What is ACAP?
Accounting Careers and Awareness Program (ACAP) is a nonprofit organization. ACAP was developed in 1980, when Mel Minnis and Ron Leveret became concerned about the small proportion of minorities entering the accounting field. After recognizing that preparation for a business career should begin during a student’s high school years, they decided to design a pilot program that would encourage minority students to take the college preparatory courses they would need to major in accounting and other fields of business. This idea has now spread to 23 other National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) chapters across the US.
What is ACAP Residency Week?
ACAP Residency Week is a one-week motivational and educational program held annually at a local university. Students are introduced to accounting, finance, economics and management through a customized curriculum involving guest lecturers from the business community. Students selected for the residency week will pay no cost to participate in the program. The costs are covered by our sponsors. This program will be held at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Students will live on campus (stay in UCF housing) each night of the camp.
The Greater Orlando Chapter ACAP Residency Week will be July 12 – July 17, 2020
(A mandatory orientation session will be held on May 16th at 11 am at UCF for selected students and their parents)