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There's nothing better than enjoying ice cream on a hot summer day, and NSU is giving you the opportunity to make your own! The Department of Writing and Communication is excited to offer a weeklong (9am-12pm) Ice Cream Entrepreneur Program for high school students with an interest in communication skills, advertising, business, branding, and public relations. Student teams will spend four days of the week learning how to create and launch a new ice cream flavor in partnership with Yo Mama’s Ice Cream of Fort Lauderdale. On the final day, students will deliver an oral presentation pitching their ice cream flavor to a panel of judges. The winning flavor will have the opportunity to be produced locally by Yo Mama’s.

Participants will:

  • Receive a certificate upon completion
  • Work with NSU professors and business professionals to develop their product
  • Advance their creative skills in advertising, branding, and oral presentations
  • Practice experiential learning and critical thinking in a college setting
  • Eat ice cream with University VIPs and local entrepreneurs at the program’s conclusion

Click here to see photos from the 2018 event


Click here to see photos from the 2017 event

The Ice Cream Entrepreneur Program 2019 will take place Aug. 5 - 9 from 9 A.M. - 12 P.M.
  • The NSU Ice Cream Entrepreneurial Program will spend four days – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in on campus at the NSU Writing and Communication Center in the Alvin Sherman Library.
  • The Program will spend Tuesday on-site at Yo Mama’s Ice Cream (901 Sunrise Lane in Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304) where street parking and parking lots are available.
The NSU Ice Cream Entrepreneurial Program is intended for, but not limited to, high school students entering their junior or senior year in fall 2019. The number of participants will be limited to a maximum of 20, to allow for focused attention and support during the week. To see the program policies, click here.
Free. The NSU Ice Cream Entrepreneurial Program is sponsored by the Department of Writing and Communication.

Participants who wish to apply must submit the following items no later than Friday, July 19, 2019. Registration will occur on a “rolling admissions” basis until we reach maximum capacity of twenty students.

Email completed forms to the Department of Writing and Communication at

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