Club's teens created new business from $60,000 grant from Capital One's Investing in the Good grant competition
LAFAYETTE, LA (KADN) — The Boys and Girls club of Acadiana celebrated the opening of their new business created by the teens in the club. This is because last year Capital One had an "Investing for Good" grant competition throughout the state to hand out six $60,000 grants to those deserving. Out of over 200 applications sent in the Boys and Girls Club of Acadiana was one of six rewarded the grant.
"The Boys and Girls Club in their grant application came up with a great idea to print their own shirts and then to print shirts for other organizations and sell them. It's financially great for the Boys and Girls Club and even more important it's teaching free enterprise and business concepts to the children here," says Mike Wack, Southwest Louisiana Marketing President for Capital One.
This is a two year grant cycle which will hopefully kick off the club's teen's t-shirt printing business so they can keep it rolling for years to come.