Update from Young Entrepreneurs
Last month, two of our graduates from the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) featured updates to their work. Jaden Burchard has capitalized upon his YEA! idea, "Convenience To Go," during the Covid-19 pandemic to help people who are unable to go out and shop. Angelea Collins started a project to help local businesses find access to masks so they can continue to operate safely. In their own words, here are the updates from Jaden and Angelea:
My name is Jaden Burchard and I am a senior at Elmira High School. I have started a personal shopping delivery service to help support everyone during isolation. My company is called Convenience To Go, and it has been serving the community for the past 11 months. I think social responsibility is very important, so I decided to create a business targeted to helping people in need. After hearing about the desperate need for delivery during this pandemic, I knew it was time to step up to the task at hand!
I deliver all sorts of goods and supplies every day to communities. I deliver around 3-6 times a day and believe no one should go without. I deliver everything imaginable, from food, laundry, medicine to simple toilet paper and appliances. I am always reaching out to people to try and make their life easier and safer during this pandemic. I use gloves, masks and disinfectant to ensure sanitary measures. I try to encourage kindness every day and remind others that we are stronger together. I inspire others to help one another and fight COVID-19 as a community.
Personally, the safety of everyone is equally important to me. I never want someone to fall ill to a monstrosity like the Coronavirus. I risk my life everyday to ensure a brighter future for the people of tomorrow. If you have any questions or would like more information, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am always available to help you and your business in this time of need. For more information regarding my business, please visit my website: https://www.conveniencetogo.net/
My name is Angelea Collins and I am a senior at the Corning-Painted Post High School. I have started a mask-making project to support our local front-line workers. My project is called "Making Masks, Supporting Heroes", it is my CAS project for the International Baccalaureate Diploma program. Personally, helping those in need is a very important aspect that I wanted my project to be centered around. After hearing about the desperate need for masks over and over again on the news, I felt the need to help!
I have placed 4 drop boxes throughout Corning and I have received many donations from generous volunteers. With these donated masks, I distribute them to local organizations who are in need of protective masks to keep their employees safe. To date I have donated masks to Carefirst, the Food Pantry, the CPP School District and Meals on Wheels among several individuals.
Personally, the safety of those who are working in our essential businesses is very important to me. If your business is in need of any masks, please email me at email@example.com.
I am here to help you and your business in this time of need! For more information regarding my business, please visit my website: https://sites.google.com/view/makingmasksforheros