"Sitting here at this desk on my final day at PFEW, I can humbly admit that all of my expectations from the first day were wrong. I have not appreciated this experience enough until I realized it was too late to slow down time and make the week feel like a week rather than a day.” "You are the reason I know my future and it would be amazing allowing other kids to figure out theirs too I thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to experience this camp."Parent Quotes
Antonia Piazza, Fairview HS - Erie County
Brianna Gibbons, Phoenixville Area HS – Chester County"PFEW promotes self-confidence, politeness, responsibility and hard work ethic, and I truly plan to take these qualities with me in my personal and professional lives."
Lyvia Toth, Penn Cambria HS – Cambria County"Every person, student or staff is so unique and amazing at what they do."
Caleigh Poorman, Bald Eagle Area JSHS – Centre County"This experience was truly amazing and unique because I was able to grow so much both personally and intellectually.”
Anna Hou, Greensburg Central Catholic – Westmoreland County"I’m forever in your debt because you granted me this scholarship, as the PFEW camp is a once in a lifetime and life changing experience. PFEW is more than business camp, it is a life camp.”
Connor Shallow, Germantown Academy – Montgomery County"Our time spent here helped us prepare for our future and taught us to enjoy the moment."
Cody Bregande, Penncrest HS – Delaware County"The speakers we heard were absolutely extraordinary, their messages inspiring, motivational, and life changing. I’ve never had a speaker provoke so much emotion out of me as some of the wonderful people I heard from this week.”
Emily Yackiel, Bloomsburg Area HS – Columbia County"Never have I seen an organization that cares so much for the future of its students.”
Mike Glauber, Central Bucks HS-East – Bucks County"I have learned to believe in myself and I now believe I can do anything I put my mind to."
-Nicole Brungard, Central Mountain HS, Clinton County
"My son just came back from PFEW and said, “It was the best time of his life”. What an incredible and well organized program. It truly is a gift for the kids to attend!”Educator Quotes
Maria Cavanaugh, parent of PFEW 2015 Graduate Collin Cavanaugh"Thank you for everything. This was a wonderful adventure for my daughter. She learned so much and met some amazing friends. Very well organized and the learning opportunities were endless. Thanks again!!!”
Jennie Sortino, M.Ed., parent of PFEW 2015 Graduate Olivia Sortino
"PFEW is amazing because it reinforces the knowledge base that we as teachers try to instill in the students with our everyday lessons and activities. For a program to be able to make the text-to-real world applications like it does is an incredible asset to the students and the teachers."
Frank Mayo, Business Teacher, Pennsbury HS"What an amazing opportunity PFEW provides for our students. Not only do the teens return raving about the friends that they made and how much they learned, but for many it was a life changing experience. The "can do" attitude that PFEW instills in these young adults is invaluable to this generation especially facing our current economic climate. Furthermore, every year I am impressed with the amount of scholarship money available making PFEW a resource available to all students. On countless occasions students have expressed to me that the only disappointment about PFEW is that they can't go again!"
Nicole Powers, World Cultures Teacher, Somerset Area HS"PFEW has been an amazing experience for all of my students! It is a program that is an outstanding opportunity for ALL students, no matter what path they choose in life. Regardless of their career choice, they will all be required to sell at least one thing in life . . . . themselves. PFEW helped them to gain the confidence and skills to put their best foot forward. For me as a teacher, PFEW has been very easy to promote and sell to my students because I truly believe in the mission and quality of the program. It is extremely affordable for students, and I know that they will walk away with experiences and skills that will serve them well for a lifetime! I have had students tell me that PFEW was one of the BEST experiences in their entire high school career! So far this year, several students have stopped me in the hall (many of which I have never had in class) and said, "Mrs. Miserendino, I just want to tell you about PFEW camp this summer. It was awesome! Our company did . . . . and I met so many people that I still keep in touch with. Thank you! It was an awesome experience!" They really enjoyed the speakers and the "real life" business experience. Several years ago, when our school was new to PFEW, my own son attended, because Mom "made him go!" My very unemotional child called home screaming with excitement about his company! He had such a great time, and met so many new friends from one side of PA to the other. PFEW is an experience he will remember for a lifetime. A sincere thank you for all of the wonderful work that you do!! Also, a special thanks to the many companies that donate both their time and money to make this experience both affordable and unforgettable for our students. We couldn't do it without you!"
Kathy Miserendino, Business Teacher & Work/Study Coordinator, South Western HS