Congratulations to Grace youth members Brendan Hart and Andrew McDowell for winning first place at the 30 Day Entrepreneurship Challenge. Brendan and Andrew are both seniors at MICDS, where they developed a business plan for StuWorks, a community marketplace where students and adult members of a school community can offer and accept mutually beneficial job opportunities.

Facilitated through the StuWorks website, adults act as employers and hire students for jobs that need to get done, like yard work or tutoring, while students earn a source of income, gain valuable work experience, and take their first steps on the career ladder of success.

As first place winners, Brendan and Andrew received a $1,500 cash prize, free membership to Lab1500’s co-working space, a VIP invitation to the Arch Grants 2014 Finalist weekend, and complimentary tickets to Independent Youth’s Fall 2014 TrepStart Day St. Louis. Following their win, the team headed off to the MICDS prom!

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Read more about Brendan’s and Andrew’s award on the MICDS website.

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