Region 1 Northwest SBEs

The following school-based enterprises are operating in Northwest Region 1.

For additional information on other promising practices in all areas of the state, including this region, visit our Promising Practices Transition Sites page as well as our 18-22 Year-Old Programs (Extended Transition) page.

Escambia

Pen Expressions
Produced by Project SEARCH UWF Interns
11000 University Parkway, Bldg. 53, Pensacola, FL 32514
Bobbie Harrison, Project SEARCH UWF Instructor | bharrison@escambia.k12.fl.us
(850) 356-2251
Pen Expressions is a student-led business. Students produce pens in a variety of shapes and colors to sell to customers, as well as, produce custom orders for businesses in the community who want to support the Project SEARCH UWF program. One of the largest orders this year comes from our local utilities authorities. Each student is responsible for a position in the company. Some of the positions include marketing, quality control, bookkeeping, product design to name a few. Students learn to work as a team and learn the importance of each position in a business.

Flying B Enterprise
Produced by the Project SEARCH Baptist Interns
1000 West Moreno Street, Pensacola, FL 32501
(850) 469-5762
Flying B Enterprise is a student-led business. Students produce pens in a variety of shapes and colors to sell to customers, as well as, produce custom orders for businesses in the community who want to support the Project SEARCH Baptist program. Each student is responsible for a position in the company. Some of the positions include marketing, quality control, bookkeeping, product design to name a few. Students learn to work as a team and learn the importance of each position in a business.

Pens 2 You
Produced by Work Experience Students in the District Extended Program (DEP)
1310 North 12th Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32503
Tim Fortner, DEP Job Coach | tfortner@escambia.k12.fl.us
(850) 525-5812
Pens 2 You is a student-led business. Students produce pens in a variety of shapes and colors to sell to customers, as well as, produce custom orders for businesses in the community who want to support the District Extended Program (DEP). Each student is responsible for a position in the company. Some of the positions include marketing, quality control, bookkeeping, product design to name a few. Students learn to work as a team and learn the importance of each position in a business.

Westgate Wildcat Writes
Produced by Escambia Westgate Center Students in On-the-Job Training (OJT)
10050 Ashton Bronsnaham Road, Pensacola, FL 32534
Amy Bates, OJT Coordinator | abates1@escambia.k12.fl.us
(850) 494-5700 ext. 243
Westgate Wildcat Writes is a student-led business. Students produce pens in a variety of shapes and colors to sell to customers, as well as, produce custom orders for businesses in the community who want to support Escambia Westgate On-the-Job Training (OJT) program. Each student is responsible for a position in the company. Some of the positions include marketing, quality control, bookkeeping, product design to name a few. Students learn to work as a team and learn the importance of each position in a business. Students who have more need for support, work with a mentor or team member.

Wildcat Coffee Shop
Produced by Escambia Westgate Center Students
10050 Ashton Bronsnaham Road, Pensacola, FL 32534
Melissa Diaco, ESE Teacher | mholladay@escambia.k12.fl.us
(850) 494-5700
Wildcat Coffee Shop is a student-led business. Students market, make and serve coffee to staff members between 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM every morning. This service is open to parents and the public when the school has tours, activities and celebrations. Each student is responsible for a position in the company. Some of the positions include marketing, quality control, bookkeeping, product design to name a few. Students learn to work as a team and learn the importance of each position in a business. Students who have more need for support, work with a mentor or team member. Mrs. Diaco is hoping to expand the hours in the near future.

Wildcat Store
Produced by Escambia Westgate Center Students
10050 Ashton Bronsnaham Road, Pensacola, FL 32534
Melissa Diaco, ESE Teacher | mholladay@escambia.k12.fl.us
Amy Bates, OJT Coordinator | abates1@escambia.k12.fl.us
(850) 494-5700
Wildcat Store is a student-led business. Students make pottery, woodworking and horticulture items. This service is open to parents and the public when the school has tours, activities and celebrations. Each student is responsible for a position in the company. Some of the positions include marketing, quality control, bookkeeping, product design to name a few. Students learn to work as a team and learn the importance of each position in a business. Students who have more need for support, work with a mentor or team member.

Wildcat Wash
Produced by Escambia Westgate Center Students
10050 Ashton Bronsnaham Road, Pensacola, FL 32534
Melissa Diaco, ESE Teacher | mholladay@escambia.k12.fl.us
Amy Bates, OJT Coordinator | abates1@escambia.k12.fl.us
(850) 494-5700
Wildcat Wash is a student-led business. It is a seasonal business which opens from August through October and again from March through May of each school year. Currently, it is opened on Fridays only. Mrs. Diaco and Mrs. Bates are hoping to expand the days of the weeks in the near future. Each student is responsible for a position in the company. Some of the positions include marketing, quality control, bookkeeping, product design (for advertising) to name a few. Students learn to work as a team and learn the importance of each position in a business. Students who have more need for support, work with a mentor or team member.

Jackson

Multiple School-Based Enterprises
Hope School
Dr. Millicent Braxton, Principal
(850) 482-9616
Students wash and detail vehicles one day a week and prepare meals that are sold to the staff and community. During the holiday season, students turn the classroom into a mock restaurant where the students fill the roles of cashier, servers and wait staff.

Okaloosa

OTC School Store
Produced by ESE students at the Adult Student Center at Okaloosa Technical College
1976 Lewis Turner Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Bev Wilson, Instructor | wilsonb@okaloosaschools.com
(850) 833-3418
The OTC School Store is open two days per week throughout the school year. The store is located in the Adult Student Center at Okaloosa Technical College. The store is operated by the ESE students from the Career Experiences Class. They sell t-shirts, hoodies, hats etc. in the store. These students gain experience in customer service, inventory skills, merchandise presentation and cashier skills.

Sugar Plum Shoppe
Produced by ESE students at Choctawhatchee High School
110 NW Racetrack Road, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
(850) 833-3614
Sherrie Barker, ESE/VE Teacher | barkers@mail.okaloosa.k12.fl
Carol Bernich, ESE Transition Staffing Specialist | ebernichC@mail.okaloosa.k12.fl.us
Sugar Plum Shoppe is open for one week in December each year at Choctawhatchee HS, and it is also open to the public from 7 AM-4 PM. ESE students make a variety of beautiful holiday items, ornaments, wreaths and decorations as well as baked goods and pre-mixed/layered jars for making soups and cookies. ESE students also serve as cashiers and make transactions using a calculator as well as a notepad. They will also make deliveries to teachers at the school who place an order. Students learn to work cooperatively in groups and are also responsible for completing individual projects. Skills include measurement, woodworking, baking, reading recipes, making price calculations, sewing, beading and painting to name a few. The local newspaper always does a feature article on the Sugar Plum Shoppe. Students must also do a self-assessment rubric each week in which they rate themselves on various employability skills. Proceeds from SPS go toward Community-Based Experiences and field trips during the school year for the ESE/VE students.

We GROW Automobile Detail Service
Produced by ESE students enrolled in the Career Experiences Class at Okaloosa Technical College
1976 Lewis Turner Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Bev Wilson, Instructor | wilsonb@okaloosaschools.com
(850) 833-3418
ESE students enrolled in the Career Experiences Class at OTCoperate an automobile detailing service. The automobile detailing services are available to all OkaloosaCounty School Employees and the adult students at OTC as well. Services include Exterior Wash andInterior Detail. All detail services are completed by the students. Students also gain customer service skills by returning keys and accepting payments.

We GROW Coffee Service
1976 Lewis Turner Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Bev Wilson, Instructor | wilsonb@okaloosaschools.com
(850) 833-3418
We plan to implement a coffee delivery service this school year. We will offer the service to OTC/CHOICE High School employees and OTC adult students as well. The services will be performed by the ESE students who are enrolled in the Career Experiences Class. Students will take orders, make the coffee to order, deliver coffee and accept payment.

Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa County School District houses a comprehensive list of their School-Based Enterprises. For more information on individual programs/businesses, download the Santa Rosa SBE List (pdf) from the Files & Documents box on the right side of this page.

Wakulla

Legacy Café and Boutique
Vicki Strickland, Employment Specialist | vicki.strickland@wcsb.us
(850) 926-7125
Tanya English, Executive Director of Exceptional Student Education | tanya.english@wcsb.us
(850) 926-0065 ext. 252
Mission: Provide training opportunities for students with disabilities to develop employable skills through hands-on participation in all facets of the foodservice industry and obtain paid positions. The Legacy Café, David Miller Center for Successful Transition was dedicated in 2012 in recognition of longtime Superintendent Miller’s commitment to success for all students. It is housed in the cafeteria of the former Crawfordville Elementary School, currently the Wakulla County School District Office and serves as a training ground for students with disabilities to develop skills in culinary arts, hygiene, social communication, maintenance and the business of running a restaurant through hands-on participation. Students plan the menu, shop for the food and supplies, prepare and serve the food, collect money, and perform the maintenance duties (laundry, dish-washing and cleaning). Participating students come from the Wakulla High School Exceptional Student Education Program and the Program for Adults with Disabilities. Beginning in 2013, the students have expanded the business to include a boutique offering the sale of handcrafted items.