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During the SAP Social Innovation Series in Chicago last year, this bold, creative and curious AdCap team pitched their BIG idea to bring a health and wellness fair to their school to help engage the community and share best practices with both students and staff. This spring they were able to bring their idea to life!
What happens when five creative, curious bold AdCap student entrepreneurs win the titles of SAP Teen Innovators, share their BIG ideas with SAP execs, and visit The Shark Group to meet with Daymond John of TV's "Shark Tank"? Find out here!
Congratulations to our 2018 SAP Teen Innovators from Boston, Dallas and Phoenix!
Check out this article in the Minnesota Daily on Charly, Hamsa and Sayed's AdCap Project, "Sports Check It Out!"
Hannah, a junior from Middletown, PA, and an FCCLA member who received a $1000 grant from AdVenture Capital as part of last semester’s “FCCLA Online Challenge,” shared this update with us as she works on her Project – check out this photo of her presenting to her peers to help design and implement her Project!
This fall, SAP once again teamed up with GENYOUth to present the 2017 SAP Social Innovation Series, powered by AdVenture Capital. Over the course of three days and three cities, 180 students ages 13-17 worked side by side with SAP mentors to design student-led, innovative initiatives to health and wellness issues in their schools and communities. At the end of each event, students pitched their ideas to a panel of judges, and 30 winners received $1000 each to bring their idea to life.
We caught up with Abby E., a 12th grader from Indiana, and this year's $10,000 recipient for the SAP Bill McDermott Scholarship. In partnership with SAP, The SAP Bill McDermott Scholarship is offered to students in GENYOUth programs each year to provide funding for postsecondary education. As part of her scholarship application, Abby shared how she overcame personal adversity when a close family member developed a disability that removed her ability to hear. Abby taught herself adaptive sign language to communicate and now helps to interpret at activities.
Congratulations to one of this year’s SAP Bill McDermott Scholarship Winners! Here, Lauryn, a 12th grader from Louisiana who was awarded $7,500, shares more about her experience receiving the scholarship and her plans for college.
Congratulations to one of this year’s SAP Bill McDermott Scholarship Winners! Here, Joey, an 11th grader from New York who was awarded $7,500, shares more about his experience receiving the scholarship and his plans for college.
Our third and final stop for the SAP Social Innovation Series was Phoenix! Check out our ten winners who each received $1,000 to bring their BIG ideas to life!
Check out photos from the Dallas SAP Social Innovation Series and find out more about each of the winning ten projects!
Check out event photos and get more information about each of the winning Projects from our Boston SAP Social Innovation Series event.. At the end of the day, 10 Projects were awarded $1000 to bring their idea to life - as well as the chance to be selected as the grand prize winner by SAP to visit their new Hudson Yards office in NYC before heading over to The Shark Group to meet and learn from one of the original Shark Tank Judges Daymond John!
We're thrilled to announce the three winners of the SAP Bill McDermott Scholarship, available exclusively to students in GENYOUth programs.
What an incredible week! For the third year in a row, AdVenture Capital teamed up with global technology leader SAP for the Social Innovation Series, and what a series it was! Over the course of three days, over 180 students participated in innovation events in Boston, Dallas, and Phoenix, with over 35 students participating, and 92 innovative projects pitched.
We’re thrilled to announce that once again, our partners at SAP are supporting our brave entrepreneurs by offering three (3) scholarships of up to $10,000 to students in GENYOUth programs! Applications are due November 1, 2017.
We love getting updates from our AdCap entrepreneurs! We’re immensely proud of the hard work from Tyler and his team at Hubbard ISD. Keep reading for an update on his Project – way to go, Tyler!!!!
Kiski Area Intermediate School started a Bike Club with their AdVenture Capital grant to increase physical fitness opportunities for students!
Next year, Madeline and Kaitlin have already recruited 30 students to join next year’s gardening club to continue their initiative. Like many other AdCap entrepreneurs, they’ve learned how to overcome problems and make a difference. We’re delighted to share these pictures from their kickoff event of “A Seed’s Story”!
This may be "just" a picture of wood at first glance, but to Kaylie, it's a symbol of perseverance and bringing her Project to life!
We’re thrilled to see how our AdCap students continue to develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills, embrace adversity, and lead change in their schools. Read on for an update from Fuel Up to Play 60 Program Advisor Cami, who shared with us feedback on the program and updates on her students’ entrepreneurial efforts and accomplishments.
We love getting updates from our intrepid entrepreneurs! Check out how Catherine and Mia are leading change and working with a local elementary school to mentor younger students and help increase opportunities for physical activity!
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!
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.
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!
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!