Summer program?

Jan 31, 2023

Hey everyone,

We are running the free WBRG program again this summer for high school students (it’s an introduction to business using the shareholder letters of Warren Buffett and a curriculum we have written and tested over the last three years).

Key things to know:

  • High school students only 
  • The program is *free*
  • Students need have *no* prior experience in business topics 
  • We utilize a modified case-study method, where every student participates in every class
  • Volunteer teachers are experienced executives, most with a Harvard Business School degree
  • Students must apply and show us in writing that they want to take the class (and that  they commit to attending the full six-week course)
  • Students have to register now to get the application
  • The application will be sent in late February to students on a first-come first serve basis based on the date they registered to be notified
  • We are likely to have a waiting list

Course dates and times, plus many more details about the program can be found here:

Our main goal is to help high school students discover they are capable of reading, understanding, and talking about challenging business ideas – and to create the space where they become motivated to keep learning more.



WBRG Testimonials

Neville Letzerich

I cannot thank the WBRG program enough! My son is starting his junior year in high school in such a different way coming out of the summer. He has so much more intensity, drive, and confidence. We don’t push him anymore. 

He’s motivating himself. Terrific!

Sumeet Goel

My daughter, who was already a high-performing student, went beyond everyone’s expectations after taking the WBRG program. According to her high school economics teacher, my daughter is the best student he’s ever had. 

Kerty Levy

My daughter, Katherine (Kiki) Levy, participated in one of the first WBRG cohorts. The experience was better than we all could have imagined. She learned about judgment in making business decisions, she learned the vocabulary and meaning behind investment types. She took to heart the solid principles used in leading great companies (a helpful juxtaposition to what the news was flashing at the time). 

The experience helped inform her choice of college majors. She opted for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE for short) with an emphasis on entrepreneurship. She is now in her third year at Dartmouth College and has interned with a robotics startup and will intern with a management consulting firm next summer.

P.S. Separately – on another topic – remember if you have a friend or colleague laid-off, then let them know that job searching is a four-letter word: 

About the Author

Phyl Terry

Phyl Terry, Founder and CEO of Collaborative Gain, Inc., launched the company’s flagship leadership program – The Councils – in 2002 with a fellow group of Internet pioneers from Amazon, Google, and others. Thousands of leaders from the Internet world have come together in the last 15 years to learn the art of asking for help and to support each other to build better, more customer-centric products, services, and companies.

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