"Without a doubt you have really given me a once in a lifetime experience that I will never forget. When they say this will be one of the best weeks of your life, it really is. Not only does it prepare future leaders of America, but this camp creates a community of teenagers that will not be broken."Parent Quotes
William Beddick, Greater Latrobe Senior High School"Thank you so much for making my week at PFEW such a memorable and wonderful experience…I am incredibly glad I chose to participate in this program because I left with numerous valuable life lessons and some great new friendships…Thank you so much for one of the best experiences of my life."
Helga Zeneli – Methacton HS"This camp was far from just "okay" it was absolutely amazing. It allowed me to meet great people, experience college life, and listen to many fantastic speakers. I know that as soon as I get home I’m going to be a greater person than I was before. THANK YOU! Thank you for giving me this opportunity to learn, thank you for allowing me to make new friends, and thank YOU for donating to let a lonely kid like me to experience something so great as this."
Trey McMichael, Warren Area High School"The first day came and instantly my whole perspective changed. I knew this was such a great decision. The teamwork, the listening skills, the amazing Company Advisors, the all around help it was all so amazing. Every single speaker has such a moving topic that meant so much to me by the end. At the end of the week, I had so many amazing stories I couldn’t wait to tell my family. I will forever be so thankful for this amazing opportunity you have given me. I cannot express how much this week means to me. Thank you so much."
Tia Baldwin, Sullivan County Junior/Senior High School"During my time at PFEW I experienced one of the best weeks of my life. The people I met here have forever made a positive impact on my life, and I have made life long friends and memories. My interest in marketing was just budding before this week, but because of my time here I feel like I have a direction for my future. I will always value the experiences given to me here. Please consider investing in the future of our people for the upcoming years. I promise that by doing so, you will be empowering so many young people to do what they love."
Ahna Dinsmore, Wyoming Seminary"PFEW is a place that encourages me to grow as a person. PFEW is a place for me to laugh and learn at the same time. PFEW is a place where I can prepare for my future, but also enjoy being a kid. PFEW is so much more than a business camp."
Megan Brison, Armstrong Junior/Senior High School"This program changes the lives of many high school students, and better equips us with the knowledge to keep the free market system afloat. I am excited to see how my peers and I change the world because of PFEW."
Nathan McLaughlin, Bishop Shanahan High School"This week at PFEW will resonate with me for years to come, for it is an eye-opening experience for the Pennsylvanian Youth. Arriving as wide-eyed, eager children and leaving as empowered, confident leaders, PFEW students go through an academic cultivation like no other."
Brina Cartagenova, Germantown Academy
"When Thomas came home from the conference, he had so many stories to tell about the interactions with the other students, teamwork, and the politics of a group. He didn't just learn about business, he learned about business politics. Thomas loved the interaction with other students, the teamwork, and collaboration required to get the job done. My thanks to PFEW for this invaluable opportunity for my son."Educator Quotes
G. Lawrence DeMarco, parent of Thomas DeMarco, Neshaminy HS"My son Connor Elgin had a blast at your program. He learned so much in a short period of time. The experience he said he wouldn’t trade it for anything. He's journey he took with this school allowed him to make new friends from all over the place and develop an understanding of how things need to get done as a team and leadership role. Thank you for giving my son this opportunity. "
Tiffany Elgin, parent of Connor Elgin, Tunkhannock HS
"Gianni had an amazing experience at PFEW. This year it was wonderful to not only be a teacher who encourages kids to take advantage of this program but to also have a son who attended. Although he was a bit nervous about going away and spending a week with an unknown roommate and participating in such a wide variety of events, his anxiety evaporated within the first 24 hours. When he returned home, it was evident that he recognized how incredibly valuable this experience was in a variety of ways (academic, social, college and career readiness, etc). I will continue to be a strong advocate for the PFEW program in both the high school where I teach and the community as a whole. Thank you for all you do for our kids!"
Heather Quattrocchi, English Dept. Co-Chair at Bristol JSHS"PFEW has been an amazing experience for our students. As the mentorship coordinator at SAHS, I am so very thankful for this opportunity. Students get a chance to see a career field, make friends from all across the state, develop their strengths and gain leadership skills. We have seen such a difference both academically and socially in the student who have attended. PFEW has given students a perspective on life after high school while also bringing relevancy to their High School course work. I will continue to promote PFEW at Souderton and I look forward seeing the positive impacts on our future participants."
Amy Tarlo, Mentorship and Transition Coordinator, Souderton Area HS"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