Owlette Program: Congratulations to Our 2019 Youth Council

Owlette Program: Congratulations to Our 2019 Youth Council

Have you heard about the new O2 Youth Council?

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

As you know, the Owlette Program is the foundation of Origami Owl®. Our Owlette Program teaches young girls and boys, youth 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.

Thank you to all the Owlettes, BROs and Alumni who sent in their submissions to participate in the Youth Council! The team at The Nest reviewed each submission carefully. There were so many wonderful ones that ultimately, it came down to the submissions that were focused on how they could help enhance the Owlette Program and engage other Owlettes. The Youth 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 Council members and know they’re going to make a positive impact on the Owlette Program! Congratulations to our 2019 Youth Council members, listed below.

Shea Curtin – 13 years old – New York

What do you hope to contribute to the 2019 Youth Council?

“I hope to contribute my knowledge of social media selling, and my Force For Good® work as a part of the 2019 Youth Council.”

How has the Owlette Program impacted your life?

“The Owlette Program has had a big impact on my life. The program has given me a platform to continue various Force For Good projects. Because of Origami Owl, I was able to raise funds to donate over 1,000 care bags to children in hospitals.”

 

Phoebe Davis – 14 years old – New Mexico

What do you hope to contribute to the 2019 Youth Council?

“I’m so excited to be on the Youth Council this year again! I hope that our stories inspire other teens to go for it and overcome their fears. I hope I can help build the Owlette Program up and encourage other teens to not just grow their businesses, but grow as a person, too.”

How has the Owlette Program impacted your life?

“Since becoming an Owlette, I’ve found so many new friendships! I’m very shy, and still am, and being a part of Origami Owl has helped me get over so many fears including public speaking. It has helped me find my voice! My anxiety isn’t so high anymore, and I love meeting new people now. Being a teen is sometimes hard. The friendships I’ve made with other Owlettes have helped me in so many ways. I’m so thankful for this opportunity!”

Annette Enciso – 17 years old – Texas

What do you hope to contribute to the 2019 Youth Council?

“What I hope to contribute to the Youth Council this year is how to improve your time-management skills for all your activities so you still have time to sell and work your business.”

How has the Owlette Program impacted your life?

“The way the Owlette Program has impacted my life is by changing how scared and timid I used to be. I couldn’t approach an individual and ask them if they’ve heard of Origami Owl. Through this amazing program, I have blossomed into a social butterfly, and I couldn’t be more grateful!”

Elizabeth Hendrickson – 13 years old – Florida

What do you hope to contribute to the 2019 Youth Council?

“I hope to motivate others and help them be a Force For Good in everything they do. I hope I can inspire them and help them grow in their business, too.”

How has the Owlette Program impacted your life?

“Origami Owl has impacted my life in so many amazing ways. It has given me confidence. It has inspired me to be a better person and a Force For Good. It has brought amazing friendships and role models into my life – who are always there for me. Most of all, Origami Owl has given me the opportunity to be a business owner. I can’t even express into words how grateful I am for everything Origami Owl has done for me.”

Kayla Kauffman – 16 years old – Arizona

What do you hope to contribute to the 2019 Youth Council?

“I hope to contribute feedback on how to enhance the Owlette Program. I want to have more trainings for Owlettes and BROs and make them feel like they have a voice in the program. I also want to help the Youth Council come up with great ideas for this year.”

How has the Owlette Program impacted your life?

“The Owlette Program has impacted my life because it has taught me skills that I could never learn in school. I have been taught how to run my own business and talk professionally in front of a crowd. It has also impacted my life because the stories that I hear are just truly amazing and inspiring. It makes me feel amazing when I am a Force For Good. I couldn’t have done this had it not been for the Owlette Program going out and teaching us how to run a business and what it means to be a Force For Good.”

Marlowe Kemp – 16 years old – Canada

What do you hope to contribute to the 2019 Youth Council?

“I hope to contribute new ideas and ways to expand the Owlette Program. I hope to make an impact on others, encourage them to step out of their comfort zones, and continue to use their voice and know their power.”

How has the Owlette Program impacted your life?

“The Owlette Program has impacted my life by giving me many experiences that I could never have imagined myself doing. It has helped me to gain a broader view of the power of youth, as well as helped me to grow as a person.”

 

Selina Novella – 17 years old – Canada

What do you hope to contribute to the 2019 Youth Council?

“Some of the ideas I would like to contribute to the Youth Council are around mentorship and training for new Owlettes and BROs. I signed up two Owlettes underneath me who I bring to events and guide on how to talk to people. I also teach them about customer service and ask them to help set up and participate in Jewelry Bars®. I would also like to guide Owlettes and BROs on how to be more independent.”

How has the Owlette Program impacted your life?

“The Owlette Program has given me so much more than I could have ever imagined! I have been able to attend Conventions where I’ve gained a lot of personal growth. The Owlette Program has given me more tools in my toolbox for who I will become in the future. Origami Owl is so much more than just a jewelry company. They believe in the growth of their Owlettes and BROs. After I attended the 2018 Convention in Phoenix, I was blown away. I learned so much about myself and how to have a greater impact on the lives of others. I was also able to attend the 2019 L.E.A.D. O2 Empowerment Summit where I learned about how we all have different strengths and talents to contribute to a team. We were encouraged to select a word for our year and I chose ‘empowerment.’”

Kami Scheele – 11 years old – Montana

What do you hope to contribute to the 2019 Youth Council?

“My goal this year while I’m on the Youth Council is to help grow the Owlette Program and provide more communication for my peers.”

How has the Owlette Program impacted your life?

“The Owlette Program has allowed me the opportunity to spend time with my mom (away from my four brothers). I also like that I can do things for others.”

 

Justin Stratton – 14 years old – Colorado

What do you hope to contribute to the 2019 Youth Council?

“I hope to contribute new ideas and fresh perspectives. This, I believe, will allow Origami Owl to reach new people and further its growth.”

How has the Owlette Program impacted your life?

“The Owlette Program has made a big impact on my life. I’ve learned a lot more about talking to other people and have started to learn about how to manage money, which, let me tell you, is way harder than it sounds.”

Kelsea Whiting – 16 years old – California

What do you hope to contribute to the 2019 Youth Council?

“This year on the Youth Council, I hope to help Owlettes and BROs find their confidence and use it to create meaningful relationships with Customers! Not only will this confidence help them create relationships, but they will be able to convey the amazing information I know they all have to share!”

How has the Owlette Program impacted your life?

“When I was in 7th grade, I was terrified to speak in front of a crowd. I talked so fast that no one could understand me. As I started selling Origami Owl jewelry at events and Jewelry Bars®, I started to gain the confidence I needed to speak to a crowd of people. Now, I am the Northern California Executive Secretary/Treasurer for Future Business Leaders of America. I would not have had the confidence to run for these positions if it wasn’t for Origami Owl!”

Jaden Saysanam – 14 years old – Texas

What do you hope to contribute to the 2019 Youth Council?

“I would like to be a positive role model to all Owlettes and BROs. In an effort to develop brotherhood, I would like to connect with just the BRO Squad so they know they’re not the only boy selling Origami Owl with their mom.”

How has the Owlette Program impacted your life?

“The Owlette Program has made me feel more confident to help others in the business. I especially want to help the BROs, who sometimes feel uncomfortable selling Origami Owl and want to help their moms but worry about getting made fun of. Being a BRO has helped me learn to speak to Customers and learn how to engage in conversation, because I have to ask them about their life so I can help them create a Locket. It has also taught me the importance of setting goals and how to make a plan of action to achieve those goals.”

Megan Hendrickson – Owlette Alumni/Executive Team Leader – 20 years old – Florida

What do you hope to contribute to the 2019 Youth Council?

“I feel as a seasoned Owlette (Alumni) and Designer, I can bring many things, both new and old, to the Youth Council. I also feel I can help improve the program moving forward. I want to empower our Owlettes and BROs to overcome their fears, motivate our youth to be themselves and show them how they can effectively work toward – and accomplish – their goals with their Origami Owl business. I love to train, share my experiences and brainstorm!”

How has the Owlette Program impacted your life?

“Origami Owl and the Owlette Program have blessed me in more ways than just monetarily. When I started my journey I had just turned 15. I was so shy and lacked confidence. The Owlette Program molded me into someone who is now bold, fearless, outspoken, caring, strong and, ultimately, herself. The Owlette Program helped break me out of my shell and develop the person I was created to be. Origami Owl also gave me things I didn’t know I needed at a young age, like a team to mentor, help and grow as a leader with. The friends I have made in the Owlette Program, and this company, are truly priceless. They all mean so much to me. I also was honored to be named the Most Inspiring Owlette in 2016, which was so incredibly humbling. That experience taught me that anyone can be inspiring simply by being themselves. In 2017, I graduated from the Owlette Program and continue to grow my business as a Designer. I hope to continue to inspire other Owlettes and BROs to be the best they can be, to be themselves and use this program to its fullest potential in their own lives. I thank God for bringing Origami Owl into my life.”

MeKendra Sloan – Owlette Alumni/Senior Designer – 18 years old – Oklahoma

What do you hope to contribute to the 2019 Youth Council?

“I want all the Owlettes and BROs to know that we are here to cheer them on and help in any, and every, way we can. As an Owlette Alumni, I also think it’s important to reach out to those Owlettes and BROs who are graduating this year, to support them in transitioning to a Designer.”

How has the Owlette Program impacted your life?

“The Owlette Program has impacted my life in many ways. I have been able to step out of my own comfort zone and meet new people – something I never thought I would be able to do. I overcame social anxiety, which was hard. The Owlette Program has made me unafraid of going out and trying new things. I used to fear standing in front of people and presenting assignments; that has since gone away. I just amazes me how much I never thought I would be able to overcome my social anxiety and now, being able to tell myself I did it! Our Owlette Program is pretty amazing. It isn’t just Origami Owl that we celebrate. We celebrate and cheer each other on in the Owlette Program and that’s the best part to me!”

Get Connected to the Owlette Program

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!

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

Owlette Program: Owlette Education Award Rules + Qualifications

Owlette Program: Owlette Education Award Rules + Qualifications

En Español

Our Owlette Program is the foundation of Origami Owl®. Our Owlette Program teaches young girls and boys, youth 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.

This month’s spotlight is on our NEW, annual Owlette Education Award!

As we announced at the 2018 O2 Experience Convention, 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.

Two Owlette/BRO recipients will be selected to receive the Owlette Education Award. We will recognize these individuals on stage at the 2019 O2 Experience Convention, and they will each receive a check for $2,000 to help cover their continuing education costs.

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

Here’s what you need to know about the Owlette Education Award

Contest period: January 1, 2019 – March 31, 2019

Qualifications:

  1. Must have been an Owlette/BRO for at least one year at the start of the contest period – January 1, 2019
  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 2019)
  5. Attendance at the 2019 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.

Owlette Achievement Program Period Ends April 30, 2019

We hope our Owlettes and BROs are loving the Owlette Achievement Program so far! You still have until April 30, 2019 to earn exclusive pieces of jewelry to include in a special look! So, keep hosting Jewelry Bars®, being a Force For Good®, leading team meetings, attending Zoom Calls, etc.! We’re so proud of how you’re growing personally and professional!

Here’s the Owlette Achievement Program flyer for all the details.

Get Connected to the Owlette Program

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!

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

Owlette Program: November Owlette + BRO Spotlight on Success

Owlette Program: November Owlette + BRO Spotlight on Success

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

This month’s Owlette + BRO spotlight on success is on our extraordinary Owlettes and BROs in November!

These Owlettes and BROs promoted up to Team Manager or above in November and we couldn’t be prouder of their achievements!

Here are the Extraordinary Owlettes + BROs in November:

Trevor Christ – promoted to Team Manager!

Taryn Penny – promoted to Team Manager!

Jada Cantu – double-promoted to Senior Team Manager!

Atziry Payan – promoted to Senior Team Manager!

Kamryn Scheele – promoted to Director!

Jaiden Bloomfield – promoted to Director!

Phoebe Davis – promoted to Senior Director!

Camille Scribner – promoted to Senior Director!

Isabella Weihbrecht – promoted to Executive Director!

Jaiden New – double-promoted to Field Vice President!

Jaxon Danner – promoted to Field Vice President!

Tatum + Brooks Butcher – promoted to Executive Field Vice President!

Sydney + Tanner Stevens – double-promoted to Executive Field Vice President!

Owlette + BRO Council Submission Deadline is December 20

Don’t forget to submit your interest to be on the Owlette + BRO Council! If you’re an Owlette or a BRO who’s interested in making an impact in the Owlette Program, don’t forget to submit your interest by December 20! Get more details here.

Get Connected to the Owlette Program

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!

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

Owlette Program: September Owlette Spotlight on Success

Owlette Program: September Owlette Spotlight on Success

Our Owlette Program is the foundation of Origami Owl®, and we’re so proud to share the success of our young Owlettes!

This month’s Owlette Spotlight on Success is on Senior Team Leader Annette and Owlette Kayla Edgar from Canada who held a launch Jewellery Bar® instead of a birthday party for Kayla’s 11th birthday.

Our Owlette Program teaches young girls and boys, youth ages 11-17, entrepreneurial and life skills. Being an Owlette builds confidence and gets them out of their comfort zone, while setting goals and getting recognized for their efforts. Our Owlettes are making a difference in the lives of others and their own.

Here’s this incredible Owlette team’s story.

O2 Journey

Annette began her O2 journey in February 2017. Kayla was an Owlette-in-training for eight months before she turned 11 in November 2017.

“I first fell in love with Origami Owl at a vendor event,” recalls Annette. “My Mentor kept donating to our local community. She uses our mission to be a Force For Good® as a platform for her business. Every time I saw her, she would share a little bit more about the company.”

Even though she loved the jewellery and our mission to be a Force For Good, the Owlette Program and potential for Kayla is what got Annette hooked.

“I asked my husband to buy me my Starter Kit for my birthday and told him it would only be an online business,” shares Annette. “He laughs at me now as we pack my van full to head out for a Jewellery Bar or vendor event!”

Annette and Kayla enjoyed doing Jewellery Bars so much, they decided to host a Jewellery Bar launch party for Kayla’s 11th birthday instead of a birthday party.

Launch Jewellery Bar

“Kayla asked her close family, friends and their moms to buy jewellery for themselves instead of birthday presents so Kayla could launch her O2 business,” shares Annette. “Kayla made birthday Jewellery Bar invitations and hand-delivered them. We encouraged her friends to come so Kayla could get comfortable speaking in front of other people.”

Instead of goodie bags, Kayla used some of her free product from her Hostess Jewellery Rewards to purchase Dangles from the Sale category to give each of her friends. She also shared information about the Hostess Rewards Program and had one of her friends say “yes” to hosting a Jewellery Bar.

“Kayla was responsible for the Jewellery Bar invitations, calling people to see if they were coming, setting up the display, sorting and packing all the orders once they arrived and delivering them,” says Annette. “She also did all of the talking during her launch party – it was a booming success!”

Working the Business Together

Fast forward to today and Kayla has helped with the majority of their Jewellery Bars.

“We take turns presenting,” says Annette. “I’ll take orders and Kayla answers questions and up-sells Customers without them even realizing it. One time, one of our family friends was looking at a Mini Locket and Kayla helped her pick out a Large Locket, so she could have all her granddaughter’s Swarovski® Heart Birthstones and grandson’s Swarovski Round Birthstones in the Locket.”

On top of helping her mom at Jewellery Bars, Kayla also does online fundraisers to give back to her community.

“Kayla just completed an online fundraiser for her 4-H Beef Club,” shares Annette. “We were not quite sure how people were going to respond to a jewellery fundraiser, but Kayla gave order forms and Take Out Menus to all the members of the club and shared our Force For Good Set and link to the online Jewellery Bar. The Force For Good Set was the most popular piece that was ordered! We were shocked at the number of sales! Kayla donated all of her commissions for those orders back to the club.”

Tips for Success

“Our biggest tip for other Owlette Teams is to step out of your comfort zone,” shares Annette. “Ask people if they want free jewellery and share how easy it is to host a Jewellery Bar. Don’t assume people will say ‘no.’”

Annette also encourages other Designers to let their Owlette step forward and take charge while talking to others about the amazing jewellery.

“Kayla and I have a deal that she sets up the display and helps when we’re busy at an event, and if there’s any down time, she’ll check out the other vendors and collect their business cards,” shares Annette. “Networking is key! I receive compliments all the time about how Kayla conducts herself at every event.”

One of Annette and Kayla’s biggest successes so far? Purse Parties!

“Purse Parties are also known as a Jewellery Bar in a bag,” shares Annette. “We’ll place complete Locket looks, Earrings, Chains, etc., in a bag with Take Out Menus and order forms. If the Hostess has Facebook, we’ll support the Jewellery Bar by sharing it online using the social assets and verbiage provided to us by Origami Owl. At one business, we had three Jewellery Bars in one year. Each time a new collection came out, a different person would host to benefit from the rewards.”

Get Connected to the Owlette Program

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!

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

Owlette Program: August Owlette Spotlight on Success

Owlette Program: August Owlette Spotlight on Success

Our Owlette Program is the foundation of Origami Owl® and we’re so proud to share the success of our young Owlettes!

This month’s Owlette Spotlight on Success is Owlette team Shelby Stevenson and Skylar and Ashton Schwartz who quadruple-promoted to Senior Team Leader in August!

Our Owlette Program teaches young girls and boys, youth ages 11-17, entrepreneurial and life skills. Being an Owlette builds confidence and gets them out of their comfort zone, while setting goals and getting recognized for their efforts. Our Owlettes are making a difference in the lives of others and their own.

Here’s this incredible Owlette team’s story.

Shelby started her O2 journey in June of 2017, and Owlettes Skylar and Ashton quickly followed in January and February of 2018.

“I joined Origami Owl during the ‘Freedom + Summer Funds’ promotion for $2 to make extra income to feed our chicken habit,” shares Shelby. “We raise pet chickens and they became quite addicting! We started with two chickens and at one point had over 30 chickens!”

When they’re not busy raising chickens, Shelby, Skylar and Ashton enjoy working their O2 business together and hosting Jewelry Bars®.

Quadruple Promoting to Senior Team Leader

“Skylar and Ashton both played a huge role in helping us quadruple-promote to Senior Team Leader in August,” shares Shelby. “They both hosted Jewelry Bars in August. Skylar hosted an online Jewelry Bar and Ashton hosted an in-home/online Jewelry Bar.”

Skylar and Ashton also did a couple of Facebook Lives together to promote their O2 business.

They continue to work their O2 business every single day.

“Ashton and Skylar pass out Take Out Menus at school and everywhere they go,” says Shelby. “Ashton constantly wears her Locket everywhere she goes, and Skylar is always sharing her ‘why.’ Ashton donated meal-worms to her school as a science project to be a Force For Good® and Skylar has even hosted a team meeting for us via Facebook Messenger chat.”

Why They Joined Origami Owl and the Owlette Program

Speaking of their ‘why.’ Shelby shares that Skylar wanted to become an Owlette because she loved our mission to be a Force For Good.

“Skylar had been bullied in school and loved the mission that O2 stands for,” shares Shelby. “Origami Owl gives her something to keep her mind off being bullied. It gives her something to look forward to and is a way for her to share her story with others.”

Ashton joined as an Owlette, so she could spend more time with her mom and Skylar.

“Ashton has ADHD and Autism,” shares Shelby. “Origami Owl keeps her mind focused.”

Tips for Success

Ashton and Skylar believe the best tips they can give other Owlettes and Owlette teams are:

  1. Share your “why.”
  2. Stay focused and positive.
  3. Never give up hope.
  4. Always find the best in every situation.
  5. Always wear your jewelry because you never know who’s looking.
  6. Be brave and do a Facebook Live – it truly does help!
  7. Create a vision board – it gives you motivation to stay focused.
  8. Always smile and be a Force For Good.

Get Connected to the Owlette Program

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!

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

New Rewards + Recognition Added to Owlette Program

New Rewards + Recognition Added to Owlette Program

En Español

Our Owlette Program is one of Origami Owl®’s foundational programs – and we’re proud to add a few new enhancements to make it even more rewarding for our 11-to-17-year-olds who start their businesses with an adult.

Take a peek at what’s new with the Owlette Program below:

>> Here’s the Owlette Achievement Program flyer you can print and share with your Owlette teams. <<

Owlette Achievement Program

August 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019

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 how it works*:

Light Turquoise Twist Living Locket™ Face + Silver Inscriptions® Base and Ball Station Chain – represents making a difference in the lives of others.

  • How to Earn It: Generate 250 PV in two, consecutive months by hosting two Jewelry Bars®: one must be an in-home Jewelry Bar while the other can be a second in-home or a virtual Jewelry Bar. Plus, help someone join your team and when they generate 100 PV, you’ll earn the entire look!

Owlette Charm – represents our unique program focused on empowering our youth. You’ll receive this shortly after you enroll with an existing Designer or start your Origami Owl business.

Live Sparkly® Swarovski® Multicolor Stardust – represents being a Force For Good and sprinkling kindness – like stardust – in our communities.

  • How to Earn It: You must take a leadership role in a project focused on giving back to an organization or helping others.
  • How to Submit: Email a few paragraphs about what you did, what you learned from the experience and what it meant to be part of this project to Owlettes@OrigamiOwl.com.

Notebook with Aqua Pen Charm – represents to “love, inspire and motivate” people of all ages.

  • How to Earn It: You must lead a team meeting in-person, and one more through an online event, such as Facebook, where you share a presentation. You must also learn to recite the Origami Owl mission from memory.
  • How to Submit: Email a video of your Owlette/BRO presenting at their meeting and reciting the mission statement to Owlettes@OrigamiOwl.com.

Light Turquoise Arrow Charm – represents “go in the direction of your dreams.”

  • How to Earn It: Create a vision board capturing all of your hopes, goals and dreams.
  • How to Submit: Email a video or a picture and a few paragraphs to Owlettes@OrigamiOwl.com describing your vision and the steps you plan to take to reach them.

Exclusive Pink Ombre Sparkly Heart Charm – represents personal growth.

  • How to Earn It: You must attend two out of the four Owlette Personal Development Zoom sessions.
  • How to Submit: Email a few paragraphs listing the sessions you participated in, which personal development session most influenced you, and share a few details about it, including the date, topic and how you’re applying the lesson to Owlettes@OrigamiOwl.com.

*Please note, only one exclusive jewelry piece will be awarded per activity achieved during your time as an Owlette. Rewards period is August 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019 regardless of join date.

Two New Charms Created By Owlettes

We received so many touching submissions and ideas for potential Charms and decided to create TWO! We revealed these two beautiful Charms at The O2 Experience and recognized MeKendra Sloan for sketching a Flower with a pinwheel-like design of colors representing “different cancers and a crystal in the middle to represent the light in times of darkness.” Elizabeth Hendrickson and Isabella Weihbrecht both submitted two hands creating a heart to symbolize “O2 and how it brings together people of all races and backgrounds with everyone being equally loved.”

The Force For Good Flower Charm will give back 100% of the profits to Camp Sunshine, a non-profit organization that covers the expenses of bringing children with life-threatening illnesses and their families to a safe, supportive, healing environment for a week of friendships and fun.

Elizabeth and Isabella’s Charm will launch with our Fall/Winter 2018 Collection on August 1.

New “BRO Squad” Added

We have so many 11-to-17-year-old boys who’ve joined Origami Owl and want to belong to a brotherhood that feels current and fun. Owlette Council Member Jaden Saysanam suggested creating the “BRO Squad” and we couldn’t agree more! “BRO” stands for “Boys Representing Origami Owl.” Keep an eye out for BRO Squad-branded apparel and more to support this OWL-some group of guys!

New, Owlette Education Award

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. That’s why we are thrilled to share our new, annual Owlette Education Award. We will recognize two Owlette recipients on stage at 2019 Convention and each will receive a check for $2,000 to put toward their continuing education costs. Please note, you must be a current Owlette to qualify.

Keep an eye out for more details on how Owlettes in 2018 can apply for this incredible award!

Owlette Graduation: What’s Next?

When our Owlettes graduate from the program at age 18, they have the chance to continue their Origami Owl journey in several ways.

Here’s a quick update on the new choices available to our graduating Owlettes:

Owlettes three options when they graduate from the Owlette Program:

  • They may create a new Independent Designer account and will have the option to purchase a Starter Kit for only $49 for the new account (effective August 1, 2018), or they can create their own account without the Starter Kit (the Starter Kit is optional).
  • The account on which they were listed as an Owlette/Co-Applicant may be transferred to them by the parent/legal guardian with whom they were working. (This option is for those Owlettes whose parent/legal guardian will separate from the account and the Owlette will become the Mentor.)
  • If they prefer to become an Independent Designer under the same account, the account must be converted to an LLC or other form of business entity.

We’re so proud of how our Owlette Program is growing and we can’t wait to see whooo you introduce it to next!