D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy students interested in becoming business leaders will have the chance to sharpen their entrepreneurship skills through a week-long program.

The innovative lab school has been selected as a pilot for the Hamilton Challenge, a youth entrepreneurship initiative sponsored by The Brian Hamilton Foundation. The challenge will encourage students in grades 6-8 to develop basic skills to launch their own small businesses.

The nonprofit foundation is partnering with D.C. Virgo and the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) to incorporate the challenge into the school’s classes. D.C. Virgo is a K-8 year-round public school operated by UNCW Watson College of Education and New Hanover County Schools.

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Originally published Apr. 4, 2019.