Young Entrepreneurs Program News + Updates

Young Entrepreneurs Program News + Updates

About the Young Entrepreneurs Program

The Young Entrepreneurs Program, for youth 11-17, teaches young girls and boys entrepreneurial and life skills, and helps them spend quality time with their parent or other adult.

If you’re part of an Owlette/BRO team and haven’t yet joined our O2 Owlettes Facebook group, what are you waiting for! Our private Facebook group gives our Owlettes and BROs the chance to regularly interact with each other, receive personal messages from Origami Owl® Co-Founder Bella Weems-Lambert, and get tips and training to grow their Origami Owl businesses! More details on this below!

You can also join our Instagram account O2_Owlettes!

The email address for all things Young Entrepreneurs Program is

Have an Owlette/BRO success spotlight story you’d like featured in an upcoming Hoot email? Email us at

Zoom Calls and Facebook Lives

Welcome New Owlette/BRO Teams Zoom Call

August 3, 6:30 p.m. CT — We’ll officially welcome you to the O2 family and answer any questions you have about the Young Entrepreneurs Program!

August 5, 3:30 p.m. CT – Young Entrepreneurs Connection with the Young Entrepreneurs Council

Owlette/BRO Recognition Facebook Live

August 13, 6:30 p.m. CT Yvette will recognize your success and achievements – big and small! You can submit your success and/or achievement by emailing us at

TBD – “Getting Real with Bella” Zoom Call

August 18, 3:30 p.m. CT – Young Entrepreneurs Connection with the Young Entrepreneurs Council

**Dates and times may vary every month. We’ll keep you posted on the dates and times in the O2 Owlettes Facebook group and the O2 Designers News from the Nest Facebook group.**

Young Entrepreneur August Incentive

Young Entrepreneurs: Use this month to maximize our new Disney partnership!

When you sponsor ONE new Designer or Young Entrepreneur into the business, and help them generate 250 PV by August 31, 2020 (and you also generate 250 PV by August 31), not only will you both receive the very first, officially-licensed Disney and Origami Owl Collection pieces for FREE (Disney Silver “Dream” Mickey Mouse Coin Pendant and Mickey Sparkle Stud Earrings), you will also get surprise Origami Owl Swag!

Note: There is no limit to how many you can sponsor in August.

The more people you sponsor in August and help get to 250 PV, the BIGGER your O2 Surprise Swag will be!
Here are some of the amazing Swag items you can earn depending on how many new team members you add to your team:

  • Origami Owl Swag
  • Young Entrepreneur T-Shirt
  • O2 Bomber Jacket
  • 02 Cup or Water Bottle
  • O2 Scarf
  • So much more!

How to submit for the August Incentive:
On, or by, August 31, 2020, please send an email to with the following information:

  • Subject Line: August Incentive
  • Full Name (if you are sending an email for your Owlette/BRO, please include their name, as well)
  • Designer ID (this is extremely important)
  • Your mailing address and phone number
  • Total number of people you sponsored in August and their Designer ID number so we can verify they reached 250 PV

Social Media Images, Videos + Printable Resources

Young Entrepreneurs Program social media images can be found in the My O2 Connection app under Social Media Images > Owlette or O2 Business > Owlette. You can also find some great videos in the app, as well!

All printable materials and flyers can be found in your Back Office under Designer Resources > Designer Resources Library > Owlette.

Back Office Information

You can add your Owlette/BRO’s information in your Back Office under your Account Settings > Enroll an Owlette.

You can see your Owlette/BRO’s information in your Back Office under your Account Settings > MyO2 Owlettes.

It’s Christmas in July: New, Limited Edition + Back-From-The-Vault Holiday Charms

It’s Christmas in July: New, Limited Edition + Back-From-The-Vault Holiday Charms

Saturday, July 25 at 5:15 p.m. CT for Designers and Customers, while supplies last

It’s the {second} most wonderful time of the year – Christmas in July!

Watch Origami Owl® Co-Founder Bella Weems-Lambert reveal this holly, jolly offer:

Calling all Harry Potter® and Christmas fans: You don’t want to miss out on these NEW! festive, limited edition Charms and Back-from-the-Vault items to capture your holiday stories!

Our O2 Experience attendees were treated to shopping early! Now, you and your Customers can get our NEW! limited edition Christmas in July Charms and Back-from-the-Vault items, while supplies last, starting today, July 25 at 5:15 p.m. CT!

The NEW! Limited Edition Charms include (each sold separately):

  • Harry Potter Christmas Sweater Charm – $7 USD | $8 CAD
  • Harry Potter Christmas Sweater Ron Weasley Charm – $7 USD | $8 CAD
  • Santa on Vacation Charm – $6 USD | $7 CAD
  • Reindeer Pool Float Charm – $6 USD | $7 CAD
  • Sandy Snowman Charm – $6 USD | $7 CAD

The NEW! limited edition and Back-from-the-Vault Christmas in July items will be available under SHOP > New Arrivals.

Marketing Images

We’ve added seven new social media image to your My O2 Connection app under the “Promotions” section. Be sure to go there and share them in your Facebook VIP Group and text your Charm-collector Customers and friends who want to be prepared for the holidays.

Read the Christmas in July FAQs for more details.

Get Ready for the Fall Exclusives Collection

Get Ready for the Fall Exclusives Collection

Arriving August 11 at 5 p.m. CT

Rich chocolate and lilac hues. New ways to gift more. Nature Charms to inspire your fall.

Attendees for our O2 Experience “Stronger Together” 2020 convention received the treat of a lifetime with a full preview of the upcoming Fall Exclusives Collection, arriving August 11 and they were screaming with delight in videos on social media.

The collection, revealed exclusively to Convention attendees, will launch on August 11 at 5 p.m. CT, with a Customer reveal on the official Origami Owl Facebook page just prior to that. We’ll  launch the sale of the Fall Exclusives Collection Lookbooks on August 4 at 5 p.m. CT in your Back Office – 1 pack of 20 for $6 USD / $8 CAD so you can have them in time for the launch.

This cozy collection will complement our existing 2020 Take Out Menu with staple pieces for capturing your story in a Living Locket®!

Want a sneak peek that you can share?

Swipe down on your My O2 Connection app to refresh and you’ll find five, new, shareable images so you can get your Customers excited for the upcoming reveal and launch!

Introducing the Officially Licensed Disney and Origami Owl Collection

Introducing the Officially Licensed Disney and Origami Owl Collection

Coming Fall 2020

A dream is a wish…and ours is coming true!

Origami Owl® Co-Founders Bella Weems-Lambert and Chrissy Weems shared one of the biggest announcements in Origami Owl history at the virtual O2 Experience, and even though you weren’t in the room, the excitement was overwhelming! Social media posts poured in and comment after comment poured into the chat box of pictures of Designers in Mickey Ears, tears and overwhelmed reactions.

Bella and Co-Founder Tyson Basha shared the special news a little while later on the O2 Designer News from the Nest Facebook Group.

Watch it here:

Officially Licensed Disney and Origami Owl Collection Details

This exciting collection will arrive in Fall 2020, but YOU can earn the first pieces for FREE in August!

We’re launching a special Designer offer in August and you and your New Designers have the chance to earn one (1) Disney Silver “Dream” Mickey Mouse Coin Pendant, AND One (1) Disney Mickey Mouse Sparkle Stud Earrings with a retail value of $56 USD / $73 CAD with our “Dream Big” incentive available in August.

Get the details here.

We’re so excited to welcome Disney to the Origami Owl family later this fall – stay tuned for training, announcements and more!

Now is the time to find out which of your friends, family and Customers are big Disney fans and create your list of potential Customers for launch. Even better, if they love Disney, encourage them to start their own Origami Owl businesses in August so they can earn the first piece of the collection, share this special jewelry collection with others and earn commissions on their sales once it launches!

We’ll be working on special training to help you prepare for the collection, so stay tuned!

Disney-Approved Shareable Assets

  • Disney-approved, shareable image added to your My O2 Connection app and Back Office
  • A new landing page has been added to your online shop so your Customers can sign up for email updates. You can find it by typing in {username} or {username}

We’ll have many more marketing assets arriving in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

Share your Disney magical moments in social media and be sure to use #DisneyandOrigamiOwl.


Please be sure to review our FAQs on the special rules to be considered for officially licensed collections.

Here are FAQs about the officially licensed Disney and Origami Owl Collection.


Look Whooo We Recognized at The 2020 O2 Experience!

Look Whooo We Recognized at The 2020 O2 Experience!

One of our favorite parts about The O2 Experience is recognizing YOU! With recognition happening throughout the event, we wanted to give you a peek at just a few of the special awards we shared.

Congratulations to our Stronger Together Award recipients!

These special awards were given in honor of our first-ever virtual event and they were nominated by our Origami Owl Founders for doing incredible things in their communities and businesses!

Community Impact Force For Good® Award – Tami Butcher, Executive Field Vice President


Inspiring Kindness & Hope Award – Sandy Daly, Team Manager


Spirit of Leadership Award – Eloise Layton, Director


Young Entrepreneur Rock Star Rookie –
Mattie Warren, Owlette + Senior Team Leader


Young Entrepreneur Above & Beyond Award – Elizabeth Hendrickson, Owlette

Note: If you attended The O2 Experience and received recognition that includes an award or certificate, please keep in mind that we will be sending it to you in the next month.

Congratulations to Our Young Entrepreneurs

The Young Entrepreneurs Program is the foundation of Origami Owl®. Our Young Entrepreneurs Program teaches young girls and boys, youth ages 11-17, entrepreneurial and life skills. Being an Owlette or BRO (Boy Representing Origami Owl) builds confidence and gets them out of their comfort zone, while setting goals and getting recognized for their efforts. Our Owlettes and BROs are making a difference in the lives of others and their own.

Owlette/BRO Force For Good® Charm Winner

We received so many incredible submissions and ideas for potential Force For Good® Charms! We revealed the chosen, touching Charm during the virtual O2 Experience and recognized Eliana Perez-Flores for designing a “You are Loved” Charm. Read more here.

Two Young Entrepreneur Education Award Recipients

We want to support our Owlettes and BROs whose goals are to continue their education at a university or technical school once they graduate from high school. During the virtual 2020 O2 Experience, we announced the recipients of a $2,000 check to help cover their continuing education costs – Selina Novello and Taylor Hileman.

Congratulations, Selina and Taylor!

Here’s a little about why these Owlettes were chosen!

Taylor Hileman

Taylor joined Origami Owl a little over four years ago when she begged her mom to let her sign up and work the business all by herself. She never could have imagined the way Origami Owl would change her life forever. Through the Young Entrepreneurs Program, Taylor found strength, gained a love for giving back to others, learned that there is nothing like human connection, and ultimately, found herself and who she is meant to be. She has learned how to set goals, and reach them, such as promoting to Senior Team Leader, earning her way to attend four Conventions, and even earning an incentive trip (all on her own) to Punta Cana.

Taylor has worked hard to cover most of her own college tuition for her first year with scholarships. She will be attending Beacon College in Leesburg, Florida and majoring in Anthropology. Through Anthropology, Taylor will be able to help others realize the importance of animals and their habitats, as well as help protect animals who so desperately need our help. Her goal is to work in marine rescue, and she has already been working hard to build the relationships she needs to land her dream job when she graduates with her bachelor’s degree. She would like to earn her degree without the use of student loans and is short $5,000 for her first year of college.

Selina Novello

With Origami Owl, Selina, an Owlette from Canada, spreads light, love, and happiness everywhere she goes, and she is grateful for that. Our mission statement is incorporated into her life and heart forever. She believes it is the best thing that has happened to her! Selina confidently feels like she has become the best version of herself because of Origami Owl and the Young Entrepreneurs Program. She has struggled with learning disabilities of high anxiety, poor working memory and dyslexia. After finding a school with an amazing community and support system, she was able to overcome these obstacles and has achieved Top Academic Achievement Awards ever since.

Selina also believes that Origami Owl has given her a positive and creative outlet to explore and conquer her disabilities. Selina has learned from Origami Owl that: you are exactly where you are supposed to be, and going through what you are going through, because it takes every situation to help get you where you are; fear only exists in our minds, it does not actually exist; nothing can stop you but yourself, the only one that can change you is you; and be a light in this world and spread kindness.

Selina’s experience as a Young Entrepreneur has given her more than she could have ever imagined, both personally and professionally. With everything she has learned from being a Young Entrepreneur, and running her own business, Selina has realized that she is passionate about business and entrepreneurship. She plans to pursue this in college at Mount Royal University.

Congratulations to our 2020 Young Entrepreneurs Council Members

The Young Entrepreneurs Council gives Owlettes and BROs the opportunity to serve their peers in the Young Entrepreneurs Program and provide a youthful perspective, which is important in developing a strong program. Young Entrepreneurs Council members represent their fellow Owlettes and BROs while making a difference and gaining leadership skills.

Get more details on our 2020 Young Entrepreneurs Council here.

Young Entrepreneurs Graduate in Special Ceremony

We had 16 inspiring Owlettes and BROs graduate during this year’s virtual O2 Experience!

Here’s whooo we recognized at the virtual 2020 O2 Experience:

Class of 2020:

Tatum Butcher

Tatum Butcher

William DeCoursey

William DeCoursey

Selina Novello

Selina Novello

Dylan Daly

Dylan Daly

Annette Enciso

Annette Enciso

Bradley Waples

Bradley Waples

Sydney Stevens

Sydney Stevens

Evy Osorio

Evy Osorio

Erin Schott

Erin Schott

Mackenzie Fleming

Mackenzie Fleming

Christen Ziska

Christen Ziska

Antonio Baltazar

Antonio Baltazar

April Halverson

April Halverson

Marlowe Kemp

Marlowe Kemp

Reanna George

Reanna George

Holly Cavill

Holly Cavill

Amanda Phillips

Amanda Phillips

Get Ready for O2 Coastal Vacay 2021

Get Ready for O2 Coastal Vacay 2021

Incentive qualification period August 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021

Picture this: white sugar beaches. A giant umbrella pitched in the sand. The sound of the waves crashing on the shore.

You take a deep breath and smile because your vacation is free.

It’s time to get an extra reward and fun in the sun for working your business: the O2 Coastal Vacay 2021 to pristine Clearwater Beach, Florida.

So, how can you earn enough Points to earn a spot on this relaxing vacation for one or two?

O2 Coastal Vacay Incentive Trip Qualifications

If you’ve enjoyed our incentive trips in the past, we’re taking this one up a notch and giving you the chance to earn EVEN MORE towards your trip! You can earn a spot on the trip and then keep going to include a guest. Take it up a notch and you could earn travel vouchers to cover your airfare, too!

PLUS, you’ll also get your choice of a one day excursion and one of the choices will be a 1-day Walt Disney World Resort Theme Park base ticket since we’ll be so close to the park!

Here’s a peek at what you can look forward to.

The trip is planned for June 17-21, 2021.


Personal Volume

1 PV = 1 PT  Must earn a minimum of 4,000 Points during program period.

PV of Personally Sponsored Designers

1 PV = 1.5 PT  Updated daily.


Paid As:

  • 50 Vacation Points Senior Designer through Executive Team Leader
  • 100 Vacation Points Team Manager through Executive Field Vice President


  • 100 Vacation Points each time you advance in rank up to Executive Team Leader
  • 200 Vacation Points each time you advance in rank to Team Manager or above for the first time

Buy-ins allowed. Conditions apply.

Disclaimer: Qualification period is 8/1/20 at 12:00 a.m. CT through 3/31/21 at 11:59 p.m. CT.  Personal Volume is cumulative during qualification period toward earning Personal Volume (PV) Points and Personal Sponsoring (PS) Points. Only 1.5 Points per new, Personally Sponsored Designer may be earned. Exchange rates are subject to change at any time without notice.

Coastal Vacay Points to Earn a Trip + Other Sunny Perks

  1. Trip for 1 (no travel voucher) 20,000 points
    2. Trip for 1 (with travel voucher as shown) 23,000 points
    3. Trip for 2 (with NO travel voucher) 26,000 points
    4. Trip for 2 (with travel voucher as shown) 31,000 points


Trip for 1

  • 4 nights/5 days shared accommodation at Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach, a  AAA 4 Diamond hotel lining the scenic Gulf Shore
  • Transportation to/from airport in Clearwater Beach
  • Recognition dinner
  • 1 Day Walt Disney World Resort Theme Park pass OR alternate excursion choice
  • Transportation to/from Disney OR to/from alternate excursion choice
  • $200 gift card for meals/incidentals

Trip for 1 with Travel Voucher

  • All of the above PLUS
  • $500 USD/$650 CAD travel voucher

Trip for 2

  • 4 nights/5 days accommodation at Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach, a  AAA 4 Diamond hotel lining the scenic Gulf Shore
  • Transportation to/from airport in Clearwater Beach
  • 2 – for Recognition dinner
  • 2 – 1 Day Walt Disney World Resort pass OR alternate excursion choice
  • Transportation to/from Disney OR to/from alternate excursion choice
  • 2 – $200 gift card for meals/incidentals

Trip for 2 with Travel Voucher

  • All of the above PLUS
  • 1 – $1,000 USD/$1,300 CAD travel voucher

DOUBLE Your Points in August Only

Annnd…to kick off the qualification period, we’re DOUBLING your Points in August only! Only August 1 – 31, we’ll double your Points so you can make the most out of the first month and get to your goal faster.

Here are the FAQs on Double Points in August.

Marketing Assets to Share With Your Team

We’ve added the following to your Back Office and your My O2 Connection app:

  • O2 Coastal Vacay Tracker (PDF)
  • 2 shareable images

Here’s a Facebook Cover Photo:


Share your excitement on social media with #O2CoastalVacay!

Here are FAQs about the O2 Coastal Vacay incentive trip.