At only 16 years of age, Providence Catholic School Junior Logan Glick is already a successful nonprofit entrepreneur. The name of Glick’s nonprofit, Fournir4Kids, translates to ‘providing for kids.’ Over the past two years, several projects for children at St. Peter-St. Joseph’s Children’s Home (St. PJs) were funded by donations from Fournir4kids. St. PJs serves children and families who have been impacted by abuse and/or neglect.
“The summer before my freshman year, my mother and I were talking about a service project,” Glick said. “We brainstormed and came up with a plan to provide help for needy children by fundraising through a marketing effort.” A previously established relationship with New Caanan Farms in Dripping Springs resulted in Glick contracting a wholesale price agreement for their specialty goods. “I sell their jams, jellies, sauces and condiments at the St. Matthew’s Farmer Market, and also by special order through my website,” said Glick.
What she makes in profit from sales is donated to help children in need. One of the projects Glick recently funded through Fournir4kids was movie tickets and refreshments for 50 of St. PJ’s children. She is also working with the organization to provide an outing to Laser Quest.
This enterprising young woman is preparing to expand her nonprofit’s capacity by attending workshops through the National Association of Women in Business (NABOW). Logan and 10 other Providence students are participating in entrepreneurial training sponsored by NAWBO. They will learn to write, develop, and execute a business plan which will be submitted as part of a scholarship competition in the spring of 2013.
“This is a perfect opportunity for me to get professional business advice and to focus on future plans for Fournir4Kids,” says Glick.
Glick credits her Catholic education as the source of her desire to give back to the community. “I am guided by the message of the Sisters of Divine Providence—the school’s founders—who teach us to exhibit care and compassion to those in need.”