The West Virginia Wesleyan College Enactus Team captured first place at the regional competition in Philadelphia, PA on March 19. As a result, the team will travel to Kansas City, MO to compete at the national competition May 20-22, 2018.
This year, the WVWC Enactus Team presented on their work with the residents of the Opportunity House. Stemming from a live addiction and recovery meeting this past fall, this partnership with Wesleyan’s Enactus Team has helped residents of the Opportunity House gain transferable skills that enable a long-term and sustainable recovery. The Team has focused on health and fitness, career development, personal finance, SMART goals, and entrepreneurial approaches with residents, as well as assisting the Opportunity House this spring with planting a garden that will providing residents access to fresh produce.
The WVWC Enactus Team members include Lorrin Burnside of Weston, WV; Karli Hamrick of Weston, WV; Hannah Hoadley of Niagra Falls, Canada; Daniel Morgret of South Park, PA; Evan Roberts of Renick, WV; Quinten Squires of Weston, WV; Gregory Strader of Moon Township, PA; and Erica Sturm of Weston, WV.
Enactus is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action. The organization provides a platform for teams of outstanding university students to create community development projects that put people’s own ingenuity and talents at the center of improving their livelihoods. Guided by educators and supported by business leaders, Enactus students take the kind of entrepreneurial approach that empowers people to be a part of their own success.
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