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It takes a village…and we say THANK YOU

In 2016, the idea of the 7-City Bus Tour was just that. An idea.
In 2017, thanks to the support, the time and the generosity of so many people, the first ever Envision Lead Grow cross-country tour was an overwhelming success.
We are so thankful for the people, the businesses and the organizations that helped to make this possible.
Thank you!

Click this link and to see the very long list of supporters of the 7-City Bus Tour.

2017-08-16T13:15:45+00:00 August 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Week 7 of Envision Lead Grow’s 7-City Bus Tour: Norfolk, Virginia

(NORFOLK, Virginia) August 4, 2017 — What an incredible end to the 7-City Bus Tour.

Hundreds of people attended the final Passion Pitch competition and program, held at Norfolk Collegiate School’s Hackney Theater.

During the week, more than 100 girls learned the curriculum created by Angela D. Reddix, “The 8 Seeds to Success in Business,” and put together their own business plans. It was part of the Envision Lead Grow summer camp program, hosted by Old Dominion University’s Strome Entrepreneurial Center.

On Friday, each girl in the camp had the chance to pitch their business idea in front of volunteer judges. They were separated into four groups, with one finalist being named in each group.

The four finalists gave their Passion Pitch to the crowd at The Hackney Theater.

One winner received Envision Lead Grow’s $500 award for best Passion Pitch: Selah Holston, creator of Selah’s Diamonds.

Thanks to the generosity of Love Thy Neighbor, Inc., one more girl received $500 to put toward her business: Timerand Rogers, creator of Scrumptious Soaps.

Through the generosity of Towne Bank, the last two finalists, Alek, creator of SitterGetHer and Kelly, creator of Slime Freak, will also have $500 seed money each to start their businesses.

Congratulations to all of our finalists!

From left to right, Alek Woodard, 13, creator of SitterGetHer, Kelly Ramsey, 11, creator of Slime Freak, Selah Holston, 10, creator of Selah’s Diamonds, and Timerand Rogers, 13, creator of Scrumptious Soaps.

The 2017 7-City Bus Tour may be over, but there is much more to come. At the closing ceremony, Envision Lead Grow founder Angela D. Reddix mentioned the program will change for next summer. Envision Lead Grow will be in four cities in the United States, to include two-week sleep-away summer camp experiences for young women.

If you would like to contribute to the mission to lift young women out of poverty through the power of entrepreneurship, you can do so here.

Additionally, you can sign up to get the latest information from Envision Lead Grow here.

2017-08-06T17:45:39+00:00 August 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Week 6 of Envision Lead Grow’s 7-City Bus Tour: Richmond, Virginia

(RICHMOND, Virginia) July 30, 2017 — Thanks so much to Virginia Commonwealth University for an incredible week in Richmond.

Each week, we are amazed by the businesses being created by our young entrepreneurs.

Congratulations to Alexandra, who won $500 to begin creating her brand new product, Baby Temp.

Baby Temp is an electronic bracelet that uses nanotechnology to measure temperature and oxygen levels. When either reaches a dangerous point, it sends the parents an alert so they can take action. Alexandra designed the app to help save the lives of children who suffer from febrile seizures and cancer.

We can’t wait to see this product in stores.

Onto our final stop of the 7-City Bus Tour: Norfolk. Old Dominion University, here we come!

2017-07-30T07:58:40+00:00 July 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Norfolk businesswoman launches 7-City Bus Tour, a nationwide effort to share the power of entrepreneurship with girls around the country

(NORFOLK, Virginia) June 8, 2017 — Angela Reddix’s vision is about to become reality.

The Norfolk businesswoman’s dream of taking her message of entrepreneurship to girls nationwide is one step closer. The Envision Lead Grow team unveiled the bus being used in The 7-City Bus Tour today at Old Dominion University’s Strome Entrepreneurial Center.

Starting tomorrow, the bus will start its journey to Memphis, Tennessee, the first stop on the tour. Over the course of the summer, the bus will make stops in Greensboro, North Carolina, Atlanta, Georgia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Baltimore, Maryland, Richmond, Virginia, ending with the grand finale in Norfolk, Virginia.

In each city, the Envision Lead Grow team will share its interactive entrepreneurship curriculum to middle school girls in underserved communities.

Envision Lead Grow has partnered with local universities, local businesses and local female professionals in each city to create a ring of support for the young women.

“It has long been a dream of mine to inspire young women to achieve more. The mission and vision of Envision Lead Grow is to break the cycle of poverty for 1,000 girls in underserved communities in the U.S. each year. With the launch of this program, we are thrilled to be able to make inroads to reach that goal,” said Angela D. Reddix, the creator of Envision Lead Grow.

The camps in each city are made up of week-long sessions. It is a 40-hour entrepreneurship immersion program from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be offered 100% free to camp participants with snacks and lunch included.

The girls will spend the week learning key skills to think in an entrepreneurial mindset, and will work on creating a “Passion Pitch” around their business ideas. All of this will culminate in a pitch competition, where one girl will receive $500 seed money for her venture.

The program doesn’t end after the week is over. Each girl will also be assigned a female mentor within the community to help her continue to develop her business idea after camp is over. The girls will also be included in an Envision Lead Grow online community and have access to online seminars and newsletters.
1 program. 7 cities in 2017. 1,000 new GIRL BOSSES.

This is where the 7-City Bus Tour is going in 2017:

*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

Angela D. Reddix, the President and CEO of ARDX, a multi-million dollar healthcare management and technology consulting company based in Norfolk, Virginia, created this movement in 2016. She has a vision to give the future generation of girls a helping hand. In the last decade, ARDX has grown into a multi-million dollar firm that employs more than 125 associates. Reddix is leveraging all of her business experience to empower young girls and women to chart their own destiny.

Please call 757-529-0118 for media inquiries.

2017-06-08T23:23:43+00:00 June 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Launch date set for Envision Lead Grow’s 7-City Bus Tour

(NORFOLK, Virginia) May 31, 2017 — Envision Lead Grow’s 7-City Bus Tour is about to get on the road to encourage middle schools girls nationwide to build their future through entrepreneurship.

The kickoff for the 7-City Bus Tour will be held Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Old Dominion University’s Strome Entrepreneurial Center in Norfolk. From there, the bus will start its journey to Memphis, Tennessee, the first stop on the tour. Over the course of the summer, the bus will make stops in Greensboro, North Carolina, Atlanta, Georgia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Baltimore, Maryland, Richmond, Virginia, ending with the grand finale in Norfolk, Virginia. In each city, the Envision Lead Grow team will share its interactive entrepreneurship curriculum to middle school girls in underserved communities.

Envision Lead Grow has partnered with local universities, local businesses and local female professionals in each city to create a ring of support for the young women.

“It has long been a dream of mine to inspire young women to achieve more. The mission and vision of Envision Lead Grow is to break the cycle of poverty for 1,000 girls in underserved communities in the U.S. each year. With the launch of this program, we are thrilled to be able to make inroads to reach that goal,” said Angela D. Reddix, the creator of Envision Lead Grow.

The camps in each city are made up of week-long sessions. It is a 40-hour entrepreneurship immersion program from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be offered 100% free to camp participants with snacks and lunch included.

The girls will spend the week learning key skills to think in an entrepreneurial mindset, and will work on creating a “Passion Pitch” around their business ideas. All of this will culminate in a pitch competition, where one girl will receive $500 seed money for her venture.

The program doesn’t end after the week is over. Each girl will also be assigned a female mentor within the community to help her continue to develop her business idea after camp is over. The girls will also be included in an Envision Lead Grow online community and have access to online seminars and newsletters.
1 program. 7 cities in 2017. 1,000 new GIRL BOSSES.

This is where the 7-City Bus Tour is going in 2017:

*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

Angela D. Reddix, the President and CEO of ARDX, a multi-million dollar healthcare management and technology consulting company based in Norfolk, Virginia, created this movement in 2016. She has a vision to give the future generation of girls a helping hand. In the last decade, ARDX has grown into a multi-million dollar firm that employs more than 125 associates. Reddix is leveraging all of her business experience to empower young girls and women to chart their own destiny.

Please call 757-529-0118 for media inquiries.

2017-05-31T15:34:27+00:00 May 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Norfolk businesswoman launches 7-City Bus Tour to inspire and guide middle school girls

(NORFOLK, Virginia) May 31, 2017 — The first ever 7-City Bus Tour is about to get on the road. Norfolk, Virginia-based nonprofit Envision Lead Grow’s traveling summer camp program is focused on serving middle schools girls nationwide to build their future through entrepreneurship.

Traveling by bus, the Envision Lead Grow team will conduct its first camp in Memphis, Tennessee. Over the course of the summer, the bus will make stops in Greensboro, North Carolina, Atlanta, Georgia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Baltimore, Maryland, Richmond, Virginia, ending with the grand finale in Norfolk, Virginia. In each city, the Envision Lead Grow team will share its interactive entrepreneurship curriculum to middle school girls in underserved communities.

Envision Lead Grow has partnered with local universities, local businesses and local female professionals in each city to create a ring of support for the young women.

“It has long been a dream of mine to inspire young women to achieve more. The mission and vision of Envision Lead Grow is to break the cycle of poverty for 1,000 girls in underserved communities in the U.S. each year. With the launch of this program, we are thrilled to be able to make inroads to reach that goal,” said Angela D. Reddix, the creator of Envision Lead Grow.

The camps in each city are made up of week-long sessions. It is a 40-hour entrepreneurship immersion program from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be offered 100% free to camp participants with snacks and lunch included.

The girls will spend the week learning key skills to think in an entrepreneurial mindset, and will work on creating a “Passion Pitch” around their business ideas. All of this will culminate in a pitch competition, where one girl will receive $500 seed money for her venture.

The program doesn’t end after the week is over. Each girl will also be assigned a female mentor within the community to help her continue to develop her business idea after camp is over. The girls will also be included in an Envision Lead Grow online community and have access to online seminars and newsletters.
1 program. 7 cities in 2017. 1,000 new GIRL BOSSES.

This is where the 7-City Bus Tour is going in 2017:

*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

Angela D. Reddix, the President and CEO of ARDX, a multi-million dollar healthcare management and technology consulting company based in Norfolk, Virginia, created this movement in 2016. She has a vision to give the future generation of girls a helping hand. In the last decade, ARDX has grown into a multi-million dollar firm that employs more than 125 associates. Reddix is leveraging all of her business experience to empower young girls and women to chart their own destiny.

Please call 757-529-0118 for media inquiries.

2017-05-31T10:45:17+00:00 May 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Summer camp acceptance notifications go out after June 1

(NORFOLK, Virginia) May 30, 2017 — The Envision Lead Grow team is busy sifting through applications. Thank you for your interest. If you know of any girls who need to be a part of this incredible summer camp experience, please share this post. For those who have already applied, notifications of acceptance to the camp will go out after June 1, 2017. If, after that date, you don’t receive a notification, please contact us.

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

Click here to apply now.

Do you want to help girls build their futures through entrepreneurship?
Envision Lead Grow Mentors & Community Partners will be the guides on their journey. Sign Up to Be a Mentor.

2017-05-30T09:13:07+00:00 May 30th, 2017|0 Comments

ELG TV Episode 7: Why Attend an Envision Lead Grow Summer Camp?

(NORFOLK, Virginia) May 12, 2017 — Why will an Envision Lead Grow summer camp be the highlight of your summer?

Meet Leya Aronoff, a member of our 7-City Bus Tour in charge of the summer participants. She shares six reasons why it is worth your time to apply for one of our camps taking place in 7 cities across the U.S. this summer.

Watch Leya’s video here.

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

Click here to apply now.

Do you want to help girls build their futures through entrepreneurship?
Envision Lead Grow Mentors & Community Partners will be the guides on their journey. Sign Up to Be a Mentor.

2017-05-19T09:02:17+00:00 May 12th, 2017|0 Comments

ELG TV Episode 6: Meet Stayce Sedgwick & Tracy Keller with the Girl Scouts

(NORFOLK, Virginia) May 11, 2017 — Before embarking on the 7-City Bus Tour, the Envision Lead Grow team tested out its curriculum, “The 8 Seeds of Success,” locally. Envision Lead Grow teamed up with the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast to bring an entrepreneurial Saturday camp experience to girls in Hampton Roads.

What were the results? Girls who came up with some big dreams and the beginning of a path to get them to achieving their goals.

Meet Community Outreach Manager Stayce Sedgwick and CEO Tracy Keller of the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast. Watch the interview here.

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. Hurry. 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

Click here to apply now.

Do you want to help girls build their futures through entrepreneurship?
Envision Lead Grow Mentors & Community Partners will be the guides on their journey. Sign Up to Be a Mentor.

2017-05-19T09:03:21+00:00 May 11th, 2017|0 Comments

ELG TV Episode 5: Meet Garret Westlake with the da Vinci Center at VCU

(NORFOLK, Virginia) May 9, 2017 — Virginia Commonwealth University is one of the few universities in the country that has a center for innovation and entrepreneurship that is made up mostly of women. The partnership with Envision Lead Grow is a perfect fit, and we’re excited to be on the campus of VCU this summer.

The Envision Lead Grow team will be in Richmond the week of July 24, 2017.

Meet Garret Westlake, the Director of the da Vinci Center at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Watch the interview here.

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. Hurry. 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

Click here to apply now.

Do you want to help girls build their futures through entrepreneurship?
Envision Lead Grow Mentors & Community Partners will be the guides on their journey. Sign Up to Be a Mentor.

2017-05-19T09:04:09+00:00 May 9th, 2017|0 Comments
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