Entrepreneurial Leadership

Shelton-Albright Rural Entrepreneurial Leadership Program

The Shelton Leadership Center partners with rural counties in North Carolina to stem the brain drain of students who leave their home counties for educational and employment opportunities and then never return. The mission of the program supports the strategic priorities of NC State University to enhance and develop economic and educational opportunities in rural North Carolina counties.

The Shelton-Albright Rural Entrepreneurial Leadership Program, funded by a generous gift to the university by Andy and Jane Albright, works with schools and local community businesses to help students identify viable career opportunities that exist in their home counties. The program also helps students identify potential ways they can continue supporting the economic development in their counties even if they choose to live and work elsewhere.

The program is open to rural counties in North Carolina interested in a partnership with the Shelton Leadership Center. Ideally, counties would have some type of existing partnership between school systems and community/business organizations that can be leveraged to support the program.

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Entrepreneurship Goals

ENGAGE students in entrepreneurial thinking and leadership development opportunities.

EXPOSE students to entrepreneurial and leadership career opportunities in their home counties.

CONNECT students with entrepreneurial leaders in their home communities.

ENHANCE AND DEVELOP networking partnerships between educational, corporate, and community agencies to provide experiences for students.

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