“R U an Innovator?” competition winners

The students of Drew Transition Center hosted a fundraising event titled R U an Innovator at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on Saturday, November 3, 2012.

Recently announced, the three DPS students that were named finalists of the Developing a Mobile Phone App challenge, won second-place for their app title “Top Athlete” and received $750.

The three students were as followed:
Deante White– East English Village Preparatory Academy
Damione Stafford-Crossland– Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School
Carlton Mitchell– Drew Transition Center

In addition, these three students will be competing in the International Sage Business Competition, which will be held at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio May 22-24. “R U Ready 4 BIZness” will be coaching these young men for the next month to prepare them for the competition.

“I am working with them to get their app developed and placed on the market in conjunction with Prima Civitas,” says Laketa Dumas, Business Coach and Founder of R U Ready 4 BIZness.

The winners competed with other students from across the district where they participated in a number of other challenges including: Creating a ProductTurning Passion into Profit, the CEO Challenge and a Financial Literacy simulation. The students also developed micro-business stations including a simulated bank, payment center, insurance company and grocery store.

“R U an Innovator” was the first fundraising event under the program R U Ready 4 BIZness,” which is a unique entrepreneurship with a goal to empower, educate and encourage youths in the metro-Detroit area to learn about financial literacy and entrepreneurship.

To learn more about the R U Ready 4 BIZness program, visit www.ruready4bizness.com.

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