Shanika Brown envisioned a pathway to deliver therapy in a fashion that anyone can access on their own terms and removes the high cost of one on one therapy. Shanika explains that not every has the means nor are they comfortable in expressing themselves to others. By Creating a series of journals she hopes to guide individuals through the counseling process on their own terms helping them live happier lives. Shanika applied for the Kyle Krch Scholarship program in hopes to further her education at UNC Greensboro and earn her masters degree in social work to better understand multicultural and integrated care needs to achieve her goals. Shanika believes every individual is unique, and her products will provide an equal opportunity for customers to reach their personal wellbeing goals.
Evan Cunningham business concept revolves around using music therapy for adults suffering from PTSD, depression and even memory loss. Evan describes how music therapy has been proven to improve clients quality of live based on clinical studies. He believes that a well written song can bring joy, comfort and hope when needed most. He has seen the impact his music has had first hand during his performances with senior citizens and children. Evan will be attending Marietta College where he will continue his studies and pursue his passion for music while laying the groundwork to build his future music therapist centric company.
Cameron Gilmore submitted a winning business concept that serves rural America while providing on the job experience for new to the workforce students. Cameron goes on to describe how the elderly and the disabled are unable to remove their trash without the assistance of companies like his. Students removing waste will offer curb side and house side pickup in the Blacksburg, Virginia area. Once his proof of concept is achieved he plans to target 17 similar areas in and around Blacksburg. With assistance from the Kyle Krch Entrepreneurial Scholarship Evan plans on attending Dartmouth to continue his studies and help Students Removing Waste reach the next level.