Choosing 10 finalists to receive $10,000, partnering with a mentor, and a brand new Scion through the Scion Motivate program was a tough task. We spent countless hours reading through submissions, pouring over videos, and deliberating with one another, right up to the moment the winners were announced.
The small businesses we ultimately chose to receive the grand prize each did a fantastic job of representing what the Scion Motivate program is all about. We’ve highlighted two of the 10 winners below and will feature the other winners throughout the coming weeks, so stay tuned!
Lily S. – Lilco Letterpress
Lily runs Lilco a design and letterpress printing studio in Dallas. A native Texan, designer and craftsman, she’s also the daughter of two entrepreneurs. In 2003 Lily earned a BFA in Graphic Design from Maryland Institute College of Art. Since then, she’s worked as a graphic designer at companies large and small. In 2008 with the purchase of a Vandercook SP-15 press she launched Lilco. Her goal, like her parents’, is to run her own business and share the joy of design and handcrafted printing with those around her.
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Jahmal Cole – Role Model Publishing
Jahmal was a disadvantaged student who attended an alternative high school, where he was told by a guidance counselor that college wasn’t in his future. Not willing to accept the plight of his circumstances, Jahmal defied the odds using ingenuity and perseverance to get into College. Selling hip hop CD’s to pay his tuition, Jahmal made the Dean’s list and was a Scholar Athlete Award Winner. Today, Jahmal shares his story and inspires other disadvantaged students to rise above their circumstances. Jahmal Cole is the founder of Role Model Movement (NFP) and Role Model Publishing Inc.
Learn more about Role Model Movement at the following link: