2018 graduate Alyssa Fregelette, who is currently attending the University of Denver, recently won a major business competition titled The Madden Challenge. Alyssa was part of a team whose plan was selected as the winner out of 130 other teams. The team won $3000 and is currently working to secure investors to make their business plan a reality.
Their creation is an app titled Home in Need. The app is a place where homeless shelters in the Denver area can submit and edit lists for people to easily see what these shelters need. This could be socks, shampoo, etc. The app will compile the list for people to make it easy to see what they want to buy and/or donate. A map is also included within the app to display the closest drop off points. Another section of the app is a volunteering page. Here, people can see where and when they can volunteer.
Alyssa recently shared the results of the contest with her SGI AP Government teacher, Mr. Shawn Bullard, because she was excited to already be applying some of her learning from her SGI AP Government course in the legal process used to set up their 501(c)(3) status.