AMBITION Students Accompany Founder & Luxury Handbag Designer Nancy Gale to Present Bill Clinton with Commissioned JAMAH Handbags
ECHS students participating in the AMBITION program, a competition-based entrepreneurial program that fosters innovative thinking, confidence and work ethic through collaborative hands-on participation, were honored to accompany AMBITION and JAMAH Luxury Handbag designer/founder Gale, when she presented JAMAH customized designs to Former President Bill Clinton. Designs were also commissioned for Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton. “Through the program, ECHS students are exposed to every aspect of running a business including strategic planning, project management, time management, design and physical fruition of a product and branding and marketing,” said Gale.
ECHS Senior Launches Eco Nail Polish Company
Anisa Anorve, class of 2014, took first place in the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship’s (NFTE) Audience Choice Fast Pitch, resulting in her launching eco-friendly, non-toxic nail polish company, L’essential.
Students Launch Sustain-A-Store at Environmental Charter High School
Inspired to create a social enterprise, ECHS students launched the first ever student-run store on campus. Repurposing a LEED shed formerly used for storage, students wanted to change the way their peers consumed. The Sustain-A-Store is a student led store providing students, teachers and visitors with a variety of conscious products. Items range from snacks to reusable bottles to cosmetics to books published by students. “It’s a fun challenge for our team because we are constantly learning about new sustainable companies and have to stay true to our conscious mission,” says Store Manager and ECHS Senior, Xiomara Linares. Students are learning the ins and out of entrepreneurship while running their own store: sales, marketing, management, relationship building and research.