Congratulations to Harvey High School junior, Ben Pacheco, for being accepted into the Economics for Leaders (ELF) program at Yale University. EFL is a selective summer program that teaches young leaders how to integrate economics into the process of decision-making in a hands-on, experiential environment.
The goal of EFL is to give promising students the skills to be more effective leaders and to teach them how to employ economic analysis when considering difficult public policy choices. The EFL program is competitive with approximately two applicants applying for each available space. College admission officers have commented that students who attend selective programs, such as Economics for Leaders, make more competitive applicants.
Ben is a member of the Harvey High School Chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). He was recruited for the EFL program by Harvey High School Business teacher Ms. Nell Rapport.
Special thanks to the Lubrizol Corporation and the Foundation for Teaching Economics for funding the program fee.