The Academy of Our Lady of Peace to Host Architects of Change

| March 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace (OLP), the oldest all-girls’ high school in San Diego, will host its 8th Annual Architects of Change (AOC) live speaking engagement. The event, which takes place at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 3 at OLP, will feature child entrepreneur, Alina Morse. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in an interactive, facilitated conversation with Morse, who is the youngest person to ever grace the cover of Entrepreneur Magazine.

Alina Morse is a 14-year-old Michigan ninth-grader who runs a multi-million dollar all-natural candy company that cleans your teeth, with Southern California being the first market where her products were sold. Her company is cause-based and is defining the health candy space that is providing healthier options for consumers and growth for retailers. In 2019, SUCCESS Magazine included her on their 30 under 30 list, while InStyle Magazine included her in the “Meet the Women Who Are Changing the World,” feature, which also included former First Lady Michelle Obama, who hosted Morse at the White House twice to hand out candy at the annual Easter Egg Roll.

At age seven, while researching ways to create healthy candy that she could have all the time, Morse discovered that childhood tooth decay was one of the greatest epidemics facing kids while recognizing the power of children’s smiles—she committed to giving 2-MM products through her “Two Million Smiles” campaign to help fight America’s most chronic childhood disease—while inventing a sugar-free candy that was free of the top seven allergens. Morse has shared her vision of schools of the future during her TED Talk, “Why I eat candy to avoid Cavities,” talked business on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, and now has eight product lines through her Zolli(R) Candy company, of which, Morse is the youngest supplier to America’s largest retailers like Walmart, Target, Kroger, Whole Foods, Walgreens, and Rite-Aid/CVS.

Architects of Change Live is a conversation series with a mission. OLP is the first school to partner with Maria Shriver to bring the Architects of Change premise to the scholastic level. It celebrates and shares stories of inspiration from individuals who challenge what is, imagine what can be, and who move humanity forward. The goal is to inspire those listening to do the same in their own communities. The premise of the Live series is to bring together a conversation in an intimate setting because when people come together to listen and share, “minds open, hearts move, and change happens.”

The special event is free and open to the public, although registration is required. Please register for tickets at:

Alina Morse is a 14-year-old Michigan ninth-grader who runs a multi-million dollar all-natural candy company that cleans your teeth.

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