For some students, quad break is truly that—a break from studies, a chance to regroup. But for 26 students this year, quad break was a chance to immerse in entrepreneurship and social enterprise in NYC and in refugee ministries in Buffalo, NY.
After three months of preparation, mentoring and collaboration, five teams of student entrepreneurs finally competed for $10,000 during the sixth annual Social Venture Challenge (SVC) on April 11.
With a wide range of motivations and plans, the five student teams will pitch their startup ventures to a panel of expert judges on Thursday evening for the 6th annual Social Venture Challenge Final Showcase.
At age 16, Alana Farley went up to the airport counter in Kauai, Hawaii, and bought a plane ticket to California. She had a rolling backpack filled with her belongings and was hoping to leave the island before the missing child report caught up with her.
With guidance and encouragement from Sybil Coleman (social work), Kelly (Connolly) Palmer ’13, LMSW, is working toward God’s vision of justice—something she likens to shalom.