A New Opportunity

My junior year, my team had planned to pitch our business, Voluntu, live in front of Diamond Challenge Judges. But we got a little hiccup. It turned out, the site no longer hosted live pitches for the Social Venture track and we had to submit our pitch virtually and...

My Diamond Challenge Story

I signed up for the Diamond Challenge with a friend during my sophomore year of high school. Going in, I had some business experience through DECA, but I wasn’t sure what to expect. My partner and I competed through the business concept virtual track and qualified to...

Why You Can’t Say No to YES!

The Inspiration. We are hosting two incredible keynote speakers, Haile Thomas and Justin Lafazan.     Thomas, 16, is a Jamaican-American youth health activist, motivational speaker, teen vegan chef and the youngest certified health coach trained at the Institute for...