#exposure #youngentrepreneur #IAMMOTIVATION
True entrepreneurs think differently: they see differently. They approach life in a completely different way. They actually think about what they think about when they feel like they face mistakes and failures.
Once you really understand this — you will have successful accomplishments in your life.
It starts with being real with you.
So, the next time you feel like giving 80%, or 50% or even 10% of your overall effort just know you aren’t seeing the opportunity in front of you: only the obligation. What you think on the inside matters: in the midst of failure, trials and tribulations and for those that don’t want you to succeed.
When you approach life as an obligation you’ll only see what you have to do, what you’re forced to do, or what someone making you do.
Your success comes from looking at everything as an opportunity to prove who you are.
Remember, every day is an opportunity to wake and embrace another chance. At the C.A.R.E. (TCF) foundation we celebrate success and show you how to get there. We’ll help you get the mentality you need. When you simply try things you’ve never done before you are seeking that opportunity.
TCF recognizes careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Check out this young entrepreneur that has taken the tech industry by storm!
The C.A.R.E. Foundation wishes to acknowledge, Paris Wallace. President and CEO of Ovuline. Ovuline is a Health IT company that combines user’s self-reported health data with clinical guidelines.
What is it? Ovia Pregnancy is an ingenious free mobile app. Yes, it’s FREE!
How does it work? This app is designed to lead couples through the conception process. It allows them to conceive in half the time.
Paris is also a co-founder of Good Start Genetics, a genomics technology company focused on fertility and reproductive health. As co-founder, Paris created the business plan, raised over $20MM from Orbimed Avdisors, Safeguard Scientific, SV Life Sciences and Lighthouse Capital and sold the first products across the country. Prior to Good Start Genetics. He also worked in the asset management division at Goldman Sachs and as a consultant for A.T. Kearney. Paris serves on the boards of Boston-based, start-ups Acceptional and Apartment Streaming and is a mentor at Techstars Boston.
Giving Back: Paris has always enjoyed mentoring and advising young companies (start-ups) and has lectured on entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan, Amherst College and the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.
Education: Paris earned his BA from Amherst College, his MBA at Harvard Business School and his MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School.
This article was adapted from Techstars.com
“In the 21st century, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important as we face the benefits and challenges of both globalization and a knowledge-based economy. To succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society, students need to develop their capabilities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past.” (National Science Foundation)
All of us at, The C.A.R.E. Foundation love to magnify how STEM affects our kids education and career path. STEM is the future of the technological age in which they live; it’s opening lucrative career options, and is a necessary key to steps in wise career decisions in 2015 and beyond.
U.S. Department of Labor Findings
In 2009, a list the ten most wanted employees was compiled by the U. S. Department of Labor. Eight of those employees were ones with degrees in the STEM fields: accounting, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, information sciences and systems, computer engineering, civil engineering, and economics and finance.
U. S. Department of Commerce Findings
STEM occupations are growing at 17%, while others are growing at 9.8%. Health care workers with associate degrees to doctors of medicine will average 20% more in lifetime earnings than peers with similar degrees in non-health care. A glance at 2010 starting salaries for engineers with $47,145 for civil engineers to $60,054 for chemical engineers is strong evidence that STEM related jobs can be financially rewarding careers for our kids.
And here it is! According to the U. S. Labor Department, The 10 Fastest Growing Occupations from 2008-2018, and their median wages are:
The C.A.R.E. Foundations Recommendation to YOU About STEM
You’re career opportunities are endless! Just remember, whether you’re a student, counselor, educator, or parent, The C.A.R.E. Foundation can get you get involved! In fact, you’re taking the first step by simply visiting this our site. If you’re a student: push your school to teach STEM classes. To all the Counselors: Let’s unite to promote students to pursue a STEM Career. Educators! Please emphasize teaching students the relevance of STEM in everyday life. And to our parents: influence your kids to do well and keep an eye out for any spark of interest in STEM. Contact C.A.R.E. today to see what programs are available to you in your local area or state!
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At the C.A.R.E. Foundation we take our Career Workshops (Youth Career Conference 2015) seriously and work on what the need is. No question, having a strong and positive online presence is great for anyone ready to get our in the work world. Here’s what we found regarding one to the best social media platforms for professionals on their career path.
Let’s talk about LinkedIn. LinkedIn is not just good for business, but branding, too. Your LinkedIn profile is one of the most effective ways to position yourself in business or as a professional ready to take on the world! With any online profile, it must be clear, relevant and up to date with what’s happening in your career for professional life. I know, where do we start, right? Just consider three elements to pull from — Social Networking, Relevant Sharing and a Polished Consistency — now you can create that awesome online profile!
Use your existing online network to expand your social-media followers. The first thing to do is to let people that already love you know you’re here! Message or call family, friends, or co-workers and ask them to connect with you and you’ll follow them back. Your closest network already genuinely want you to succeed, so they’ll be your most passionate crowd. Engage them online and you can start building a firm foundation to connect with new people.
Content sharing, that is! Most LinkedIn users want to further their careers and professional brand image, too! Turn your LinkedIn profile into a resource for your network. Give away engaging, and interesting content they can utilize. e.g. career tips, or business insights relevant to them.
People connect with people. When possible have professional photos done for your profile. You’ll be surprised and the new interest level taken when you present yourself and all your postings in a polished way. Be sure to have a steady flow of informative posts so people would have a reason to keep coming back to your profile. Being viewed as a resource that has value is an achievement, too! At our Career Workshop we brought in a professional photographer and had all the young professionals and entrepreneurs head-shots taken. It all came out quite nice-don’t you think?
I’ve learned that fear limits you and your vision. It serves as blinders to what may be just a few steps down the road for you. The journey is valuable, but believing in your talents, your abilities, and your self-worth can empower you to walk down an even brighter path. Transforming fear into freedom – how great is that? ~Soledad O’Brien
Our youth are learning that they have to empower themselves in order to be relevant to any type of struggle. We give them the tools and the opportunities. It’s amazing what we do at The C.A.R.E. Foundation. ~John Westly Stewart, CEO, The C.A.R.E. Foundation
And in my own life, in my own small way, I’ve tried to give back to this country that has given me so much. That’s why I left a job at a law firm for a career in public service, working to empower young people to volunteer in their communities. Because I believe that each of us – no matter what our age or background or walk of life – each of us has something to contribute to the life of this nation. ~Michelle Obama
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. ~Bill GatesFor my brothers it was easy to think about the future. They can be anything they want. But for me it was hard and for that reason I wanted to become educated and empower myself with knowledge. ~Malala Yousafzai
One of my core values is to help redefine what it means to be a strong and beautiful woman in the music and fashion worlds and to empower the wonderful things that make us unique. ~Janelle Monae
You have to enable and empower people to make decisions independent of you. As I’ve learned, each person on a team is an extension of your leadership; if they feel empowered by you they will magnify your power to lead. ~Tom Ridge
Exposure from a young age to the realities of the world is a super-big thing. ~Bill Gates
We pay a price when we deprive children of the exposure to the values, principles, and education they need to make them good citizens. ~Sandra Day O’Connor
I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge. ~Igor Stravinsky
Exposure makes you famous, not just good work. Famous is being plastered everywhere. ~Francesca Annis
A friend of my mom’s was a casting director so, really as kind of a lark, I had a couple of acting jobs that had just enough exposure to give me the option to continue if I wanted to. I followed through with it. ~Ben Affleck
So many of my rookie mistakes could have been avoided by first-hand exposure to other, more experienced technology entrepreneurs. ~Kathryn Minshew
Certain things you learn through exposure. It’s really the elements which make up any artist. You really learn by example. You learn by influence. And some people have a huge impact on you, and that’s how you become the artist you are. ~Greg Lake
Exposure to a diversity of disciplines has been exceptionally helpful to me. ~Irene Rosenfeld
I’ve always tried to lend my support to worth while causes, and I feel you should use your celebrity to help with worldwide causes and help them gain exposure. ~Warren Moon
The C.A.R.E. (Career, Academics, Recreation and Exposure) Foundation is hosting, The Career Readiness Tour to motivate and empower young people toward career excellence. The tour is designed to engage youth at crucial life stages, such as: transitioning from middle to high school, high school to college and college to career.
During the Career Readiness Tour, C.A.R.E. will offer age-appropriate forums and other interactive activities focused on five key areas of learning.
The #IAMMOTIVATION Campaign encompasses principles we learn on how to continually keep ourselves motivated on a path to success. The Career Readiness Tour is consistently showing youth how to be the greatest change in the world they wish to see.
We are pleased to announce we are now extending our reach to seven local libraries in Louisiana!
The six local adolescents from Baton Rouge, LA founded AnyLoom with a goal to build a gymnasium for underserved youth. This ambitious group took the image of a typical entrepreneur and turned it on its ear with the single idea of selling looms.
At Anyloom, a team weaves miniature colored rubber bands on a hand-operated device to create custom bracelets, lanyards and key chains.
“I thought of the idea [to make looms] standing in my kitchen,” said 13-year-old Kiara Brumfeild.
Kiara is the company’s director of finance. She and her team presented their business idea to their long-time mentor, John Westly Stewart, knowing he would an interest in their newly founded business endeavor.
“When I was coming up we had resources like the YMCA that came into the community,” recalls John Westly Stewart, CEO and Founder of The C.A.R.E. Foundation.
The C.A.R.E. Foundation, whose acronym stands for: Career, Academics, Recreation and Exposure has been a resource for youth, parents and educators. Mr. Stewart has always had the passion for academic learning, sports and recreation, and entrepreneurship.
It was Mr. Stewart’s early childhood experiences led him to establish C.A.R.E., a non-profit organization that provides career development services to young adults. Stewart runs the foundation with longtime friend and Co-Founder, Daniel Smith. Under the foundation’s guidance, AnyLoom is learning business expertise and life skills.
Brianna Alexander, 12, is the manager of materials and says that in her role she quickly learned that good attitudes equal good sales. The teams’ positive attitudes have translated into impressive earnings at their first major sales event, a vendor’s fair in Tyler, Texas.
Over the next few years AnyLooms’ goals are to polish their business plan and expand their product line.
Read more about how C.A.R.E. supports and youth entrepreneurship.
“My advice to the young entrepreneurs out there is never to simply accept defeat in the face of odds. Create a well thought out plan and challenge any negative forces with strong resilience, self-confidence and gratitude.” ~John Westly Stewart, CEO
We support #MVPbarbersGonzales at MVP Barbers in Baton Rouge, LA. The C.A.R.E. Foundation is looking forward to sharing their stories of success! We love supporting young entrepreneurs on their success path. We all had such a great time at the MVP Barbers Grand Opening we just had to post another picture.
See you soon and have a successful day!
Special thanks to delmar_dabarber at MPV Barbers for representing with your C.A.R.E. T-Shirt on instagram. Very professional, Sir!