Fairfield Warde students becoming entrepreneurs

Fairfield-entrepreneurship

Students in the Fairfield Warde High School Entrepreneurship course have created a business to sell T-shirts. Shown, from left, are (top row) Jason Kelly, Coleman Korb, Alex Mayer, Martin Ferraro, (second row) Steven Bartlett, Sofiene Afif, Eyad Nagori, Ryan Blue, (third row) Chris Jones, Danny Reale, Kyle Scheetz, Gabe Toslluku, (fourth row) Jack Wilkinson, Colin Ventura, Nick Dimartino, Sofia Manchini, (front row) Mehdi Dahir, Tucker Secrist and (side) Zach Jones and Blaise Kirby.

The Fairfield Warde High School Entrepreneurship is a course designed to expose students to the risks and rewards of creating and running a small business. Students explore aspects of entrepreneurship through problem solving, critical thinking and the development of projects and activities.

Robin Terwilliger’s class, with the help of Junior Achievement Advisor, Integrated Print Solutions owner Philip Palmieri, have created a student-run business named Wardrobe. This Junior Achievement Company program has decided to sell gray long-sleeved T-shirts.

This opportunity will provide students the tools to create change by channeling their passions and interests into businesses. Entrepreneurship focuses on recognizing a business opportunity, starting a business based on opportunity and operating and maintaining that business.

Students will develop an appreciation for and understanding of entrepreneurship in the economy, providing them with strategies that will assist them as they develop into responsible citizens, wage-earners and consumers.

“The name Warderobe came from the thoughts of our business selling pieces of clothing,” said Jack Wilkinson, vice president of public relations. “So we decided the name should have something having to do with our school.”

Students participating in the course for different reasons.

Ryan Blue, vice president of production, said he took because he likes “to make money, get that cash flow.”

“I took many business classes and I wanted to become an experienced business man,” said Coleman Korb, an employee of Entrepreneurship in the marketing department. “I would love to make a lot of money and I want to become a very successful man after I leave this class room.”

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