Choiseul Secondary wins Junior Achievement – Dash Color Run Inc. Innovation Camp

JUNIOR Achievement (JA) St. Lucia again offered the students of the JA Economics for Success (E4S) program a platform to develop their creativity and problem-solving skills at the DASH Color Run Inc. Innovation Camp on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

Junior Achievement St. Lucia is this year’s beneficiary of the proceeds of the DASH Independence Color Run 2020 and the new title sponsor of the Innovation Camp.

Michael Stanislaus of CSS receives award from Cindy-Ann Gilbert, Sales and Marketing Manager of The Cell.

The Innovation Camp offers an experiential learning environment for students based on real business situations. The camp takes place at a time when innovation rules the world; To teach young people how important it is and how they can use the design thinking process to solve problems.

Forty-nine students, accompanied by JA Teacher Advisors from Corinth, Stanley Jon Odlum Memorial, St. Joseph’s Convent, Choiseul, Castries Comprehensive, Beanfield, and Vieux Fort Comprehensive Secondary Schools, attended Union Orchid Farm. The day began with an icebreaker presented by Robberta Rose, Dash Director, and supported by mentors from the corporate sector, government and other DASH directors. In six intensive hours, the participants dealt with teamwork, networking and discussions in order to find a solution to the challenge of DASH Color Run Inc. and to pitch it in front of a three-person jury.

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Picture the participants with teacher counselors and mentors.Participants with teacher advisors and mentors.

The partnership was conceived in December 2019 when the Directors of DASH Color Run Inc. initiated a dialogue with Junior Achievement Executive Director Agnella Joseph to explore possible support and collaboration. After the discussions, both parties unanimously agreed that the pillars of the organizations were aligned, with DASH Color Run Inc. showing their support as the title sponsor of the E4S Innovation Camp 2020 and Junior Achievement as the recipient of the 2020 proceeds. confirmed DASH color run.

The DASH Independence Color Run is an annual, healthy, fun run and walk that celebrates true national pride by promoting health / wellness and strengthening youth. For the past five years, the organization has donated proceeds from the Independence Color Run, raising much-needed attention and support from business units to the Child Development and Guidance Center, a non-profit organization that provides comprehensive development assessments, early intervention and therapeutic services for children with special needs and disabilities.

Image: Castries Comprehensive Secondary Presentation. Castries Comprehensive Secondary Presentation.

As the title sponsor, the organization was responsible for presenting the challenge, providing mentoring and being part of the camp’s jury. DASH 2020 IC Challenge Presents, “With a focus on single-use plastic waste generated from events and activities, suggest possible solutions that event planners can customize including, but not limited to:

Image by DASH Color Run Director and IC judge Akim Larcher. DASH Color Run Director and IC judge Akim Larcher.

Valuation of single-use plastic waste in St. Lucia
Less single-use plastic waste in St. Lucia
Dispose of single-use plastics sustainably “
The Choiseul Secondary School emerged as the winner of the competition with its CH.SS Planet Savers.

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JA St Lucia thanks all schools, teachers and mentors for their participation and congratulates the team members of the Choiseul Secondary School and teacher advisor Shirley James on winning the JA – DASH Innovation Camp 2020. Mindy Chicot, advisor and JA alumni served the team as mentors.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to sincerely thank the Directors of DASH Color Run Inc. for their commitment and leadership of the 2020 Innovation Camp. Congratulations to the team on the successful 6th edition of the DASH Independence Color Run. Thanks to Renwick & Company, Ernst & Young, The Cell, KFC, Massy Stores, Calabash TV, Belfund, Savings Banks Foundation for International Corporation and all mentors and volunteers who made the 2020 Junior Achievement-DASH Color Run Inc. Innovation Camp one Have made success.

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