The last of five 2013 training sessions for the Small Business Entrepreneurship Program was held May 10 in Andrews, NC with the students pictured above. The program began in Andrews schools by, One Dozen Who Care, Inc. Six sessions were held in the fall of 2012 with students from Andews Elementary School, Andrews Middle School and Andrews High School.
This program, as well as all programs implemented by One Dozen Who Care, Inc., are funded by the generosity of kind and concerned donors and grantors. If you would like to contribute to our effort to empower our youth in becoming successful business owners, we would appreciate any donation amount you can contribute. If you know of an outstanding entrepreneur in your family or community, and you would like to donate in honor or memory of them, we will honor them by publishing their name on our website and the reason you chose to honor them with your donation. One Dozen Who Care, Inc. is a 501 (3) (c) organization, non-profit and all contributions are tax deductible.
One Dozen Who Care plans to take the SBEP program to the Texana Community of Cherokee County, (during summer of 2013) where we will strive to teach youth basic information they will need to know if they decide, after graduating high school, or at any point in the future, to start their own business and make that business successful.
Pictured above are some of those involved in the very energy-filled program in Andrews, NC. Left to right, front row; SBEP Program Coordinator, Alice Blanton, Rosabella Debty (Andrews Elementary School), Hannah White, Allie Griggs, Kelsi Moore, Belle Taylor, Rachel Hogsed, Carrissa Timpson, Daniel Williams. Back row, Courtney Heaton, Douglas Ball, Carleigh Davis, Morgan McKinnney, Blake Morris, Bristol Brockwell, Michael Mann, Michele West, Sierra Cutshaw, (10th grade Civics/Economics Class), and AHS Principal Virginia Haynes.
Students who have participated but are not pictured are Kristina El Khouri, Cabrina Scionti, Drew Pyle, and Kylan Thompson, (Andrews Middle School), Maria Chapman and Jacob Moore, (Andrews High School)
One Dozen Who Care is proud to offer you a link to complete your Federal and NC State Income taxes (on income earned in 2012), free of charge. The link provides instructions in both English and Español.The program requirements are:
- Individuals or families with a combined income under $57,000
- Valid email address and 2012 income forms (w2′s, 1099′s, 1098′s)
All you need to do to get started is click on the following link, and follow the instructions:
For further information, please call our office at 828.369.2273. You can also call our office for information about technology classes being offered in our Small Business Center at 245 Sloan Road in Franklin, NC.
On July 24, 2012, One Dozen Who Care, Inc. sponsored a Mentor Day through its Small Business Entrepreneurship initiative in Andrews, North Carolina. Local professionals, employed and self-employed, discussed the rewards and challenges of running a business, and making a living in this economically distressed region of far western North Carolina.
Andrews High School Principal, VIrginia Haynes, instructed the youth to survey pictures of empty downtown storefronts.
With the empty buildings, and a $1-million “virtual loan”, the youth discussed plans to open bait and tackle shops, pizza parlors, and a family-oriented fun park with bowling alleys.
Each team had an opportunity to present their plans to the audience and to field questions about employment, funding and advertising. Newly-appointed Chamber of Commerce President, Margaret DeLuna, encouraged the students to attend the next chamber meeting and present their ideas to the board.
(All photographs © Ronda L. Birtha. To view additional photos visit the ODWC Mentor Program gallery on Ronda Birtha’s website. For information: call 609.332.1100 or email@example.com)
PAMELA RICHMOND-MEDIA PRODUCER – PRESENTATION: “POWER PRODUCING MEDIA!”
Pamela Richmond set her eyes on the “BIG” prize when she vowed to be the next Connie Chung or Dan Rather at an early age. Born in Los Angeles, California, she was raised in five different states due to her father’s promotions in the US Forest Service, before graduating from high school. She accepted a full athletic volley-ball scholarship and a degree in communications from Jefferson College in Missouri where she also co-anchored the county news. She continued her education on another full athletic scholarship at Ohio University, while studying Broadcast Journalism, and was chosen as an anchor for the campus radio station.
Pamela’s desire and ability to use the power of the media to change people’s lives, kept all aspects of the media at the forefront of her career aspirations for 22 years. Her experience includes; writing and producing commercials, advertising, marketing and several areas of production for television, film, radio, newspaper and internet.
Strong conviction led Pamela into the world of entrepreneurship and she started BIG ENTERPRISE, a multi-media Production Company that operates out of Nashville. BIG offers media related products and services to clients using every form of communication to deliver their most powerful message. She resides in Nashville with her husband of 19 years and seven year old daughter and enjoys, travel, reading and writing and quality time with family. Her mission is to deliver power-filled, life changing, and revenue increasing results for businesses and families through a media format. She believes the “BIGGEST” prize is revealed when God does immeasurably more than we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us. That is the basis for, “Power Producing Media!”
REV. DR. JOAN BROWN CAMPBELL
The Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell is an ordained minister with standing in two Christian denominations, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the American Baptist Church. Like many women in her generation, Rev. Campbell was first a wife, mother & community volunteer. At age 50, Rev. Campbell was ordained. She was already a leader in the ecumenical interfaith movement where she gave leadership for over 30 years.
As General Secretary of the National Council of Churches and as Executive Director of the U.S. office of the World Council of Churches, Rev. Campbell participated in some of the great historic events of the last century. She worked with Martin Luther King and brought him to her own congregation, the first white church in Cleveland to receive Dr. King. Dr. Campbell served as an honorary election monitor with President Kaunda of Zambia in the election of Nelson Mandela as the first African president of South Africa.
Today, Dr. Campbell is the first woman Director of the Department of Religion at the Chautauqua Institution, a center for religion, the arts, education and recreation. Her accomplishments and achievements are many and varied, including eleven honorary doctorate degrees. Rev. Campbell is the mother of three grown children and grandmother to eight.