MVHS students need business mentors

MVHS-logo-blueTeen Business Challenge set for Nov. 14

Several members of Moreno Valley High School Interact Club, which is sponsored by the Angel Fire Rotary Club, are planning to attend a Taos Teen Business Challenge Monday (Nov. 14) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Historic County Courthouse on Taos Plaza.

During this event, which is sponsored by Taos Entrepreneurial Network (TEN), 17 teams of over 70 teens from area high schools will participate in creating a viable business idea and pitching their idea to a panel of judges. Each team will come with an idea and will be assigned a mentor to help guide them through the process of creating a presentation that is creative, expressive, and presents the viability of their idea cohesively and clearly.

Mentors will ask the students questions, guiding them through the process as opposed to telling them what to do. Mentors need to be present from 10 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. but are encouraged to stay to see their teams present to the judges.

Participating teams are from Taos High School, Vista Grande HS, Moreno Valley HS,  and Taos Academy.  TEN will be serving breakfast and lunch for all participants.

Creating an Entrepreneurial Spirit within our youth is incredibly important to the growth and development of our community.  This event creates hope within our community and is an awesome learning opportunity for these students.   TEN is writing to you today because they need entrepreneurs like you to help these students through this process.

To volunteer as a mentor, contact Melissa McNulty at 575-921-8234 or email melissa@taosten.org. Melissa can provide mentors with resources and guidelines.

– Staff report