This fall, United Healthcare teamed up with GENYOUth to present social entrepreneurship opportunities for local high school students.  We were thrilled to visit Salt Lake City for the very first time, and Pittsburgh for the second time, to meet over 100 brave, curious and bold entrepreneurs!

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In a Huffington Post Op-Ed, Alexis Glick, CEO of GENYOUth, highlights the importance of empowering girls through programs like AdVenture Capital. We're thrilled that two of our AdCap entrepreneurs, Darden and Sidney, were featured in this piece. They represent just two of many incredible youth who have been impacting change in their schools and communities! We're proud of all our entrepreneurs and what they have accomplished so far. Click here to read the full article on HuffingtonPost.com!


EXCERPT FROM "CELEBRATING GIRLS AND WOMEN ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY"

Through AdVenture Capital, Sidney, in Arizona, has launched a nonprofit called Generation Z Fit. Using her personal health challenges and experiences overcoming them, Sidney’s nonprofit aims to mentor students like her to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, and overcome physical activity hurdles. To bring Generation Z Fit to life, Sidney’s written a business plan, assembled a board, elected officers – things anyone aiming for an entrepreneurial career needs to know about.

Darden, in Texas, used her AdVenture Capital grant to develop a multimedia emergency-preparedness program for her school district – working with the district’s administration, school nursing, and safety staffs, and enlisted fellow students certified as part of a Community Emergency Response (CERT) Team to participate.

These young women aren’t playing at social change and bettering their communities. With funding, mentorship and support, they’re actually making change happen.

-Alexis Glick, CEO GENYOUth

Click here to read the full article on HuffingtonPost.com!

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