Ciara Dubeck, an 8th-grader at Our Lady of Cavalry school in Philadelphia, has been named the national SAP Teen Innovator after garnering the most votes in a national competition for her entrepreneurial health and wellness project, the Community Wellness App.
The Social Innovation Series, a five-city national tour presented in partnership between SAP and health and wellness nonprofit GENYOUth, as part of GENYOUth’s social entrepreneurship program, AdVenture Capital (www.AdCapYOUth.org), provides aspiring student entrepreneurs, like Dubeck, the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of business experts in a “shark tank” style competition. Dubeck was the top winner out of more than 200 students from 47 schools across the country.
Dubeck created the Community Wellness App – an app that encourages students to eat healthier and remain physically fit through a system of points and rewards. Students can track their progress with the app and receive awards throughout the year.
In addition to winning the Teen Innovator title, she will also receive a $10,000 grant to fully develop and implement her project as well as an all-expense paid trip to Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco, where she will be recognized on stage outside the stadium on game day.
Student ideas for AdCap can be viewed online.