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Send Kamloops Steminists To Peru

$5,179 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 47 people in 3 months
Created October 11, 2018
Junior Achievement Kamloops/B.C.
on behalf of Kara Wright

Donations made to this campaign to send JABC's Steminists to Peru, will be sent and deposited to Kara Wright, JABC Program Coordinator that organized this opportunity for the Steminists on behalf of JABC. Kara will forward all of your online and offline donations to JABC's Vancouver office and JABC will mail a tax receipt to each donor who has provided their mail or email address. 

If you have any questions or have not yet provided your mail or email address and would like a tax receipt, please email kara.wright@jabc.org.

Thanks for your support!
JABC Steminists 

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The Steminists are a group of fifteen and sixteen year old students from South Kamloops Secondary School in Kamloops, British Columbia. As part of a JA Company Program through JA British Columbia with financial contributions from Arrow Transportation, and mentorship from Kamloops Innovation, Joy Factory Films Inc, and many more, this group of young women quickly became a startup story that has grown nationwide.

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From L to R: Kamloops Steminists, Alia, Rohkeya, Sarah, and Tasia.

In just five months, the Steminists have created their own business and developed a unique, successful business, Recycled Sounds.  Recycled Sounds is an eco-friendly speaker and smartphone accessory engineered from recycled wood. The customizable device can be used for amplifying music, watching videos and streaming services on all sizes and models of phones.  Totalling in selling 110 speakers through their online and community contacts, retail contracts and pop up shops, the Steminists went on to receive the Ledcor Regional Company of the Year Award, earning $3,000.00 towards their future post secondary education. When school let out for the summer, they created their very own documentary with Shaw TV and developed an annual report, more exciting firsts for this company. 

On October 4th, the Steminists were selected by JA Canada to represent Canada in JA Americas Company of the Year Competition in Lima, Peru on November 25-28, 2018. At the JA Americas Company of the Year Competition, students from Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean present the results of their enterprise and learning experience and appear before a panel of independent judges who determine company performance against the competition criteria.

“Recycled Sounds was chosen by a panel of judges who assessed the submissions on several criteria including the 3 P’s (people, planet and profit), innovation, and the quality of their written submission,” said Karen Gallant, Vice President, Programs and Charter Services at JA Canada. “The judges were impressed with the company’s performance in all dimensions. We are very excited for them.”

While we are grateful for support from Junior Achievement of BC, JA Canada and JA Americas to cover the costs of transportation and accommodation to Peru, we are currently fundraising for additional expenses. 

These fundraising efforts will include: 

- Hotel expenses

- Round trip flights for four students and two chaperones from Kamloops to Vancouver

- Travel and medical insurance for four students and two chaperones

- International cell phone plans for four students and two chaperones during travel period

- Meals for four students and two chaperones travelling from Kamloops to Lima and Lima to Kamloops

- Contingency fund in case of emergency 



Please consider supporting the Steminists' journey to Lima. Tax receipts are available upon request.

 

For more information, please check out: 

Recycled Sounds' Interview on Radio NL 

Recycled Sounds' Website 

Recycled Sounds' Instagram 

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Update 5
Posted by Kamloops Steminists
13 days ago
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Thanks again for supporting JABC's Steminists with your generous donation!

We are obligated to let you know that donations made to this campaign to send JABC's Steminists to Peru, will be sent and deposited to Kara Wright, JABC Program Coordinator that organized this opportunity for the Steminists on behalf of JABC.

Kara will forward all of your online and offline donations to JABC's Vancouver office and JABC will mail a tax receipt to each donor who has provided their mail or email address. If you have any questions or have not yet provided your mail or email address and would like a tax receipt, please email kara.wright@jabc.org.

Thanks for your support!
JABC Steminists 
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Update 4
Posted by Kara Wright
1 month ago
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Thank you for your donation! We can't wait to tell you all about our trip and the life-changing experiences we gained thanks to your support!

We need to collect your mailing address so that we can send you a thank you and a tax receipt for your donation. Please comment here with your address or email kara.wright@jabc.org.

Thanks!
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Update 3
Posted by Kamloops Steminists
2 months ago
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We are four days away from our big departure to Lima, Peru!

Today, Rohkeya, Kara and Hope were working at the Kamloops Makerspace and building some speakers. We learned that laser printing is SO MUCH FUN.

On Monday, we are practicing our business presentation and our presentation skills.

It is hard to believe this is all happening so fast!!
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Update 2
Posted by Kamloops Steminists
2 months ago
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The Kamloops Steminists are only $2,061.00 away from our final goal of $7,000.00!

Over the long weekend, we have been hard at work preparing our final business presentation, getting our business pitch ready for the flash competition, and working on our trade show booth display! We are learning so much about branding, messaging, and how to effectively tell our startup story.

Our trip planning is going well too! Everyone has their legal documents in hand and plane tickets booked. After the JA Americas Case Competition is over, we're looking forward to visiting Machu Picchu and exploring the amazing country of Peru.

Only 9 days to go!
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Raised by 47 people in 3 months
Created October 11, 2018
Junior Achievement Kamloops/B.C.
on behalf of Kara Wright
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