The University of North Georgia’s (UNG) Enactus team competed at the USA National Competition and Career Expo in St. Louis, Missouri, May 15-17.
UNG Enactus, a student organization that strives to make the world a better place by applying an entrepreneurial attitude to community service, received a plaque and $1,000 from each competition and was named a national finalist in the Walmart Women’s Economic Empowerment and Unilever Bright Futures Project Partnership Special Topic Competitions.
The Women’s Economic Empowerment project was based on their work at Angel House of Georgia which is a residential prison diversion program for women with drug and alcohol convictions. The team taught career readiness classes, computer skills classes and financial literacy classes. They also built an organic garden and taught the women how to grow their own food.
The Bright Futures project focused on teaching children healthy eating habits. In partnership with Interactive Neighborhood For Kids (INK) and the Gainesville Junior League, UNG Enactus created a sugary drink display and participated in the annual Healthy Habits day sponsored by the Junior League at INK. The team taught families how to start a garden in an egg carton and each family left the event with their own Salsa Garden kit complete with seeds, soil and an egg carton.