Free Enterprise Conference To Come To Baylor

June 1, 2001

by Erika Snoberger, student newswriter

Baylor University will play host to the Rotary Club's L.I.F.E. Conference June 3-6.

The conference, titled Leadership In Free Enterprise, is a joint effort with Baylor's Center For Free Enterprise. It features hands-on business experience as well as classroom education on practical knowledge regarding enterprise management.

The program will include 44 students representing 25 schools. Fifteen Rotary Clubs in Central Texas will sponsor the venture. Students will participate in business simulations, hear outside speakers, view educational films and receive instruction on leadership skills in free enterprise.

The conference will culminate with trips to local businesses managed and owned by Rotarians, whose club along with others has funded the students' tuition expense for the conference.

Conference participants are selected as the most outstanding students by their schools' counselors and administrators. L.I.F.E. received the Distinguished Service Award from Rotary International in 1982.

The program began in 1978 when 15 high school students from Waco Public Schools attended a four-day workshop at Baylor. In classrooms and area businesses, they learned about the American economic system and its effect on free enterprise.

For more information, contact Susan Armstrong at (254) 710-6177.

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