Lewes Chamber of Commerce supports Cape Marketing Students
The Lewes Chamber of Commerce pledged to support Cape Henlopen High School's marketing students with funding to create a fully functioning school store. Now, the store inside the high school will have funds to purchase products and monitor inventory. This collaboration will help marketing students better understand how a real retail business operates.
Gavin Radka, Lewes chamber treasurer, said, "The chamber is thrilled to create a private and public collaboration at Cape Henlopen High School in an effort to bolster fiscal awareness and entrepreneurship."
Cape marketing teacher Gabriel Martinez said, "I am thrilled that the chamber of commerce will be partnering with the Cape Henlopen marketing pathway and school store starting in the 2017-18 school year. The support from businesses in the school will strengthen the skills and opportunities that our Cape students will have in the classroom. It will also allow us to be more responsive to the soft skills that our local businesses are looking for in our students and graduating workforce. Being able to fund a fully functioning merchandising enterprise in the school that mimics local businesses will allow our students to gain valuable experience and affords them the opportunity to try their hand at various aspects of entrepreneurial endeavors with the helpful guidance of the chamber and our school district."
Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation will oversee the disbursing of funds to the high school over the course of the school year.
The Cape Henlopen School District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), national origin, citizenship or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity, against victims of domestic violence, sexual offenses, or stalking, or upon any other categories protected by federal, state, or local law. Edward I. Waples, Employee/Student Compliance Officer: OCR/Title IX/504 Office of Human Resources; LouAnn Hudson, Student 504 Compliance Officer, 1270 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE 19958. Delaware Department of Justice Ombudsperson, Joe Flynn 1-800-220-5414