Northeast High School opens a new student-run flower shop
The new student-run shop, called Flowerworks, has its storefront built right into the halls of the high school, and has in the past provided arrangements for receptions, weddings, funerals, and other types of community gatherings.
“Northeast High has a flourishing horticulture program,” Future Farmers of America (FFA) adviser and Northeast teacher Lula Curry-Williams said in a news release. “It is our desire to teach entrepreneurship through the floriculture industry.”
About her students running a business from the corridors of their own school, Curry-Williams added, “It gives them life skills, the kids will learn how to budget.”
She also said that her students have been very perceptive when it comes to running a shop, “Very enthusiastic, because we work after school… they put all their time into the florist shop because they see that you can’t do things overnight.”
The store was made possible thanks to a $15,000 grant given to the Northeast-Bibb FFA chapter from Toyota by way of the National FFA Foundation back in 2013.
If you’d like more information on how you can purchase flowers from Flowerworks, you can call the store’s direct line at 478-779-4153.