Kelley Higney Guides Local High Schoolers

The Bug Bite Thing founder and CEO is partnering with with Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County on the Entrepreneurship in Action Program

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Kelley Higney, founder and CEO of Bug Bite Thing, is leading this season's Entrepreneurship in Action Program.
Kelley Higney, founder and CEO of Bug Bite Thing, is leading this season’s Entrepreneurship in Action Program.

Bug Bite Thing, the chemical-free first aid product company first seen on Shark Tank and headquartered in Port St. Lucie, is partnering with with Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County on a new Entrepreneurship in Action Program. The program will continue through spring of 2024. 

As part of Entrepreneurship in Action, Bug Bite Thing founder and CEO Kelley Higney has met regularly with the club’s high schoolers, where she leads activities focused on collaboration and one-on-one mentorship.

Entrepreneurship in Action explores topics that teach different skills such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, leadership and social-emotional skills. Themes that will be explored during the program include the history of different inventions and the contributions made by women and children.

During her next visit to the club in October, Higney will highlight inventions by women featured in the book Secrets of Successful Women Inventors: How They Swam with the “Sharks” and Hundreds of Other Ways to Commercialize Your Own Inventions

Higney says, “When adolescents start exploring different career opportunities, their possibilities become endless. I look forward to collaborating with youth in our community and teaching them about entrepreneurship. I am very excited to see the positive impact this will have right here in our own backyard.”

For more information on the Entrepreneurship in Action program, visit bgcofslc.org.

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