Elizabeth Seton High School
International Business Internship Program
Our Life-Changing Project
Aidan Leach is the Team Lead for the Lake Orion High School International Business Internship Program. As the Team Lead, Aidan will be leading the rest of the LOHS IBIP Team to success. He is tasked with making sure that all work is done on time and correctly.
Aidan wanted to join the International Business Internship Program because he believes in opportunity and changing the way things are done. Making changes anywhere in the world is still a change, and he wants to come to those who need change most and bring it to them.
Aidan started working with Leadership Initiatives as a student in the business programs, tier one and two, in the summers of 2018 and 2019. Aidan also participates in Economics Club, a club centered around economics, current happenings, and the current state of the economy. World Politics Club, discussion of world happenings and things currently affecting the larger global community. Model United Nation, mock the United Nations and debate, critique and argue points from your countries positions. DECA, a marketing program based around strengthening a students business and marketing skills. BPA, a business program with lots of competitions based around debate, business, technology, and how the overall function of business works.
Aidan is currently a Senior at Lake Orion High School and is excited to make some changes, shake things up, and see the fruits of his and his business partners labors.
Aidan Kirkpatrick is the Media Chair for the Lake Orion High School International Business Internship Program. As the Media Chair, Aidan makes sure that people know what it is that they're doing in the program and spreads word about fundraising online.
Aidan wanted to join the IBIP Program to see what it was like in another far away country and gain valued communication and problem solving skills.
Aidan started working with Leadership Initiatives as a student in IBIP. Aidan also participates in his school's brand new E-Sports team, where he plays with others on his team against rival schools, building teamwork skills and having fun.
Aidan is currently a Senior at Lake Orion High School and is very excited to be able to speak directly with someone so far away and hear what kind of problems they might be having.
Nicolas Vilotti is the Fundraiser Chair for the Lake Orion High School International Business Internship Program.
Nicolas Vilotti wanted to join the International Business Internship Program because he felt that businesses in other countries need just as much help as businesses in the United States. Nicolas has always wanted to own a business of his own and joining the International Business Internship Program helps him understand just the tip of the iceberg of how businesses are run internationally.
Nicolas Vilotti started working with Leadership Initiatives as a student in his junior year of high school. Nicolas Vilotti also participates in global politics club, a club dedicated to discuss politics around the world, and Business Professionals of America, a program designed to help turn students into future business professionals.
Nicolas is currently a Senior at Lake Orion High School and is looking to go above and beyond with helping out his team’s business.
Special Projects Chair
Forrest Stalvey is the Special Projects Chair for the Lake Orion High School International Business Internship Program. As the Special Projects Chair, Forrest works closely with the team lead to make sure everything in the team continues to go smoothly.
Forrest wanted to join the IBIP program because he wanted to allow everyone to be able to achieve their aspirations, even in poorer countries.
Forrest started working with Leadership Initiatives as a student in IBIP. Forrest also participates in Marching Band, which is one of the highest ranked in the state, and the E-Sports team, which is in its first year.
Forrest is currently a Senior at Lake Orion High School and is excited to be able to help the less fortunate in other countries.
Our Business Partner: Salon
Business Owner: Grace Adannu
Business Location: Wunti market, Bauchi State, Nigeria
Story of the Business
Grace is very excited and honored to partner with Leadership Initiatives and the International Business Internship Program. After over 10 years in the salon business, Grace hopes the amazing ideas from her International Business Internship Program (IBIP) teams will allow her to expand her business, yield a greater profit, employ more young women, and give back to her community for many more years to come.
About the Owner: Grace Adannu
After graduating from secondary school, Grace Adannu decided she wanted to make a difference in her community. Grace trained as a salon apprentice for three years to learn the basics of the trade. She traveled to Gombe, a neighboring state, to learn the logistics of running a small business as a salon worker. After she raised enough capital to support her own business, Grace opened up her own hair and beauty salon in Bauchi, Nigeria.
Thus far, Grace has trained 11 young women and hopes to train more. Her salon apprenticeships empower young women by creating opportunities to learn a valuable trade and achieving financial independence in their underdeveloped community. Grace is also a single mother of two children, whom she raised alone while also running her salon business. Her 26-year-old son studies Crime Management in the Bauchi Federal Polytechnic Institute and her 16-year-old daughter is finishing secondary school. Grace not only single-handedly funded her children’s education, but also provided an education for her younger sister, who is enrolled in the Federal Polytechnic Institute. Grace and her salon currently benefit over 34 people in her own and surrounding communities.