Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
November 20, 2007
(Left to right) Angela Bertero, U.S. representative, meets with representatives from
Bertero, a junior business administration major from
Students in Free Enterprise, (SIFE) is a not-for-profit organization supported by individuals, foundations, and corporations whose mission is to build collegiate SIFE teams who teach free enterprise in order to better individuals, communities, and countries. SIFE's purpose is accomplished through the SIFE team's outreach projects where students and faculty involve the community in the free enterprise system, providing the students with an opportunity to teach others what they have learned.
The HSBC Global Education Trust and the Corporate, Investment Banking and Markets division of HSBC (CIBM) initially launched a program with Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) in March 2005 to encourage financial literacy with an emphasis on young people age 16-25 and financial success skills for female entrepreneurs. CIBM and the HSBC Global Education Trust funded this initiative from 2005 through 2007 in 29 countries.