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States Enactus helps high school students

Photo caption: Zachary Goss and Daniel Rios of Texas States Enactus organization work on a horticultural project at Garza High School in Austin. (Submitted photo)

Enactus, a student organization at Texas State University, recently used its Project Growth initiative to teach Austin-Garza High School students basic business concepts.

Project Growth began as a program to educate Austin-area students about the creation and marketing of a small business. Texas State students visited a horticulture class throughout the semester to teach these concepts as well as build and maintain relationships with the students.

The lesson plans include resume building, how to dress professionally and the proper use of credit cards and checks. The ultimate goal of Project Growth is to empower the students at Garza High School with knowledge and confidence. This goal focuses on the three main components of Enactus: People, profit and planet.

Enactus is a global, non-profit organization that is literally changing the world through highly-dedicated student teams on more than 1,600 university campuses in 40 countries.

Enactus offers these students the opportunity to develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills through learning, practicing and teaching the principles of free enterprise; thereby improving the standard of living for millions in the process.

Texas States Enactus is one of the leading collegiate teams within the United States. Enactus has been helping others achieve their dreams through free enterprise education for more than 25 years. Today, Enactus is the worlds prominent and largest university-based free enterprise organization.

For more information go to www.business. txstate.edu, or contact Vicki West at vw03@txstate.edu or call (512) 245-3224.

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