RANDOLPH, NJ- Monk’s Home Improvements celebrated five exceptional young people during a reception honoring the recipients of the Monk’s Service Scholarship. The intrepid award winners have tackled local and global problems with a determination and focus that is inspiring.
One of the enterprising recipients is Achintya Saxena. Saxena is a Randolph native who currently attends Morris County School of Technology. Saxena co-founded Business BootCamp, a non-profit pending organization. Its mission is to promote youth interest in business studies and to support local start-up businesses through entrepreneurial education. Locally, Saxena has taught lessons and workshops to grades 4 through 8 across the state, especially in underserved areas.
Additionally, Saxena developed a competition called PitchNJ in order to teach children about the entrepreneurial process from a young age. The competition is designed so students pitch their business ideas to venture capitalists and entrepreneurs and the best business plans win seed money in order to establish their businesses.
Saxena has brought his organization overseas, as well. After Hurricane Maria, Saxena traveled to Puerto Rico to offer business workshops. He also supported local businesses by making recommendations on technology and helping update websites and social media profiles. He continued with business consulting with two pilot programs, which are in Denville, New Jersey, and Delhi, India.
The goal of all this work is to improve his community and inspire others to “constantly seek out ways to better promote and create systemic change”. Saxena is well on his way as his organization has grown from two partners with five students to over 50 in the organization with 400 students.
Achintya Saxena will continue to develop his entrepreneurial ideas at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
Owner of Monk’s Home Improvements, Ty Monk, recognized Saxena as, “a gifted leader who uses his skills to educate and lift others.” He continued, “His influence to inspire those he’s worked with to pay it forward will have a far-reaching impact.”
The is the sixth year of the Monk’s Service Scholarship. Over 150 applications were received from students from schools across northern New Jersey. Winners were selected based on their essay response detailing their service and volunteer work. To learn more about all five scholarship recipients, please visit monkshomeimprovements.com
Monk’s Home Improvements is a full-service remodeling and home improvement company with kitchen and bath showrooms in both Morristown and Fanwood New Jersey. Monk’s provides kitchen and bathroom design services, remodeling, carpentry, painting, floors, windows, and doors. For more information, please visit MonksHomeImprovements.com