What is ENACTUS?
• having the perspective to see an opportunity and the talent to create value from that opportunity;
• the willingness to do something and the commitment to see it through even when the outcome is not guaranteed;
• a group of people who see themselves connected in some important way; individuals that are part of a greater whole.
Participating students form teams on their university campuses and apply business concepts to develop outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. An annual series of regional and national competitions provides a forum for teams to present the results of their projects, and to be evaluated by business leaders serving as judges. National champion teams advance to the prestigious Enactus World Cup.
In addition to the community aspect of the program, participants gain knowledge in disciplines such as entrepreneurship, business ethics, and economics while benefiting UWG, Carrollton, and surrounding areas. Enactus also offers leadership and career initiatives that create meaningful opportunities for learning and exchange among the participants as well as the placement of students and alumni with companies in search of emerging talent.
Our team is always looking for the opportunity to serve in the west Georgia area. We pride ourselves in creating sustainable projects that improve the livelihood of those served.
UWG Career Services
Our team has partnered with Career Services to assist them with various entrepreneurial activities and events.
Southwire's "12 for Life" program
The Southwire company created this program to help high school students gain extra motivation to finish 12 years of school and enjoy better lives. Our students have partnered with Southwire to provide mentorship to high school students involved in the program.
SCRAP Bin is a center for donated materials that are redistributed for creative reuse. Our team will partner with SCRAP Bin to assist with product development and store management.
Arts for All, Carrollton, GA
This year, our team will have the opportunity to participate in various activities with our local "Institute for the Imagination" and assist school aged children in creative projects and activities.
Carrollton High School's Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
With the success of last year's mentoring program, the team realized the need to assist high school students with resume and job preparation and will provide such training for high school students through FBLA.
UWG Freshman Initiative
Seasoned Enactus team members will provide mentoring to new UWG freshman to create and provide service to projects on the campus and in Carrollton, GA.
ENACTUS Business Advisory Board
ENACTUS Business Advisory Board
Our Enactus team enjoys a great relationship with our Business Advisory Board. Many of our students have been able to get internships and full-time job opportunities along with the constant support received for the various service projects.
Current Board Members
- Donna Lackey - Carroll Tomorrow/Carroll County Chamber of Commerce
- John McDaniel - Branch Banking & Trust Company (BB&T)
- Jermaine Jackson - Walmart.com
- Sami Willingham - The Home Depot Corporation