NFTE, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, annually hosts a national business plan competition open to any high school student in America. Our sophomore student, Keegan Bonds-Harmon, owner of his own clothing line, KeeganCreatures, bested 20,000 applicants to make it to the nationals, held in New York City on October 12, 2017.
Participants advance through seven regional, first round competitions. This narrows the field to 41 young entrepreneurs who then compete for a $10,000 prize. Being one of them meant Keegan was in the top 200ths of 1% of entrants. But Keegan wasn’t finished. Eventually, he was 1 of only 12 finalists.
Our classmate has done amazing work over the past three years by taking our E-360 class, in addition to advanced art courses at Maine College of Art, AS220, and RISD (the Rhode Island School of Design), all helping to achieve his dream of bringing his art to apparel.
People magazine reveals more about Keegan when they quote him. “When I discovered the Providence art community, that really helped. Seeing people who are making things that are unique and interesting inspired me to get involved” he says, and adds, “... I think it’s just a general creative drive that a lot of artists and makers have.”
After graduation Bonds-Harmon wants to attends art school.
(Read People article here- https://www.google.com/amp/people.com/human-interest/15-year-old-entrepreneur-keegans-creatures/amp/ )