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 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

Monday, May 3, 7 p.m. CT – New Young Entrepreneur Welcome Zoom Call

Friday, May 7, 5 p.m. CT – Power Hour Zoom Call for Young Entrepreneurs (led by the Young Entrepreneur Council)

Thursday, May 13, 6:30 p.m. CT – “Getting Real with Shawn” Zoom Call with Origami Owl Co-Founder Shawn Maxwell

Thursday, May 13, 7 p.m. CT – Facebook Live Recognition for Young Entrepreneurs

Monday, May 17, 6:30 p.m. CT – Young Entrepreneur Connection Zoom Call with YE Council

Friday, May 28, TBD – Welcome New May Young Entrepreneurs Facebook Live

**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.**

MAY YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR INCENTIVE

Summer Crew with O2 Incentive

Right now, many teens are starting to look for a summer job. Now’s the perfect time to invite them to join YOU as your business buddy for the summer as a Young Entrepreneur! Share all the benefits of being their own boss, making their own schedule, working whenever it’s best for them, taking vacations whenever they want and making some extra money. It doesn’t get better than that!

Start building your “Summer Crew with O2!” Create a duo or trio to build a summer plan, set your goals and keep each other accountable.

We’ve added a social media image to the My O2 Connection app that you can share!

Here are all the details on the Summer Crew with O2 incentive:

  • Become a duo for the summer by finding a buddy to work the O2 business with you! Sign them up. Get them to a minimum of 75 PV, and you BOTH get product from our beautiful, retired, CORE Collection.  Plus, some fun extra jewelry to help with your summer business.
  • If your buddy signs up another person in May and gets them to a minimum of 75 PV, and you become a trio, then ALL THREE OF YOU get product from our retired CORE Collection, plus retired product from our fabulous Lisa Hoffman Collection and some fun extras.

The goal of this incentive is to truly utilize your business for a productive and rewarding summer job. Entering the month of June with one or two buddies, setting goals with a business plan, offering incentives with the jewelry you earn, keeping yourselves accountable and consistent will ensure success!

Also for the month of May, anyone who earns a minimum of 500 PV, will earn the Origami Owl Rolling Totes Set!

How to submit for the May incentive:

By, or on, June 1, please send an email to Owlettes@origamiowl.com with the following information:

  • Subject line: May Incentive
  • Full Name (if you are sending an email for your Young Entrepreneur, please include their name, as well)
  • Your Designer ID
  • Your mailing address and phone number
  • Include the name of the buddy you sponsored in May. (List them individually with their Designer ID.)
  • If your buddy sponsored someone, and you are a trio, please list that third person with their Designer ID, as well.

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 Young Entrepreneur > 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 > Young Entrepreneur Program.

Back Office Information

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

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

Congratulations, March Young Entrepreneur Incentive Earners

Congratulations, March Young Entrepreneur Incentive Earners

Rewarding our Young Entrepreneurs for their OWL-mazing achievements is just one of the ways we recognize our Owlettes and BROs for all their hard work!

In March, our Young Entrepreneurs were challenged to grow their teams and spread the O2 love!

When our Young Entrepreneurs generated at least 100 PV and reached out to four new people, they qualified to earn some incredible prizes!

Congratulations, March Incentive Earners:

Level 1: Generated 100 to 250 PV and reached out to four (4) new people to talk about the Origami Owl® opportunity.

Earned: Charms and/or Window Plate

Caidense Bohl

Tiffany Canizalez

McKenzie Drye

Vittoria Elmer

Cassidy Grover

Valerie Jauregui

Emilee Johnson

Allyson Whittington

Level 2: Generated 250 PV or more and sponsored one (1) New Designer or Young Entrepreneur team.

Earned: Willing Beauty Lip Oil and O2 Jewelry

Rose Saxon-Housum

Aaliyah & Adalynn Rodriguez

Level 3: Generated 500 PV or more and sponsored two (2) New Designers or Young Entrepreneur teams.

Earned: Personalized Card, Willing Beauty Lip Oil, O2 Jewelry, O2 Swag and Jewelry Bar Tool

Lily Gast

Jaymee Gomez

Jocelyn Gordon

Kami Scheele

Coberly Scism

Angelina Navarrette

Young Entrepreneur Details

Get all the details on this month’s incentive, calls and Facebook Lives here.

Congratulations to Our New 2021 Young Entrepreneurs Council!

Congratulations to Our New 2021 Young Entrepreneurs Council!

It’s that time of year again – time to welcome new members to our Young Entrepreneurs Council!

We’re thrilled to share the new Owlettes and BROs (Boys Representing Origami Owl®) selected to be a part of this year-long council serving and providing a youthful perspective to help develop a strong program. Young Entrepreneurs Council members represent their fellow Owlettes and BROs, while making a difference and gaining leadership skills.

Congratulations to Our 2021 Young Entrepreneurs Council!

Here’s what each of our new council members said about why they love being part of the Young Entrepreneurs Program.

Lourdes Joselyn Alvarado, 15 years old, from Pennsylvania

“The Young Entrepreneurs Program has provided me the opportunity to run my own business and make money that I can save toward my financial goal. Also, through this program, I’ve been able to gain more confidence in public speaking. It’s also helped me step out of my comfort zone and connect with other Young Entrepreneurs around the country.”

 

Kayla Edgar, 14 years old, from Canada

“At times I feel I have told my story so many times that it’s just not interesting anymore, but it’s amazing to see people’s reactions when they hear what I have done in the past three years by being involved in this program. I am an inspiration to youth and Designers I know. I need to keep telling my story, and Bella’s story, to continue the ripple effect.”

 

Lily Gast, 13 years old, from Florida

“The Young Entrepreneurs Program has affected my life by helping me become more social. I give back to my community more. Overall, it has changed my life for the better. Origami Owl has taught me to speak to larger crowds confidently and to comfortably have conversations with adults.”

 

 

Hadley Golden, 13 years old, from California

“I treasure being a part of the Origami Owl community because the love is unconditional, everyone matters and everyone’s voice is heard. The Young Entrepreneurs Program means so much to me to have a group of amazing Young Entrepreneurs who love to be a Force For Good and are always there for each other!”

 

 

Cassidy Grover, 13 years old, from Canada

“Origami Owl has impacted my life in many ways. It has made me more confident in myself and taught me how to love me for me. I will always be thankful to this amazing company.”

 

 

Minh-Grace Ngo, 12 years old, from Washington

“The Young Entrepreneurs Program has impacted my life by giving me a great new jewelry style and friends who help me and support me when I’m stuck. Origami Owl has shown me how to run a business. I also now know that my mom and I have something in common we can’t get enough of – Origami Owl jewelry!”

 

Elizabeth Hendrickson, 15 years old, from Florida

“Origami Owl has given me a community I can always count on. It has helped me maintain confidence in myself, and so many amazing opportunities that I’m forever grateful for, especially being able to work a successful business at a young age and grow in it.”

 

 

Isabel LaPorte, 13 years old, from Canada

“Two years ago, when I joined, my ‘why’ was simply to spend more time with my mom and learn a bit about businesses; since then, I have discovered that Origami Owl is so much more than just my mom and me. I have made friends who live in another country. I’ve learned skills from our top Designers who I would have never heard of otherwise! Now, my ‘why’ is to connect with other Young Entrepreneurs, Designers and Customers whose stories I get to tell!”

 

 

Selina Novello, 19 years old, from Canada

“Origami Owl has a special place in my heart! I live by the Origami Owl mission daily in my life as I am constantly doing acts of kindness in my community and inspiring others. Without being a Young Entrepreneur, I don’t know where I would be today. I have learned so many business skills and had many opportunities through the program! I have become more confident in myself, business and organization skills, social selling and my abilities. I have also made so many connections and friendships with other Young Entrepreneurs and Designers that I’m sure will last a lifetime.”

 

Jadelynn Sanchez, 13 years old, from Texas

“The Young Entrepreneurs Program has impacted my life by being a Force For Good®. It has also helped me to continue to maintain a growth mindset, to help others develop, as well as myself. I believe that I personally should be well-developed, mind, body and soul, so that I can help others grow, as well.”

 

 

Kami Scheele, 13 years old, from Montana

“The Young Entrepreneurs Program has helped build my confidence, strengthen my relationship with my mom and empower me for the future. I love that I have built so many lasting relationships with fellow Designers and Young Entrepreneurs. This program has given me more than I could have ever imagined.”

 

Mattie Warren, 14 years old, from Indiana

“When I started Origami Owl, I didn’t know what I was going to do with it. I thought I would sell a little bit, but that would be it. I’ve since been presented numerous opportunities that I never in a million years thought I would have been presented. God has blessed my business with Origami Owl tremendously, and I wouldn’t want it any other way. I’m so thankful I took the leap to do something with it, and I didn’t give up, didn’t quit, and I kept persevering. I love being a part of this company; I can’t wait to see what happens in the next few years!”

Katie Berg, 17 years old, from Montana

“Never in a million years would I have thought that a company and a chance to work with my mom would impact my life so much. I’ve been able to travel, learn to be myself and grow my confidence tremendously, meet some of my best friends, make memories that will last a lifetime and learn valuable business skills starting as a 12 year old.”

More About the Young Entrepreneurs Council

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!

Young Entrepreneurs Council Perks: Opportunity to enhance the Young Entrepreneurs Program as it continues to evolve; opportunity to be highlighted throughout the year; one-on-one time with Origami Owl Co-Founder Bella Weems-Lambert and Senior Director of Special Sales Programs and Recognition Yvette Torres-Dickson and an end-of-year gift.

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

Congratulations, February Young Entrepreneur Incentive Earners

Congratulations, February Young Entrepreneur Incentive Earners

Rewarding our Young Entrepreneurs for their OWL-mazing achievements is just one of the ways we recognize our Owlettes and BROs for all their hard work!

In February, our Young Entrepreneurs were challenged to do at least three (3) acts of kindness. From making a difference in the lives of others to uplifting someone who needed it, our Young Entrepreneurs didn’t disappoint in showing others the O2 love!

The following Owlettes and BROs have earned a mystery package with retired product that’s themed around love and making a difference.

And, we’re thrilled to recognize three Young Entrepreneurs who went the extra mile and spread the O2 love by sponsoring a New Designer or Young Entrepreneur team who also generated 100 PV or more in February. These three will be getting an even BIGGER prize!

Lily Gast –  3 Acts of Kindness and sponsored two (2) Designers

Saydee Gomez – 3 Acts of Kindness and sponsored one (1) Designer

Angelina Navarrette – 5 Acts of Kindness and sponsored two (2) Designers

Congratulations, February Incentive Earners:

Lourdes Joselyn Alvarado

Akemi Arriola

Katie Berg

Caidense Bohl

Angelina Campos

Tiffany Canizalez

Johnathan Carr

Cassandra Creyer

Noah Dodd

McKenzie Drye

Jayden Ebdon

Vittoria Elmer

Lily Gast

Jaymee Gomez

Saydee Gomez

Cassidy Grover

Elizabeth Hendrickson

Jocelyn Irby

Valerie Jauregui

Emilee Johnson

Miley Isabella Lozano

Melody Isell Lozano

Emmaleigh Morga

Angelina Navarrette

Josie Neiswonger

Minh-Grace Ngo

Selina Novello

Andrea Ordaz

Alice Page

Wesley Page

Jordyn Patenaude

Ethan Pierce

Sean Pierce

Aaliyah Rodriguez

Adalynn Rodriguez

Kimberlynn Rojo

Rose Saxon-Housum

Kami Scheele

Kaydence Schudlich

Isabella Stone

Kili Ryanne Warnick

Allyson Whittington

Final Weeks for Young Entrepreneur Education Award Submissions

If you’re looking to the future and want to score a special, cash award to further you education, it’s your last chance to apply for our annual Young Entrepreneur Education Award!

Submissions will be accepted for Young Entrepreneur Education Award until March 31, 2021. You can find the flyer with more details in the O2 Owlettes Facebook Group here, in your Back Office under Designer Resources, or download it here.

Young Entrepreneurs March Incentive + Details for the Month

Get all the details on our Young Entrepreneurs March incentive and this month’s calls and Facebook Lives here.

Congratulations, January Young Entrepreneur Incentive Earners

Congratulations, January Young Entrepreneur Incentive Earners

Rewarding our Young Entrepreneurs for their OWL-mazing achievements is just one of the ways we recognize our Owlettes and BROs for all their hard work!

In January, our Young Entrepreneur incentive focused on sponsoring and helping new Designers start their Origami Owl businesses by January 31.

Young Entrepreneurs who sponsored at least TWO New Designers/Young Entrepreneur teams have earned an incredible prize! And, the more new people our Young Entrepreneurs welcomed to their teams, the bigger the prize!

Our No. 1 January incentive earner, Rose Saxon-Housum, who sponsored 13 New Designers (who ALL generated 100 PV or more!), will be receiving a O2 Bomber Jacket as her prize. Everyone else earned Surprise Mail!

Congratulations, January Incentive Earners:

Rose Saxon-Housum

Angelina Navarrette

Abdaly Sauceda

Andrea Ordaz

Lily Gast

Kami Scheele

Jocelyn Gordon

Maddalyn Pena

Jaymee Gomez

Anna-Claire Schulter

Maddox Johnson

Meredith Creyer

Brianna Standen

Caidense Bohl

Mattie Warren

Natalie Solis

Miley & Melody Lozano

Akemi Arriola

Cassidy Grover

Vittoria Elmer

Submissions for Young Entrepreneur Education Award Now Open

Good news, Young Entrepreneurs! If you’re looking to the future and want to score a special, cash award to further you education, we’re thrilled to share that you can now apply for our annual Young Entrepreneur Education Award!

Submissions will be accepted for Young Entrepreneur Education Award from February 1 – March 31, 2021. You can find the flyer with more details in the O2 Owlettes Facebook Group here, in your Back Office under Designer Resources, or download it here.

Young Entrepreneur Spotlight

Meet Anna-Claire Schluter

From: Hallsville, TX

Age: 12 (turns 13 on February 28!)

Joined Origami Owl as an Owlette: August 1, 2020

Owlette partner: Shanna Schluter

Team Name: Team BGP

Anna-Claire and her mom, Shanna, triple-promoted to Team Leader and sponsored three (3) New Designers in January!

“Anna-Claire has been working hard getting people to join her on her Origami Owl journey,” shares Shanna. “I really think what drew them in was her sharing her love of the Lockets. All three ladies who joined our team last month had been gifted Origami Owl for Christmas through Jewelry Bars® Anna-Claire had hosted.”

Not only does Anna-Claire host Jewelry Bars every chance she gets, she also follows the O2 Vital Behaviors by wearing two or three pieces of jewelry everywhere and is always ready to tell her story – just like her Mentor, Executive Team Leader Lorri Nevil told her.

”Over Christmas, Anna-Claire was able to put together a Locket for her great-grandmother,” recalls Shanna. “It was her last Christmas with us, so we sat down and put together her story. She had four children, 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. In the Locket, we put in the Grandmother Leaf Charm, four (Swarovski®) Birthstone Heart Charms for each of her kids, and added the Justice League Swarovski Stardust Pack to represent her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Not only because her favorite color blue, but because it takes a powerful woman to have that kind of legacy. She was able to tell her story through that Locket, and Anna-Claire loves being able to share that with people.”

What Anna-Claire also loves about Origami Owl is that she can earn money through her business to buy her own vehicle – just like Origami Owl Founder Bella Weems-Lambert did.

“One of the three people who joined our team is also an Owlette,” says Shanna. “She is in Girl Scouts with Anna-Claire and when Anna-Claire mentioned how she could buy a car selling jewelry, she was all in! Anna-Claire is working hard to save up money for a big black truck that she told her Mentor she wanted the first time she met her at her booth.”

Anna-Claire also knows this company is about more than just jewelry and earning money for a car. Her and her mom have seen many people take comfort through our Lockets.

“We have so many stories of how Origami Owl has helped so many that we care about get through tough times and celebrate the good ones,” shares Shanna. “We’ve only been with Origami Owl for six months, but it’s just amazing how something so small can touch people in such a big way! It amazes me that a young child, not much older than mine, could start such an amazing company. I see that potential in Anna-Claire, and I thank Origami Owl for giving her the opportunity to run a business and rock it! I’m so proud of Anna-Claire and love seeing her shine!”

Young Entrepreneurs February Incentive + Details for the Month

Get all the details on our Young Entrepreneurs February incentive and this month’s calls and Facebook Lives here.

Check Out Our October Young Entrepreneur Incentive Earners

Check Out Our October Young Entrepreneur Incentive Earners

We LOVE rewarding our Young Entrepreneurs for their achievements!

Our October Young Entrepreneur incentive focused on bringing new Young Entrepreneurs to Origami Owl® and we’re thrilled to recognize and reward the teams who were up for the challenge.They’ll be receiving a grey or aqua Young Entrepreneurs T-shirt of their choice!

Keep reading for tips from one of our October incentive achievers, and see what you could earn with our November incentive!

Congratulations to all of our Young Entrepreneur October Incentive earners below:

Angelina Navarrette

Lily Gast

Miley Isabella Lozano and Melody Isell Lozano

Young Entrepreneur Spotlight

Name: Addison Wrate
Age: 12
Lives In: Washington
Joined Origami Owl: October 2020

Addison Wrate and her mom were introduced to Origami Owl last month by a friend of their family. Her mom heard about the Young Entrepreneur Program and shared it with Addison. She thought it would be a great opportunity gain some business skills and also connect with others during these challenging times.

What she didn’t expect? How much she could use her Origami Owl business to help others.

Last month, Addison generated over 270 PV by sharing Origami Owl with her friends and family through handwritten letters and Face Time.What’s even more exceptional is she’s decided to donate her commissions to Canines for Disabled Kids, a charity dedicated to cover the cost of a service dog for children with disabilities who need support and assistance in their daily lives.

“I love gaining (business) experience as a young woman,” she adds.

Young Entrepreneurs November Incentive + Details for the Month

Get all the details on our Young Entrepreneurs November incentive and this month’s calls and Facebook Lives here.