Welcome from our Board
Thirty-four years ago, the founders of Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week hoped to create an educational
experience where the youth of Pennsylvania could learn about the wonders of our private enterprise
system and what it means to our democratic form of government. That tiny first program, with fewer
than 100 students, has grown to be an internationally acclaimed annual event modeled by dozens of
other states and foreign countries. In 2012, over 1,650 students graduated.
To accommodate the ever increasing
number of young people hoping to take the "PFEW journey",
PFEW is now being held at
two different campuses -
Lycoming College and
Pennsylvania College of
Technology, both located in
Williamsport, PA. Our
mission is simple:
"To heighten the awareness of Pennsylvania's youth about their future role in the
American free enterprise system by delivering high-quality and practical hands-on learning experiences."
Our commitment, indeed our
vision statement, is "to be the recognized leader in providing quality learning opportunities
that promote the understanding of the link between personal freedom and economic opportunity
We welcome your involvement!
Opening Day — Student Welcome