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Posted by Artika Tyner, Author, Professor.
Public Policy Professor and Diversity and Inclusion Officer at the University of St. Thomas, Leadership Author, Civil Rights Attorney
We are proud and honored to announce that Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute has been chosen as an American Small Business Champion by SCORE and Sam’s Club.
The American Small Business Championship (championship.score.org) awarded this title to 102 small businesses, two in every state and the District of Columbia, for their dedication to the success of their businesses. Each state winner will be awarded a $1,000 Sam’s Club gift card, an all-expense-paid trip to a training and networking event in Dallas, TX, SCORE mentoring and publicity throughout the year. Each Champion is also eligible for one of three $25,000 grand prizes.
We are honored to have been chosen for this award. When we began our business in 2014, our dream was to plant seeds of social change through education, training, and community outreach. We hoped to serve the community by building a global leadership community by challenging ordinary people to embark on the journey of leadership development and serve in the global community. PPGJ serves as a learning hub for bringing leaders together to share their passion for social change and build strategic partnerships in order to make a lasting positive impact on the community. In furtherance of our goals, we launched a new publishing division and youth education initiative. This summer, we will release our first children’s book, Making a Difference: The Story of Miss Freedom Fighter, Esquire and inspire 1,000 young people to become superheroes for justice who make a difference in the world!
The prizes, training, publicity and SCORE mentoring we have been awarded will help us take our business to the next level, and better serve you, our customers. We look forward to attending the training event in Dallas, Texas, and will be sure to check back in and let you know how it goes.