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November 16, 2023

9:00 AM - 7:30 PM

Focused on cultivating the minds of our area's youth, students from local St. Johns County high schools will have an opportunity to gain knowledge from successful business leaders, participate in discussions and gain insights into possibilities that exist locally, nationally and globally. 

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Who will be in Attendance

Students from four St. Johns County high schools will be in attendance for the youth portion of EnterCircle 2023. Students from the selected schools are enrolled in the St. Johns County career academies.

What to Expect

Informative discussions and breakout rooms designed to address topics that interest and inspire students to look toward the future and thrive with purpose. Topics include coding unplugged with STEM2 Hub, design thinking, financial planning, campus life readiness, and academic success strategies.

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Day 02

Youth Symposium


9:00 - 10:00 AM

10:00 - 10:20 AM

10:30 - 10:50 AM

11:00 - 11:20 AM

11:20 - 12:30 PM

12:30 - 12:40 PM

12:40 - 12:50

1:00 - 1:20 PM

1:30 - 2:00 PM

Arrival and Registration

How to Find Purpose as a Teen

Father Rich Pagano, St. john Paull II

Why did I become the largest Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchisee in the USA

Nick Crouch, Co-CEO and Founder DYNE Hospitality Group

How a Mission-Driven Business Can Change Your Life and Change the World

Frank Benedetto, Founder, The HoneyBadger Project


Finding your Career in St. Johns County 

Scott Maynard - St. Johns Chamber of Commerce

Emily Harrison 

Director of Career and Technical Education St. Johns County School District

Charting Your Own Course: Finding Purpose in Business and Life

Jay Owen, CEO, Business Builders

SpaceX Launch and Recovery Operations 

Marc Montemerlo, Senior Marine Compliance Engineer, SpaceX

Breakout Sessions / Workshops


10:00 - 11:30 AM

10:00 - 11:30 AM

10:00 - 11:30 AM

12:30 - 02:00 PM

Healthcare Problems: It's not complicated. But it should be.

Maarten Rotman, Entrepreneurial Education Manager, Mayo Clinic

Design Thinking for Rapid Innovation

Emily Skywark, Strategy and Portfolio Manager, CVS Health


Dollars and Dreams Masterclass: Designing your Ultimate Financial Game Plan

Adam Lowe, President, Adam Lowe

Design Thinking for Rapid Innovation 

Emily Skywark, Strategy and Portfolio Manager, CVS Health


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Nick Crouch

Co-CEO, DYNE Hospitality Group 

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Frank Benedetto 

Founder, The HoneyBadger Project

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Fr. Rich Pagano

St. John Paul II 

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Scott Maynard

Vice President of Economic Development

St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce

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Jay Owen

CEO, Business Builders

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Marc Montemerlo

Senior Recovery Engineer, SpaceX

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Maarten Rotman

Entrepreneurial Education Manager

Mayo Clinic

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Emily Skywark

Strategy and Portfolio Manager, Pharmacy Operations

CVS Health

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Adam Lowe

President, Adam Lowe

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