Students Present "Helena Hunger" in California
Five students from the Carroll College Enactus club traveled to San Bruno, CA last week to compete in the organization's regional competition. The team presented a multi-media summary of their entrepreneurial-based project, "Helena Hunger"
The students partnered with Helena Food Share to identify areas of need, leading them to connect with schools in need of assistance, and developed relationships with local Helena schools CR Anderson Middle School and Capitol High School. You can read their report here!
At Capital High School, a food drive was organized for the Bruin Pantry, a school-based food pantry serving students who need food on the weekends. Enactus students coordinated food drives in two Helena neighborhoods, collecting nearly 300 pounds of food!
At CR Anderson, the club created a program to not only provide food for the weekends but also nutrition information and cooking skills. They conducted four sessions with high-risk students in which they taught students how to prepare meals in a mug with several recipes, how to chop and prepare fruits and vegetables. The experience was valuable to students both at CR Anderson and Carroll College, and Enactus plans to continue the program next year.
Enactus is a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. When asked about their experience in the club and in San Bruno, officers said:
Enactus has been a great blessing for me and I am grateful Carroll offers such great clubs. Enactus has taught me valuable professional skills and has helped me create lifelong connections. Going to San Bruno was my first time traveling for Enactus and I plan to continue going for my remaining two years at Carroll. The regional competition is a wonderful opportunity for students to present in a professional manner their year’s work and meet potential employers. I am proud of our club's work this year with Helena Hunger and look forward to our future projects." - Jessica Schmitz '20, Enactus President
I have thoroughly enjoyed my year as a member of Carroll Enactus. Enactus has given me skills in helping my community and speaking publicly. Our trip to San Bruno was amazing. I really enjoyed meeting new people from other Enactus organizations and making connections with businesses." - Syndee Nowlen '21, Enactus Team Member
Enactus students leverage their classroom experience, the expertise of their faculty advisor and business advisory board, and the resources of their university or college to develop projects that empower people to live better lives. Learn more about Enactus at Carroll College.