Meet our cohort of social entrepreneurs...
The Class of 2018 cohort, which started on October 20, 2015, is comprised of sixteen African-American young women who are currently in their sophomore year (10th grade) of high school. These young women represent four high schools in Baltimore City and reside in eight different zip codes across east and west Baltimore. Six students attend Carver Vocational Technical High School; five students attend Baltimore City College High School; four students attend Western High School; and one student attends Baltimore Polytechnic Institute.
Team #1 plans to reintegrate homeless families back into the community by providing a web and mobile platform to collect micro-grants focused on the needs of specific families.
Fayla, Noni, Zaya, Taylor C., Ronasia, Timara
Team #2 is empowering youth through a fashion line that infuses powerful messages into their designs.
Amber, Clarity, Taniya, Ta'Kerrah, Taylor W., Cache
Team #3 is creating a line of natural beauty products that help build self-esteem in young women
Destiny, Maya A., Maya R., Marnice, Lydymond
The students will present their business ideas in front of a panel of judges.
Tracy Turner, Howard Tech Council, Director
Mackenzie Garvin, Esq., Mayor's Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development
Tracie S. Leonard, Street Geekz
Obidi Orakwusi, Gym Supreme LLC, Founder and Product Designer
4:00 pm Welcome and Opening Remarks
4:15 pm Business Presentations
5:00 pm Judges Remarks and Decision
5:15 pm Special Guest - Delegate Brooke Lierman, District 46
5:25 pm Presentation of Citations and Awards
5:30 pm Closing Remarks and Reception
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