Harlem Teens Receive Business Advice From Nick Cannon, Place Third in National Pitch Competition

Team Alattis won the grand prize of $10,000 with a modern solution to virtual
and hybrid videoconferencing. From left to right: Gina Battagliola, Nick
Cannon, Ronnie Highsmith, Roel Huinink, Jacob Mandel, James Ward, Vernon
Taylor, William Olsker, Catherine Domenech, Patrick Sanchez. PRNewsFoto.
Team Alattis won the grand prize of $10,000 with a modern solution to virtual and hybrid videoconferencing. From left to right: Gina Battagliola, Nick Cannon, Ronnie Highsmith, Roel Huinink, Jacob Mandel, James Ward, Vernon Taylor, William Olsker, Catherine Domenech, Patrick Sanchez. PRNewsFoto.

 Harlem Teens Receive Business Advice From Nick Cannon, Place Third in National Pitch Competition

NEW YORK, PRNewswire -- Nick Cannon Foundation, Inc., in
collaboration with Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in public schools nationwide, held its 7th Annual National America’s Teen Mogul (ATM) Competition in Southeast Queens, NY. Previous ATM pitch competitions have been held in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, DC, Miami, and Charlotte. The event took place on Friday, June 3, at Excelsior Preparatory High School Auditorium in Southeast Queens.

The competition, open to youth nationwide, is designed to expose youth ages 12 to 19 to global career and  entrepreneurship opportunities available in the growing middle-skill job sectors. A recent commissioned report revealed that growing job sectors in NYC include Health Care and Information and Communication Technologies. The competition encouraged
students to explore global opportunities across all high-demand
sectors.

More than 15 student teams nationwide from 9 school districts
participated in business plan and career readiness training workshops 
leading up to the grand finale event. Team reMind Me of Eagle Academy
for Young Men of Harlem took 3rd place, with a $2,500 cash prize, in the
highly competitive competition. Team reMind Me presented an iOS app
designed to combat and address procrastination which is linked to mental
health concerns like anxiety, ADHD, and depression and their effects: lack
of energy, motivation, and disconnection.

The 1st place prize of $10,000 was awarded to teamA lattis, of
Mission Bay High School in San Diego Unified School District, who
created a modern solution to virtual and hybrid videoconferencing. The teen moguls invented the product after hearing legitimate concerns about the lack of hybrid meeting technology, experiencing how virtual students are disregarded in hybrid meetings, and watching teachers/students alike
struggle to learn with conventional video conferencing software (Short video clip: https://youtube.com/shorts/kkZyYwR9fFs).

“I was truly blown away with the level of ingenuity and creativity of these teens,” said Nick Cannon.

The 2nd place prize of $5,000 went to team AppaRent, of Canyon Crest High School in San Diego’s San Dieguito Union School District. Team AppaRent created a business-to-customer retailing company featuring an instant clothing rental service online and targeting marginalized communities. The Foundation awarded Rodney Orji, Principal, Excelsior Preparatory High School, with the 2022 NCREDIBLE Administrator Award and San Diego Unified School District’s CTE Teacher, David
West, with the 2022 NCREDIBLE Teaching Partner Award.

In addition to the generous support of Nick Cannon, the ATM
Competition was sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank, JFK International Air Terminal (JFKIAT), and Sugar Factory Restaurant.

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