Established in 1995 as a way to engage young people in the free enterprise process, the Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge now counts almost 7,000 graduates. The Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge (FELC) is a hands-on educational program which provides five-day summer camps for high school students and presentations for schools, conferences, and community organizations.
FELC sessions have been conducted in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Texas and even Uruguay and Mexico. In 2011, the Helms Center embarked on a three-year expansion plan, geared towards adding additional sessions of FELC. While we continue to open the doors of free enterprise training to more students than ever, the personalized and fresh focus of our innovative education has not changed.