Phoenix House Academy of Westchester’s Award-Winner Stephanie Means Business

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Phoenix House Academy of Westchester's award-winning student Stephanie wins NFTE contest

Congratulations to Stephanie, our award-wining student from Phoenix House Academy of Westchester, for her winning business plan at the 2013 Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge competition held at Westchester Community College. Stephanie was one of twenty five competitors from the Fairchester region (Fairfield County and Westchester). Each student developed their own business plan, presented to a panel of outside business professionals serving as volunteer judges; Stephanie was among those advancing to the regional competition. Her business plan, “Signs of Learning” proposed the teaching of sign language to children, teens, and parents in an effort to communicate with the hearing impaired, as well as supplying sign language interpreters to those struggling without one. Stephanie placed third, winning a cash prize and expressed her thanks by also acknowledging her teachers for their support. We’re very proud of Stephanie’s win and ingenuity; we wish her continued success in all her future studies.

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s mission provides programs inspiring young people from low-income communities to stay in school, recognize business opportunities, and plan for a successful future. To date, NFTE has worked with more than 500,000 adolescents in programs across the U.S. and worldwide.

The Phoenix House Academy of Westchester is a residential treatment program for adolescent males and females. The Academy provides an array of services including individual, group, and family counseling, along with evidence-based clinical treatment programs addressing each client’s individual needs. Teens at the Academy enjoy a rich campus life and attend an on-site school, (grades 9-12), operated by the NYC Department of Education (NYCDOE) District 79, where they can earn their diplomas or credits that can be transferred to their home schools. We also offer vocational curricula through NYCDOE CoOp Tech – Carpentry and Electrical Installation training are offered on-site and students are provided with transportation to CoOp Tech’s other vocational options in Manhattan. We are committed to assist clients in developing and enhancing their employment skills.

Find out more about the programs and services offered at our Phoenix House Academy of Westchester, or call our toll-free number today: 1 888 671 9392.

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