We first met Sakhi and Ritika at the International HOSA Conference in Nashville in the summer of 2016. They were so interested in applying for a grant and making a change that they submitted their BIG idea to help make their school a better, healthier place. We’re thrilled to share this update about how much they’ve accomplished so far. Check out what they have to say in their own words.
Find out what our brave innovators are up to now!
Great entrepreneurs often have strong networks of support around them, and Ciara’s family are her biggest fans and cheerleaders. One of Ciara's biggest supporters is her mom Tricia, who sent us an update on Ciara as a great example of how momentum through small steps can lead to BIG change
The AdCap program is not just about coming up with a great idea and getting it funded. More than that, the REAL learning comes from the process of finessing and implementing that idea as a real, working project in a school and community. And because every school is different, most projects need to fit within the constructs of how that school operates. As a matter of fact, a good majority of our AdCap entrepreneurs adjust their original ideas when the reality of bringing them to life at school introduces unforeseen challenges.
We all know no entrepreneur is an island – having a team of increases anyone’s likelihood of success! Take Hubbard School in Dallas, TX as an example. This school has produced several AdCap entrepreneurs over the last few years, and we love hearing about all of the great work they’re doing!
Chicago Tribune: “Prospect High School, South Middle School students work together to spread anti-bullying message.”
There’s perhaps no greater source of inspiration for a student than a fellow peer. Especially an older student who’s blazed a trail by doing something positive in her school and community that sets an example to model for younger students who’ll hopefully follow in the doing good footsteps of those who came before them. Intrepid AdCap entrepreneurs Lili and Hanna from Prospect High School are great examples of how AdCap winners grow through the program and often become mentors and leaders for younger students.
2016 AdCap winner Darden from Texas is passionate about school safety and being ready for an emergency. She used her AdVenture Capital grant to develop a multimedia emergency-preparedness program for her school district that includes an education plan, training videos and the kits that will live in each classroom.
Spring is officially here, and there’s no better time to encourage friends, teachers, families, neighbors, pets, and everyone in between to get outside and get moving! The AdCap team is challenging all AdCap students to channel their innovative imagination and tell us their BIG idea to get their school community up and active by April 30, 2017 for a chance to win a $1,000 grant for their school!
We love seeing our AdCap students in the news! Abby attended our Chicago SAP Social Innovation Series last fall along with peers from her school. Although she didn’t win a grant that day, the event inspired Abby to apply for a grant through the AdCap website. Using the Project Designer at AdCapYOUth.org, Abby submitted a NEW idea to the AdCap team, which earned her a grant and recognition in her local paper!
Student Blog: Saira on AdVenture Capital, Wining the SAP Bill McDermott Scholarship, and Making a Difference!
AdCap Entrepreneur Saira shares her thoughts on her involvement with GENYOUth programs, receiving the SAP Bill McDermott Scholarship, and what's next for her BIG idea!
Like any entrepreneur, Lamia’s had to adapt to challenges along the way, and collaborate with different stakeholders to her AdCap project from concept to reality. We checked in with Lamia to get the latest progress update on this entrepreneur’s AdCap project to improve options for breakfast in her school!
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