Programs Overview

The Jesse Helms Center is the gateway organization for young students to first encounter the free-market ideas that are at the heart of our republic and our economic system, and to deeply engage with those ideas in a program designed to make a durable impression. Through our programming, students don’t simply memorize terms out of a book - they develop profound and lasting connections to these principles.

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Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge

This summer program educates students about entrepreneurship, the differences between capitalism and socialism, free market economics, personal responsibility, principled leadership and corporate/personal philanthropy.


Free Enterprise Now®

A unique online curriculum that allows students and others to learn about our free enterprise system.


BB&T Program

The BB&T program offers lectures at Wingate University for students and the general public on capitalism and other economics-based topics.