Ascension Parish students receive scholarships and start businesses

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Young Entrepreneurs Academy of Baton Rouge

GEISMAR, La. (BRPROUD) – Six Ascension Parish students received scholarships from BASF.

The six students were participants in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy of Baton Rouge.

Alanna Riley, Edward Tyler, Jaylen Carter, Luke Williams, Morgan Miller and Sydney Hubbard received scholarships which according to BASF, will “help them develop business management skills through participation in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy of Baton Rouge.”

You can learn more about the scholarship winners below:

Alanna Riley, senior at Dutchtown High: Riley created FooRoo’s with a $500 investment. According to Riley, “FooRoo’s will solve the problem in college known as the ‘freshman 15’ by giving freshmen easy access to inexpensive, healthy meals that students can pick up on the way back to their dorms. FooRoo’s will provide a variety of healthy, easy, homemade meals to college students with limited cooking resources.”

Sydney Hubbard, junior at Dutchtown High: Hubbard co-founded Afro Next with a $300 investment. According to Hubbard, Afro Next is “a website that allows access to information that provides non-biased resources to help African American women learn how to care for their hair and adopt good hair routines. AfroNext wants to make this available to the public because it is not a topic discussed in mainstream media, nor is it widely available information that shows the diversity of natural hair.”

Edward Tyler, a freshman at Dutchtown High: Tyler created 3-Sixty Sports with a $300 investment. According to Tyler, “3-Sixty Sports is a business that allows kids between the ages of 12 and 18 to play sports professionally. This will be televised sports to have a scouting opportunity. The issue is that students and parents have trouble getting scouts for sports, especially home schooled students, so this will give an opportunity to broadcast talent.”

Morgan Miller and Luke Williams, juniors at St. Amant High: Miller and Williams created Your Atlas with an investment of $300. According to Miller and Williams, “Your Atlas is a planner app that is simple to use. It allows an individual to create and design a digital planner. The personally-picked designs will allow a person to maximize their time and in turn have more time to do what they enjoy. There are many different options, whether it’s different aesthetics or particular layouts. The planners will be able to notify the user when they have an event or important time coming up.”

Jaylen Carter, freshman at Donaldsonville High: Carter created Kreative Kisses with an investment of $800. According to Carter, “Kreative Kisses will produce lip care that’s beautiful, unique and designed to make you feel powerful and beautiful. Kreative accessories are made to your liking, and unlike anything you have ever seen. They are beautifully crafted and made with high-quality materials.”

“BASF is a company filled with creators, and we are looking to recruit the next generation of creators. That’s why we are so proud to sponsor Ascension Parish students in the program as they build real-world skills that they will carry with them throughout their life,” said Sarah Haneline, Workforce Development Manager for BASF in Geismar. “We are proud to partner with YEA BR and Ascension Parish Schools on this innovative program, which bolsters the future workforce of the Greater Baton Rouge Metropolitan area.”

If you are in grades 8-12 and interested in taking part in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy of Baton Rouge, visit YEA BR.

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