Warde entrepreneurs launch sweatshirt sale
Updated 3:29 pm, Sunday, November 27, 2011
Student-entrepreneurs at Fairfield Warde High School are selling crew-neck Warde sweatshirts as their major business initiative for the fall.
Warde's Junior Achievement entrepreneurship class will be selling the fleece-lined sweatshirts through Dec. 22, has marketed them at school sports events and planned to advertise them on the school'a closed-circuit TV system, according to a news release issued by the students.
The shirts are $20, and supplies are limited, the release stated.
The entrepreneur class -- called Prestige Warde Wide -- is affiliated with Junior Achievement of Southwestern Connecticut, which promotes hands-on business education in the region's schools.
Students worked with Phil Palmieri, their business advisor and owner of a local printing company, to develop a business plan, set sales goal, establish sales teams and produce and market the sweatshirts, according to the release.
Junior Achievement was founded in the early 1900s and became a national organization to help young people learn financial and business skills. The entrepreneurship program at Fairfield Warde High School was founded in 2009, the release stated.
To purchase a sweatshirt or for more information, call Robin Terwilliger at 203-255-8362, or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org