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SlingShot Polk

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Help solve polk's biggest problems!
SlingShot Polk is collaborating with the United Way of Central Florida to identify and solve the biggest problems in Polk County! Our goal is to take United Way’s three impact areas (Education, Income, and Health) and bring them to the forefront for our young entrepreneurs to solve. Winning prototypes could be implemented at Polk County’s Crystal Lake Elementary, a Community Partnership School. First, second, and third place winners in two contest categories (middle/high & college through age 29) will receive cash prizes! Middle school, high school, and college students & entrepreneurs through age 29 are invited to enter plans outlining a solution to one of Polk’s biggest problems.

 $$ THOUSANDS IN CASH PRIZES $$
TO BE AWARDED!

Rules for entry
• The competition is open to those in middle school through age 29.
• Up to four individuals on a team .
• Submitted plan must be for a new venture/idea/concept that addresses a need as identified by United Way in the areas of Education, Income, and Health.

1-PAGE BUSINESS SUMMARY SUBMISSIONS DUE BY FEBRUARY 28, 2019!



ATTEND AN INFORMATION SESSION:

To learn more about United Way’s three impact areas and how your idea could be implemented at Crystal Lake Elementary, a Community Partnership School, attend one of three information sessions in January 2019!

Lake wales

Monday, January 14, 2019

6:00-7:00 p.m.

Webber International University

(Yentes Conference Center)

1201 N Scenic Hwy

Babson Park, FL 33827

https://bit.ly/2DfBiI4

 

Lakeland

Thursday, January 17, 2019

6:00-7:00 p.m.

Florida Southern College

(Becker Business Building - Room 112)

111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr

Lakeland, FL 33801

https://bit.ly/2PCuTfK

 

Winter haven

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

6:00-7:00 p.m.

Polk State College's

Center for Public Safety (Auditorium)

1251 Jim Keene Blvd

Winter Haven, FL 33880

https://bit.ly/2yJDUKt 



Ten finalists will be selected to present their plans at the finals on Monday, April 8, 2019, at Crystal Lake Elementary, 700 Galvin Dr, Lakeland, FL 33801. SlingShot Polk begins at 5:30 p.m. with a reception, followed by the main event

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO ACCESS FORMS GO TO: www.slingshotpolk.com


Questions?
call (863) 688-8551, ext. 230, or email sbreed@lakelandchamber.com

 

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