass (Optional)

8:00 AM        Breakfast, Pryz 

9:00 AM        Wednesday Morning Staff Meeting

9:15 AM        Trade-offs Presentation, Mario Enzler

10:00 AM      Trade-offs Workshop

12:00 PM       Lunch, Pryz

1:00 PM        Marshmallow Challenge

2:00 PM        CSD Series: Solidarity & Subsidiarity, Paul Radich

3:00 PM        End-of-Day Staff Meeting

3:15 PM        Arlington Cemetery

5:00 PM        Old Town Alexandria

9:00/10:00 PM   Life of Meaning: Girls Night/Guys Night

12:00 AM        Lights Out

Thursday, June 22

7:30 AM        Mass (Optional)

8:00 AM        Breakfast, Pryz

9:00 AM        Thursday Morning Staff Meeting

9:15 AM        Marketing Presentation & Workshop, Stew McHie & Gabby Herrera

12:30 PM      Lunch & Games, Duf

3:00 PM        CSD Series: Harvey Seegers
4:00 PM        Sales Pitch/Board Prep

6:10 PM        End-of-Day Staff Meeting
6:30 PM        Pizza Dinner & Trivia Night, Pryz Great Rooms
8:00 PM        Life of Meaning: Young Entrepreneurs, Murphy’s

9:30 PM        All Night Adoration, Caldwell Chapel

12:00 AM        Lights Out

Friday, June 23

7:30 AM    Mass for all counselors and participants, Caldwell Chapel

8:00 AM    Breakfast, Pryz

9:00 AM    Everyone arrive in Heritage Hall

9:30 AM     SHARK TANK

12:30 PM    Lunch, Monroe Street Market

2:00 PM    Parent Reception/Closing
2:30 PM    Check-out of Heritage Hall
        Shuttle Service


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For questions or comments about the Summer Business Institute, please email or call 202-319-6286

Thanks to a generous donation, the cost for the entire week is just $300.

Several scholarships are available.  Limited travel vouchers are also available.




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