Whitehorse High School

Whitehorse Entrepreneurs Present Businesses to Panel of Judges

On May 14th, 2019, students from Whitehorse High School presented their newly formed businesses to a panel of judges in hopes of receiving a cash prize. The judges included:

  • Andy Platt, Assistant Director of Office of Economic Development, San Juan County;

  • Leslie Haven Law: Manager, Wells Fargo Bank;

  • Cheryl Bowers: Blanding City Council and CFO of the San Juan Foundation; and

  • Margie Dee: Shiprock Regional Business Development Manager, Navajo Nation.

The five businesses were formed in Whitehorse High School’s entrepreneurship course, which was created as a part of the Talent Ready Utah grant awarded to Indigo Impact Initiative in August 2018. Students have been working diligently to create their own products and business plans. Last month, each business participated in a “Sell Day,” where products were sold to classmates and community members and their first ever profits were made.

Five awards, ranging from $500 to $2,000, granted by the Northern Arizona University’s Alliance Bank Economic Policy Institute’s Center for Indian Economic Development. The students will use their awards to expand their businesses this summer.

Indigo CFO Chris Kalish at Whitehorse High School on May 14th, 2019.

Indigo CFO Chris Kalish at Whitehorse High School on May 14th, 2019.

2019 Talent Ready Utah Grant Roll Out

In 2018, Indigo Impact Initiative received a grant from Talent Ready Utah, a workforce development program that focuses and optimizes the “efforts businesses make to enhance education,” and “supports businesses as they become involved with education in activities such as job shadows, internships, donations, industry tours and in-classroom presentations.”