Southern Entrepreneurship Students Visit Jetty Flagship Store
In partnership with the Jetty Future Leaders program, Southern Regional High School students taking the Entrepreneurship elective visited the Jetty flagship store on Jan. 27 and Feb. 2 to learn about the apparel company’s eco-friendly, water-based screen printing process.
Jetty CEO and founding partner Jeremy DeFilippis said the Jetty Future Leaders have been working since September to design, market and sell their clothing. Each group is linked to a cause within the Southern Regional family, he explained.
The students had the opportunity to select, order, design and print their own garments and apply real-world decision-making skills as they managed a budget. They are now marketing their products to help raise money for the following local, school-based nonprofit organizations: David’s Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation, The Lorenzi Fund, Clothe-a-Child, Southern Food Bank, Class of 2017 and the Southern Regional Education Foundation. To support their efforts, visit teachers.srsd.net/khillblom/ for details and order forms.
“We’re teaching them about small business, which is the backbone of our community, and also about ‘paying it forward,’” DeFilippis said. —V.F.