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Carthage College Enactus is an international non-profit organization that empowers businesses and people in the community to create a better, more sustainable world. Enactus, open to all majors, works to develop outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living.  Each year, Enactus teams from all over the country attend regional competitions to compete against other schools in hopes of advancing to nationals.

The Carthage College Enactus team earned a bid at the Chicago regional competition on March 27 to advance to this year’s national exposition, which is held May 21-23 in Kansas City. Speakers auditioned to be a part of the team that would present a 20-minute presentation on the accomplishments of the projects during this academic school year. This year’s group of speakers includes Maria Salerno ’19, Hayley Sipple ’20, Malik Terry ’19, Jackson Bailey ’19, and Kevin Lefaivre ’19. 

The speakers flawlessly presented on the projects (see below) to a panel of 15 judges. The speakers were assisted and supported by the executive board and the rest of the Enactus team. The team is thankful for the help of advisors Jennifer Madden, Art Cyr, David Schlicting, and Karl Erickson, a business advisory board member who was able to watch the team present at regionals.     

Piggy Bank Project: Teaching elementary school students valuable skills in financial literacy, stressing the importance of savings, interest, determining a need versus a want, and online safety.

Hold the Phone: Teaching residents of St. Catherine Commons and Lake Oaks Senior Apartments the basic functions and uses of technology such as smartphones, computers, etc.

Cintas: Developing a partnership between Cintas and the Kenosha Outreach Center to recycle discarded uniforms into reusable tote bags.

Days for Girls: Creating feminine hygiene kits to provide young women in developing countries around the world with the resources they need to continue their education.