Let's Innovate Through Education (LITE) Finalist Program Application
Join the Movement!
Why Apply?
-Up to $1,000 to help you launch your own entrepreneurial idea
-Weekly 1 on 1 coaching for 16 weeks to help you launch your entrepreneurial idea
-LITE will help you build career/real-world skills that you aren't getting in school (critical thinking, problem-solving, organization)
-LITE helps students get empowered about their communities by helping them launch social action ideas
-Paid internship program in college where you get matched with top companies in the city

Our results:
-Named one of the 20 ideas that can change the world by Forbes Magazine
-Students gave LITE an average of 9.54 out of 10 on how rewarding the program was
-90% of the students in our program have shown long-term growth in career skills.

Examples of ideas LITE students have launched in the past:
-150 person dance showcase that raised $2,000 for domestic abuse prevention
-Clothing companies
-Entertainment companies (gospel music concerts, booking agencies, videography, )
-Hair care product lines
-Podcasts and YouTube Channels
-Peer mentoring organizations

Have more questions about LITE? Check out our website: www.litememphis.com.
Have a question about the application or the program? Email alexandra@litememphis.com

What is your name? *
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What is your parent/guardian's name? *
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What is your zip code? *
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What ethnicity do you identify as? *
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What zip code do you currently reside in? *
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What high school do you attend? *
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What grade are you currently in? *
What is your current GPA on a 4.0 scale ? *
(4.0 is the highest)
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How did you hear about LITE? If someone referred you to the program, please include their full name. *
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If you have attended a LITE workshop prior to applying please select the workshop date you attended. *
Do not answer this question if you are just applying via our open application process and haven't attended a workshop yet.
List and describe examples of projects, organizations, businesses, and/or products or services that you have created on your own *
This is a chance for you to demonstrate examples of when you have taken initiative and created or launched something without others telling you to do so. Be as detailed as possible!
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List any organizations that you are currently involved in. Describe your role within the organization(s) and identify if you hold any leadership positions within them. *
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Explain why you want to be a part of the LITE program. What skills do you hope to gain if you selected to be LITE Finalist? *
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First, identify an existing product or service and the problem it solves for consumers. Secondly, explain a plan to improve the quality or effectiveness of the product or service. *
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Optional: How will you make your improved product/service profitable and sustainable? How will you generate revenue beyond just donations?
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What would happen if people no longer had to eat to survive? In other words, how would life change if people didn't need to eat food on a daily basis? *
Please describe the consequences, effects, and societal changes.
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What is something that is confusing that we could make simpler? How? *
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Describe a time in your life where you encountered a difficult experience whether personal, academic, or professional. Explain the steps that you took to overcome this situation and how it helped you build character. *
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Imagine that you are 25 years old. Describe the type of career you are pursuing. Explain the steps you took to get to this career and why you chose it. *
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Describe a time that you received feedback from a coach, teacher, mentor, or even a peer. Explain how you felt hearing this feedback and describe how you responded to it. *
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