(PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania) July 23, 2017 — Many thanks to Temple University for opening up their space to our team and to dozens of middle school girls who were so eager to learn about the power of entrepreneurship.
What an incredible week!
Congratulations to Morgan, our Philadelphia Passion Pitch winner. She won $500 seed money to start her venture, and as you can see, she was working on her idea even before winning the competition.
Watch for her upcycled denim purse venture. We are excited to cheer her on!
Our next stop is Richmond, in our home state. VCU, here we come!
(BALTIMORE, Maryland) July 14, 2017 — We’re marching closer to the end of this incredible summer journey. The 7-City Bus Tour is at the halfway point. We have loved seeing the results week after week, and now you can, too.
Take a look a the home page of Envision Lead Grow’s website and you will see a growing number of new entrepreneurs. Check back and you’ll see more and more faces of young women who have a plan for a viable business. We are certainly cheering them on!
We had a phenomenal week in Baltimore, Maryland. Many, many thanks to The Cordish Companies and Spark Baltimore for hosting our summer camp and to Morgan State University for hosting our awards ceremony.
And there was plenty to celebrate.
Every week, we award $500 to the young woman who gives the best Passion Pitch. The money will go to seed their business venture.
In Baltimore, that honor went to Adia, CEO of Pre-Tween.
We are so thrilled to announce TWO winners in Baltimore. This is Brooklyn, the creator of Kool Cases. Spark Baltimore was so impressed by her business idea, THEY donated $500 on the spot to help her begin her business.
Congratulations to BOTH of our deserving winners!
And we were thrilled to have a special guest visiting us.
The girls learned from Tiffany Robinson, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s Deputy Chief of Staff. She encourages everyone to keep an open mind to possibilities. We are certainly following her advice.
Baltimore is a wrap. Onto Philadelphia, Pennsylvania!
(GREENSBORO, North Carolina) June 27, 2017 — Week 2 of the 7-City Bus Tour brought us to Greensboro, North Carolina and the North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Our camp participants have worked hard all week long to develop their business ideas, create their passion pitches and present them to the judges.
All of the campers did a phenomenal job.
The winner of the $500 Passion Pitch: Misa, the creator of “Beauty at Last,” a beauty salon, training center and birthday party location for young girls in Greensboro.
Here are the top four Passion Pitch finalists (from left to right):
Aryn, creator of Aryn’s Smelly Socks
Mary-Elizabeth, creator of New American
Misa, creator of Beauty at Last
Meredith, creator of Spotlight Cosmetics
Congratulations to all of the camp participants. They worked hard and it showed!
(MEMPHIS, Tennessee) June 16, 2017 — Hello, Memphis, Tennessee! Our team truly enjoyed our camp visit at the University of Memphis.
And the winner of the $500 Passion Pitch is…
Kacey. She blew away the judges with her new venture, “Soothing Sounds.”
Kacey wasn’t the only winner of the week. Dozens of middle school girls took part in Envision Lead Grow’s first summer camp of the 7-City Bus Tour.
They, along with volunteer counselors, spent a full week immersed in business ideas, passion pitches and entrepreneurial thinking at the Fogelman Executive Center at the University of Memphis.
Parents of the girls were thrilled with the ideas their children brought home from camp.
Envision Lead Grow is a nonprofit based in Norfolk, Virginia. Founder Angela D. Reddix is the owner of ARDX, a multi-million dollar healthcare management and IT consulting firm. Envision Lead Grow is her passion project, a mission to introduce the power of entrepreneurship to girls and young women.
The first stop on the 7-City Bus Tour was Memphis, Tennessee.
If you’re reading this, the answer is likely a resounding YES!
Does your daughter love to read, love to dance, love to create art? Does she have a passion for science, for math, for creating robots?
Does she dream of doing something bigger?
Envision Lead Grow camp will show her how to turn what she loves into a viable business.
Read below to find out what is involved with an Envision Lead Grow summer camp.
What is Envision Lead Grow?
Our mission is share the power of entrepreneurship with 1,000 middle school girls this summer.
For middle school girls interested in applying for one of our free summer camps, the online application can be accessed here. Simply fill the application out online and submit it to us with one click.
The Envision Lead Grow team is taking applications NOW. Spots are limited.
1 program. 7 cities in 2017. 1,000 new GIRL BOSSES.
This summer, counselors with the ELG team will share the fast-paced, fun-filled curriculum, “The 8 Seeds to Success in Business,” during a week-long summer camp.
Where are we going this summer?
*Memphis, Tennessee | June 12-16, 2017
*Greensboro, North Carolina | June 19-23, 2017
*Atlanta, Georgia | June 26-30, 2017
*Baltimore, Maryland | July 10-14, 2017
*Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | July 17-21, 2017
*Richmond, Virginia | July 24-28, 2017
*Norfolk, Virginia | July 31-August 4, 2017
What would you be getting if you were accepted into the program? An incredible-life changing experience, which includes:
● A 1-week immersion entrepreneurship program for middle school girls, with the opportunity to win a $500 award
● Ongoing weekly mentorship in peer groups
● Monthly support group webinar sessions
● The chance to participate in the Envision Lead Grow Fellows Program in 2018.
In order to qualify, you must be:
● A rising 5th grade-9th grade girl
● Able to attend all five days of camp
● Able to show a 2.5 grade point average