Heal the World
The Promise Academy High School team designed their company after weeks of research into mental health issues in the Black community. They found that while rates of anxiety, depression, and sucide have increased during the pandemic, many people suffering from these issues remain cut off from treatment.
To confront this problem, they launched Heal the World. The curated package of health and wellness products and services is designed to make mental health and self-care resources more accessible and affordable to the Black community and others in need.
iDEAS by Youth Entrepreneurship Competition
Launched by Dignity of Children, iDEAS by Youth Entrepreneurship Competition invited high school students across the country to make a positive change by creating a new business that tackles a pressing social problem.
Promise Academy High School scholars Elijah, Megan, Salimah, Allae, and Jesu participated in an 8-week entrepreneurship program to learn how to build a business, create a prototype, and present it to a panel of experts in a “Shark Tank”-style format for a chance to win $2,500 and a 6-month business mentorship. The team of young entrepreneurs made their pitches to business professionals online, earning praise from the judges and the third-place prize.