Introducing the Young Entrepreneurs Program + Congrats to the 2020 Young Entrepreneurs Council

Introducing the Young Entrepreneurs Program + Congrats to the 2020 Young Entrepreneurs Council

At the 2020 L.E.A.D. Summit, Origami Owl® Co-Founders Bella Weems-Lambert and Chrissy Weems shared some OWL-mazing news about the Owlette Program – a new name!

The Owlette Program is now the…Young Entrepreneurs Program!

“I’m so happy that we’re making this name change,” shares Senior Director, Special Sales Programs & Recognition Yvette Torres-Dickson. “We believe it’ll help with clarity and simplicity and invite more people to join our program. It’ll help people who aren’t familiar with Origami Owl and our program know exactly what it is – young people learning how to be young entrepreneurs and run a business.”

So, when you’re reaching out to potential New Designers and Owlette/BRO teams about Origami Owl, they’ll know exactly what the program is – just by hearing its name!

What isn’t changing? The entrepreneurial and life skills young girls (Owlettes) and boys (BROs – “Boys Representing Origami Owl”), youth ages 11-17, will gain from the program!

The Young Entrepreneurs Program will continue to be the foundation of Origami Owl, where Owlettes and BROs gain confidence and get out of their comfort zones, all while setting goals, getting recognized for their efforts, and continuing to make a difference in the lives of others.

Congratulations 2020 Young Entrepreneurs Council Members

The Young Entrepreneurs Council (formally the Youth 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.

Thank you to all the Owlettes, BROs and Alumni who sent in their submissions to participate in the Young Entrepreneurs Council! The Young Entrepreneurs Council is a one-year term, so we highly encourage those who weren’t selected this year to try again next year!

We’re so proud of this year’s Young Entrepreneurs Council members and know they’re going to make a positive impact on the Young Entrepreneurs Program!

Congratulations to our 2020 Young Entrepreneurs Council:

Katie Berg

Phoebe Davis

William DeCoursey

Kayla Edgar

Jaymee Gomez

Cassidy Grover

McKayla Hartung

Elizabeth Hendrickson

Megan Hendrickson

Selina Novello

Jade Rangel

Kami Scheele

McKendra Sloan

Brianna Standen

Mattie Warren

Kelsea Whiting

Stay tuned for the Hoot recognition email February 14 for more about these impressive members!

Get Connected to the Young Entrepreneurs Program

If you’re part of an Owlette or BRO team and haven’t yet joined our Facebook group, what are you waiting for? This private group gives our Owlettes and BROs the chance to regularly interact with each other, receive personal messages from Bella, and get tips and training to grow their Origami Owl businesses!

Owlette and BRO Incentive Earners + Owlette Education Award Submissions Now Open

Owlette and BRO Incentive Earners + Owlette Education Award Submissions Now Open

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We are so excited to announce the Owlettes and BROs who earned an amazing reward in October, November and December as part of our final Owlette/BRO incentive of the year (and decade!).

These Owlettes and BROs worked hard generating 250 or more Personal Volume (PV) and sponsoring at least one (1) New Designer or Owlette Team who also generated 75 PV in their enrollment month.

Congratulations to the following Owlettes and BROs!

250 PV: Surprise Mail

500 PV: O2 Mystery Box by Bella

750 PV: O2 Blue Pouch with one pack of Take Out Menus

1,000 PV and one (1) New Designer: White O2 Jewelry Box

Jaisyn Bonilla

Valerie Jauregui

1,500 PV and one (1) New Designer: O2-Branded Bomber Jacket

Mia Petruzzi

Jocelyn Gordon

Elizabeth Hendrickson

Ethan & Sean Pierce

Mattie Warren

2,500+ PV* and two (2) New Designers: ALL the rewards from each level!

Ryleigh Barkley

Katie Berg

Sean & Aaron Bertin

Jada Cantu

Autumn Fisher

Lilliana Gast

Jaymee Gomez

Cassidy Grover

Ryli Kuhnhenn

Katelyn Moser

Adrianna Rich

Erin Schott

Edgar Zavala

Kami Scheele

Phoebe Davis

*To earn all the rewards, the Owlette or BRO must have generated 2,500 or more PV and sponsored two New Designers or Owlette Teams who each generated 75 PV in their enrollment month.

Owlette Education Award Submissions Now Open

Contest period: January 1, 2020 – March 31, 2020

Qualifications:

  1. Must have been an Owlette/BRO for at least one year at the start of the contest period – January 1, 2020
  2. Must be in good standing, as determined by Origami Owl
  3. Must be a senior in high school and have not attended college at the start of the contest period
  4. Must be a “graduating Owlette/BRO” (will be graduating from high school in 2020)
  5. Attendance at the 2020 O2 Experience is not required for consideration, but strongly recommended, as there will be special on-stage recognition

Rules: Owlettes/BROs may enter the contest by submitting an essay with answers to the following questions, along with a photo, to Owlettes@OrigamiOwl.com.

  1. When did you join the Owlette Program? (month, day and year)
  2. Why should you be considered for the Owlette Education Award?
  3. What are your plans for the award if you are chosen?
  4. What have you learned from the Owlette Program both personally and professionally?
  5. How have you incorporated Origami Owl’s mission statement into your life?

Please also submit a photograph of yourself showcasing your involvement in the Owlette Program. You may also submit a video as part of your entry (optional).

Judging: The two Owlette Education Award recipients will be chosen by a panel of judges via an independent award committee outside of Origami Owl. The committee is looking for originality – so be creative! They will be judging on content, overall impact, demonstration of commitment to the Owlette Program and Origami Owl’s mission.

Parents or Legal Guardians: Please read the Owlette Education Award Contest Official Rules and sign the Affidavit of Parental Consent for your Owlette/BRO to be considered for the Owlette Education Award.

Here’s the flyer you can share with your team.

Coming Soon!

We’ll be opening up the submission period for our Owlette/BRO Force For Good Charms soon, so start thinking of ideas for Charms you can create that give back to an important cause. Stay tuned!

Last Call for Youth Council Submissions + Owlette Education Award Submissions Open January 1

Last Call for Youth Council Submissions + Owlette Education Award Submissions Open January 1

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Update as of 01.03.20: We’ve just added the Owlette Education Award flyer!

Our Owlette Program is the foundation of Origami Owl®, and we are thrilled to share that we are accepting submissions for our 2020 Youth Council – comprised of Owlettes and BROs!

The Owlette Program has helped you build your confidence and get out of your comfort zone, while setting goals and getting recognized for your efforts! Now, you can continue to make a difference in the lives of others, and your own, by becoming a 2020 Youth Council member.

The Youth Council brings everyone together to mentor, share ideas and guide the growth of this unique program. As a member of the Youth Council, you’ll represent your fellow Owlettes and BROs, have the chance to voice your opinion and make a difference, all while gaining leadership skills {which looks great on a resume}!

If you’re interested in making an impact in the Owlette Program, submit your interest to Owlettes@OrigamiOwl.com by Monday, December 30 at 11:59 p.m. CT.

For all the details on submission guidelines, perks of being selected and more, click here.

Owlette Education Award Submissions Open January 1

Contest period: January 1, 2020 – March 31, 2020

Qualifications:

  1. Must have been an Owlette/BRO for at least one year at the start of the contest period – January 1, 2020
  2. Must be in good standing, as determined by Origami Owl
  3. Must be a senior in high school and have not attended college at the start of the contest period
  4. Must be a “graduating Owlette/BRO” (will be graduating from high school in 2020)
  5. Attendance at the 2020 O2 Experience is not required for consideration, but strongly recommended, as there will be special on-stage recognition

Rules: Owlettes/BROs may enter the contest by submitting an essay with answers to the following questions, along with a photo, to Owlettes@OrigamiOwl.com.

  1. When did you join the Owlette Program? (month, day and year)
  2. Why should you be considered for the Owlette Education Award?
  3. What are your plans for the award if you are chosen?
  4. What have you learned from the Owlette Program both personally and professionally?
  5. How have you incorporated Origami Owl’s mission statement into your life?

Please also submit a photograph of yourself showcasing your involvement in the Owlette Program. You may also submit a video as part of your entry (optional).

Judging: The two Owlette Education Award recipients will be chosen by a panel of judges via an independent award committee outside of Origami Owl. The committee is looking for originality – so be creative! They will be judging on content, overall impact, demonstration of commitment to the Owlette Program and Origami Owl’s mission.

Parents or Legal Guardians: Please read the Owlette Education Award Contest Official Rules and sign the Affidavit of Parental Consent for your Owlette/BRO to be considered for the Owlette Education Award.

Here’s the flyer you can share with your team.

October-December Owlette and BRO Incentive Update

Stay tuned to our January Hoot recognition email where we’ll announce our amazing incentive earners from October, November and December!

Owlette News + Updates

Owlette News + Updates

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About the Owlette Program

The Owlette 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 team and haven’t yet joined our O2 Owlettes Facebook group, what are you waiting for! Our Owlette Facebook group gives our Owlettes 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 Owlettes is Owlettes@origamiowl.com

Have an Owlette success spotlight story you’d like featured in an upcoming Hoot email? Email us at Recognition@OrigamiOwl.com.

 

Zoom Calls and Facebook Lives

1st Monday of every month: Welcome New Owlette Teams Zoom Call

Monday, January 13 at 6 p.m. CT — We’ll officially welcome you to the O2 family and answer any questions you have about the Owlette Program!

3rd Thursday of every month: Owlette Recognition Facebook Live in the O2 Owlettes Facebook Group

Thursday, January 16 at 5:30 p.m. CT Bella and Yvette will recognize your success and achievements – big and small! You can submit your success and/or achievement by emailing us at recognition@origamiowl.com.

3rd Thursday of every month: “Getting Real with Bella” Zoom Call

Thursday, January 16 at 6 p.m. CT This is your opportunity to connect with Bella and talk about anything your heart desires – share your stories, ask questions about your O2 business, how things are going for you outside of your O2 business – anything you want!

Personal Development Zoom Call for Owlettes + BROs

Wednesday, January 29 at 7 p.m. CT

**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.**

Social Media Images, Videos + Printable Resources

Owlette 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 Owlette 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’s information in your Back Office under your Account Settings > Enroll an Owlette.

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

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, beautiful Charm at The O2 Experience and recognized Ethan Pierce for designing a “Mended Heart” Charm, which is a reminder to people that they can heal after a tragedy in their life. Ethan was inspired to sketch this Charm because he and his family witnessed the Las Vegas shooting tragedy. See Ethan’s beautiful sketch here.

One-hundred percent of the profits of the “Mended Heart” Force For God Charm goes to Our Military Kids, an organization that supports children (ages 5-12th grade) of deployed National Guard and Reserve service members, as well as those of wounded veterans from all service branches, with grants that provide up to $300 for a chosen sport, art or other activity. Participation in these activities helps military children cope with stress and build self-confidence while their parents are recovering or serving overseas.

2019-2020 Owlette Achievement Program

August 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020

The Owlette Program is committed to living out the pillars of the Origami Owl mission: to be a Force For Good®; to love, inspire and motivate people of all ages to reach their dreams and empower them to make a difference in the lives of others. The four pillars that form the foundation of the Owlette experience are: sales, sponsoring, personal development and being a Force For Good. This new achievement program is kind of like the Girl Scouts program; it starts the moment someone becomes an Owlette, and they will then have the opportunity to earn Charms throughout every year they are in the Owlette Program. We will be adding new Charms to achieve each year. The first Charm they get is their Owlette Charm and the final Charm will be their Graduation Cap. For each pillar of the business and mission that’s achieved during the year, Owlettes will earn an exclusive piece of jewelry to include in a special look.

Please note, these recognition items will be awarded every year on stage at The O2 Experience. Those who are unable to attend will receive the items in the mail following the event.

Here’s a printable flyer you can share with your teams.

Destination Designer Program: Post-Owlette Experience

We are extremely excited to announce our NEW! Destination Designer Program!

This program is for existing Owlettes and BROs who turn 18 and transition into Independent Designers. The program provides personalized support, throughout their first year of being an Independent Designer, to help guide their progression and start them off strong in their new role. The program is designed to help them achieve important milestones faster, and our Senior Field Development Specialist Chelsea Larson will be providing four (4) Zoom Calls (one per quarter) to coach recently graduated Owlettes and BROs during their first year as a Designer. These Zoom Calls will be held in August 2019, November 2019, February 2020 and May 2020. We’ll post the dates, one month prior, on the Designer calendar on your Back Office Dashboard.

11-Year-Old Owlette Earns October Spotlight

11-Year-Old Owlette Earns October Spotlight

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We’re proud to shine a spotlight on one of our OWL-mazing Owlettes, Gabriella Hope Buckner, this month.

At just 11 years old, Gabby is gaining confidence and learning important business and life skills. From preparing for events and Jewelry Bars® by practicing everything she’s going to say to checking the inventory and making sure they have everything they need for their Jewelry Bars, Gabby plays a big role in her Origami Owl® business.

“I like to take time for myself before a Jewelry Bar to get into the right mindset,” says Gabby. “I go over my speech to make sure it’s short and sweet, and on the way to the Jewelry Bar, I say a little prayer and ask God to take all my worries away.”

Once she’s at the Jewelry Bar, Gabby helps the Hostess set up before it starts.

“I try not to talk to Customers like a salesperson,” shares Gabby. “I really try to connect with people on a deeper level to learn more about their story. I also like to be fully-involved in the Jewelry Bar and answer questions. I also like to make sure the Jewelry Bar is engaging by adding in games, prizes and giveaways, so I plan activities in advance to that everyone has a chance to win jewelry.”

Here’s a video of Gabby during one of her in-home Jewelry Bars.

Gabby’s advice for other Owlette teams: “Get to know your audience,” says Gabby. “Remember, the people you’re talking to aren’t going to correct you on your facts about Origami Owl. You know more than they do! Don’t stress over the little things. Just take a risk and don’t hold anything back. You never know how much you could affect someone’s life through Origami Owl.”

Gabby’s favorite thing about the Owlette Program: “I love the fact that I get to work with jewelry and bond with my upline, who happens to be my amazing sister, Bella,” shares Gabby. “I also enjoy learning more about making money and responsibility. Because I’ve had to step out of my comfort zone many times, I’ve started conquering many of my fears.”

October-December: Exclusive Incentive Just for Owlettes and BROs

Last month, we announced our final exclusive incentive in 2019 to help our Owlettes and BROs finish the year strong!

When you generate 250 PV or more in October, November or December (PV can be cumulative), and sponsor one (1) NEW! Designer or Owlette Team who generates 75 PV or more in their enrollment month, you can earn some incredible O2 swag, including a white O2 Jewelry Box, O2-branded Bomber Jacket, or even a mystery box from Origami Owl Co-Founder Bella Weems-Lambert!

Plus, if you generate 2,500 PV or more – you get ALL the rewards!

Here are all the details on this final incentive for the year.

About the Owlette Program

The Owlette 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 Owlette 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!

You can also join our Instagram account @O2_Owlettes!

The email address for all things Owlettes is Owlettes@OrigamiOwl.com

Have an Owlette success spotlight story you’d like featured in an upcoming Hoot email? Email us at Recognition@OrigamiOwl.com.

Exclusive Incentive Just for Owlettes and BROs

Exclusive Incentive Just for Owlettes and BROs

We’re in the final months of the year…in fact, the DECADE, and we’re so excited to offer the last exclusive incentive for the year to help our Owlettes and BROs finish the year strong!

In case you missed the announcement in the O2 Owlette Facebook group, you could earn some incredible O2 swag, including a white, O2 Jewelry Box, O2-branded Bomber Jacket or even a mystery box from Origami Owl® Co-Founder Bella Weems-Lambert!

If you have not joined the O2 Owlettes Facebook group yet, please do so now, to get all the up-to-date information for Owlettes and BROs!

Incentive Details

When: October, November and December
What: Owlette and BRO incentive
How: Generate 250 PV or more in October, November or December (PV can be cumulative), and sponsor one (1) NEW! Designer or Owlette Team who generates 75 PV or more in their enrollment month.

Note: You can only earn rewards once within the three-month earning period. The levels are NOT cumulative, so you will only earn that level’s reward, unless you generate 2,500 PV or more within the three month period, and sponsor two NEW Designers, who each achieve a minimum of 75 PV during their enrollment month. Please note the 75 PV required for the NEW Designer or Owlette Team is also not cumulative and must be achieved during their first month.

Reward Levels

250 PV: Surprise Mail
500 PV: O2 Mystery Box by Bella
750 PV: O2 Blue Pouch with one pack of Take Out Menus
1,000 PV: White O2 Jewelry Box
1,500 PV: O2-Branded Bomber Jacket
2,500+ PV*: You get ALL the rewards from each level!

*Must generate 2,500 or more PV, and sponsor two NEW Designers/Owlette Teams who each generate 75 PV within their enrollment month.

How to submit your information:

On, or by, December 31, 2019, email the following information to Owlettes@origamiowl.com:

  • Name (both Owlette/BRO and account holder’s name)
  • Your Designer ID
  • Your total PV and the order numbers that show your PV
  • Name(s) and Designer ID(s) of your New Designers for verification

If you have any questions, please email Owlettes@origamiowl.com.

And, if you haven’t already, make sure you join the HOLLA-Day Hustle Boot Camp group to get the most out of the holiday selling season.