Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Students entrepreneurs recognized

I was one of the judges in the SAGE USA Tournament held at UIC on May 27 and 28. This competition encourages young people to develop business ideas that earn sustainable revenue and contribute to social well-being. Fellow judge Rieva Lesonsky wrote this account of the event.

We've been encouraging young people to innovate new ways to share T/MC ideas and attract a more consistent flow of volunteers and donors to social benefit organizations helping inner city kids. See the work they do on this Intern blog.

This cartoon graphic is from a new project posted on YouTube yesterday. It's goal is to coach athletes on roles they can take on a consistent basis to draw attention and resources to tutor/mentor programs throughout the city where they are famous.

I hope SAGE Judges will connect with each other and support this type of innovation among youth and adults as we move into more difficult economic times that face the US and the world. Connect with SAGE on Twitter at #SAGETournament

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