Jarvis Christian College Enactus team wins two national titles
Hawkins, TX – Jarvis Christian College proudly salutes the campus-based Enactus team for receiving two national awards during the Enactus USA National EXPO in St. Louis, Missouri, on May 16, 2016.
The College was among five institutions selected as first place grand prize winners in AIG’s Wellness at Work Topic Competition. The national competition provided an opportunity for 550 Enactus United States teams to showcase how they plan to empower businesses to adopt a well-being, health and safety initiative that utilizes wearable technology to improve the wellness of their employees.
The Jarvis Christian College Enactus team received a plaque and a $3,500 Project Award to continue their Wellness at Work project through Nov. 30, 2016. Teams will be connected to AIG executives and resources to aid in the implementation of their project.
The Enactus team also was awarded a third place national title and $3,000 plus $1,500 for project expenses in Unilever’s Bright Future Project National Competition.
The Bright Future Project mobilized 20 Enactus teams to implement projects that empower food-insecure families in the United States to apply sustainable solutions toward addressing root causes of hunger.
Jarvis Christian College’s “Head Start to 1000 Healthy Hearts” initiative included three components:
• Nutrition – imparts knowledge and skills needed to establish healthy cooking and eating habits to fight childhood hunger.
• Smart food budgeting and shopping – This teaches children and adults how to shop sensibly on a limited budget.
• Food preparation – teaches children how to prepare healthy meals and snacks and to make smart food choices.
Unilever announced the finalists to an audience of 3,000 people, including executives from 100 corporations.
Enactus team members include Cheston Living, Keshanti Tidwell, and Daniel Terrell. Chestley Talley, Director of Career Services, is campus advisor for the College’s Enactus Team.