Flagler Enactus Advances To National Competition

Flagler College Enactus team at regionals.

Flagler College Enactus team at regionals.

Three projects dedicated to helping lift up others have advanced Flagler’s Enactus team to the national Enactus competition. This year’s projects reflect the team’s theme of “The Human Element” — an homage to the inspirational individuals Enactus serves.

“The Human Element theme helps us not only discover what things are made of, but what we are made of,” Reppin said. “We really focus on asking, ‘How did we improve the livelihoods of the people we’ve worked with and how have we helped others achieve their goals?’”

“Dominican Waves,” the first project, is a soap business that Flagler’s Enactus will be launching, in collaboration with the Dominican Development Group in the Dominican Republic to help local community members become financially sustainable. The second is a business incubator project with the West Augustine Community Redevelopment Area (CRA), where Enactus students help individual residents learn business basics, start a business or improve job skills. And the third is the continued involvement in the successful College Reach-Out Program, now solely managed by Flagler College.

Reppin and 17 other Flagler students look forward to competing in the Enactus United States National Exposition in mid-May — a coming together of the country’s top entrepreneurial project-driven Enactus students. The competition will be held this year in St. Louis, Mo.

Flagler’s Enactus, one of 533 Enactus teams across the U.S., has won national titles for their projects in 2004, 2009 and 2013. The organization aims “to empower people to transform opportunities into real, sustainable progress for themselves and their community.”

Flagler’s chapter, which began in 1998 and currently has about 40 members, created Flagler’s Legacy, a thriving tour business on campus.

 

 

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