"Your passions and hobbies don’t have to be—and really shouldn't be—excluded from your social justice work," Babers said, adding, "Making the world a better place can be really simple and fun!"
The North Carolina State University student said she left the Fall 2021 Ignite Retreat with "a billion ideas and great enthusiasm to start a project I would have never even thought about."
Jessalyn Story, director of Wofford's Center for Community-Based Learning, says the college's association with the Sullivan Foundation is "the epitome of integrity and service to humanity and all that’s good and right in the world."
"It was truly amazing to see how much each individual had grown by the end of the retreat, whether it was the satisfaction of having clear goals, the appreciation of collaborating with like-minded individuals, or the increased comfort with one’s own sense of self," says the Ignite Retreat attendee.
Success in entrepreneurship hinges on developing a deep understanding of your audience and creating stories for them, says Reagan Pugh, co-founder of Assemble and leader of the Problem track of workshops at the Spring 2020 Ignite Retreat.
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Babers calls the Ignite Retreat "one of my favorite events of the year ... I always leave inspired, curious and ready to help."
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Her experience with the Sullivan Foundation has helped her to "stop glorifying risk and start glorifying the action of moving forward."
The Mary Baldwin University student's business would gamify personal finances to help young people better remember what they've learned.
The October event provided "a space for those of us who are deeply passionate about creating social change to interact and network with like-minded social entrepreneurs,” one student said.