April Young Entrepreneurs Program Incentive + Spirit Week Schedule

April Young Entrepreneurs Program Incentive + Spirit Week Schedule

During Pay It Forward month, we want to continue Origami Owl’s kindness movement and we know our Young Entrepreneurs can make an extraordinary impact on the lives of others.

Our April Young Entrepreneurs Program incentive is all about helping others by having a fundraiser for someone who’s in need, or a business/organization in your community. Or, both!

Earners will get an O2 Mystery Box full of items hand-selected by Origami Owl® Co-Founder Bella Weems-Lambert!

Here’s how you can earn this month’s incentive:

1. Identify a person, business, or organization you would like to help. Write down who/what business/organization you have chosen to help and brainstorm fundraising ideas.

2. Watch Senior Director of Field Operations & Training Dawn Campbell’s “Fundraising Basics” in the O2 Virtual Academy Facebook group. Get more tips here.

If you’re not part of the O2 Virtual Academy Facebook group, please join right away. There is so helpful information and learning in this group.

Scroll down to Dawn’s “Fundraising Basics” training and you’ll find all the shareable assets you’ll need to have a successful fundraiser.

3. After you’ve watched Dawn’s training, you can now start to create your plan of action, using the ideas you brainstormed. You can have one or two fundraisers – however you choose to do it!

4. Reach out to everyone you know and ask them to support your fundraiser! Don’t forget to share your goal with them. Also share, with great confidence, that you are a Young Entrepreneur. Tell them your “Why,” share our mission statement, tell them how you can make a difference together and ask them to help you reach your goal.

5. Shine bright and BELIEVE you can do it! You have a tremendous opportunity to make a big impact with your business – YOU are your most valuable asset!

Please send the following details to Owlettes@origamiowl.com by May 1:

  • Tell us about your fundraiser(s) and who you helped. Please share the impact the fundraiser made on both you and the recipient(s). Don’t forget to include how much money you raised.
  • Include your Jewelry Bar® ID(s) for the fundraiser(s).
  • Include Order Numbers that are relevant to your fundraiser(s).

Virtual Spirit Week: Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3

Since you’re not in school to participate in Spirit Week, we’re hosting a virtual one! Make sure you’re a part of the O2 Owlettes Facebook group to participate each day!

Here’s what each day’s theme will be:

MONDAY: Crazy Hair Day – Every day is probably Crazy Hair Day right now, and we want to see yours! Show us your crazy hair by posting a photo!

TUESDAY: Vacation Vibes Day – If you could go anywhere on vacation today, where would you go? Use your imagination to think about your dream vacation and pretend that you are all packed up and ready to arrive there today! Dress up like a tourist who represents your destination, or become your destination for a day! Please share in a post or video what destination you are representing and why it’s your dream vacation!

WEDNESDAY: Jammies & Jokes Day – Wear your favorite, most comfy, pajamas and share a joke to put smiles on faces today! You can post your joke or make a video of you telling it! Happy April Fools’ Day!

THURSDAY: Unsung Heroes Day – Dress like an Unsung Hero today. An Unsung Hero can be anyone you feel makes a difference in your life, the lives of your family, your community, etc. We have many Unsung Heroes working hard right now (doctors, nurses, grocery store workers, the list goes on and on). But, it could also be someone who has always been a hero in your life, like a parent, teacher, coach, friend, etc. Dress up like them, post or create a video sharing why they are an Unsung Hero in your eyes and thank them. Tagging them would be fantastic, too!

FRIDAY: Empowerment Day – Pick your favorite Origami Owl Empowerment Collection piece (Necklace, Bracelet, Ring) and share a post of you wearing it with your favorite empowering quote! Make sure to also share why you selected the beautiful piece(s) you did!

SATURDAY (Bonus Day!): Origami Owl Charm Day – Pick your all-time favorite Origami Owl Charm and dress up like it! Post or create a video sharing why it’s your favorite. Then, think about a few people who you would gift this Charm to in a Locket, and post YOURSELF on their pages telling them why you picked this Charm for them!

Young Entrepreneurs Program News + Updates

Young Entrepreneurs Program News + Updates

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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 Owlettes@origamiowl.com

Have an Owlette/BRO 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/BRO Teams Zoom Call

Monday, April 6 at 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!

Wednesday, April 8, 3 p.m. CT – Young Entrepreneurs Connection with the Young Entrepreneurs Council

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

Thursday, April 16 at 6: 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, April 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!

Tuesday, April 21, 7 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.**

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.

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.

Congratulations February Incentive Earners + Young Entrepreneurs Education Award Deadline Reminder

Congratulations February Incentive Earners + Young Entrepreneurs Education Award Deadline Reminder

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Congratulations to all of the Young Entrepreneurs who participated in our February Incentive!

These Owlettes and BROs generated at least 222 Personal Volume (PV) and showed at least two loving acts of kindness in February!

They’ve earned a special Plate and a little, extra surprise to go with it!

Congratulations, again, to the following Young Entrepreneurs:

Reanna George

Zackary Wood

Minh-Grace Ngo

Zachary Crews

Jadyn Ocken

Ryli Kuhnhenn

Brianna Standen

Valerie Jauregui

Selina Novello

Ethan & Sean Pierce

Lorelai & Holly Hum

Lily j. Gimpl

Jayde Linson

Katie Berg

Edgar Zavala

Violet Wilde

Jaymee Gomez

Shea Curtain

Kayla Edgar

Kami Scheele

Cheyanne Weis

Final 2 Weeks for Young Entrepreneurs Education Award Submissions

There’s just a little over two weeks left to submit your essay for the 2020 Young Entrepreneurs Education Award! We’ll recognize two Young Entrepreneurs on stage at the 2020 O2 Experience, where they’ll each receive a check for $2,000 to help cover their continuing education costs.

If you’re an Owlette or BRO who graduates from high school this year, this award is for you!

See all the qualifications, rules and submission questions here.

Final Month for Young Entrepreneurs Education Award Submissions

Final Month for Young Entrepreneurs Education Award Submissions

Deadline to submit application is March 31, 2020

Our Young Entrepreneurs Program (formerly Owlette Program) is the foundation of Origami Owl®. Our Young Entrepreneurs Program teaches young girls and boys, ages 11-17, entrepreneurial and life skills. Being an Owlette or BRO (Boys 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.

In our continuing effort 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, we’re selecting two Owlettes/BROs to receive the Young Entrepreneurs Education Award. We will recognize these individuals on stage at the 2020 O2 Experience, and they will each receive a check for $2,000 to help cover their continuing education costs.

Keep reading for all the details. Submissions are due March 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. CT.

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 Young Entrepreneurs Program? (month, day and year)
  2. Why should you be considered for the Young Entrepreneurs Education Award?
  3. What are your plans for the award if you are chosen?
  4. What have you learned from the Young Entrepreneurs 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 Young Entrepreneurs Program. You may also submit a video as part of your entry (optional).

Judging: The two Young Entrepreneurs 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 Young Entrepreneurs Program and Origami Owl’s mission.

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

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

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

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

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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 (formerly 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

Wellington Emanuel

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!