1 program. 7 cities in 2017. 1,000 new GIRL BOSSES.

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 3 of Envision Lead Grow’s 7-City Bus Tour: Atlanta, Georgia

(ATLANTA, Georgia) July 7, 2017 — This week, the Envision Lead Grow team took a break to celebrate the 4th of July. The last three weeks have been INCREDIBLE – and BUSY!

Take a peek at our videos from the first leg of our 7-City Bus Tour.

Atlanta was truly amazing. Thanks so much to the Butler Street Community Development Corporation for hosting our camp.

And congratulations to Natalie, the creator and CEO of All Smiles Babysitting! She’s the winner of our Atlanta Passion Pitch and will receive $500 to seed her business venture.

Onto our next stop on the tour: Baltimore, Maryland!

2017-07-07T08:54:31+00:00 July 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Week 2 of Envision Lead Grow’s 7-City Bus Tour: Greensboro, North Carolina

(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!

Onto our 3rd city of the tour – Atlanta!

2017-06-27T17:21:00+00:00 June 27th, 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

Is your daughter a good fit for an Envision Lead Grow summer camp?

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

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.

2017-05-26T11:29:20+00:00 May 26th, 2017|0 Comments

ELG TV Episode 8: Meet Seteena Turner, Envision Lead Grow’s Summer Experience Communications Lead

(NORFOLK, Virginia) May 26, 2017 — If you’re looking for sources of inspiration for your teen girls, look no further than Envision Lead Grow’s team of interns.

Meet Seteena Turner, a member of our 7-City Bus Tour in charge of communications. Learn why she is so passionate about Envision Lead Grow.

Watch Seteena’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.

2017-05-26T10:51:30+00:00 May 26th, 2017|0 Comments
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