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Region 4 West Central SBEs

Region 1 Northwest SBEs
Region 2 Northeast SBEs
Region 3 East Central SBEs
Region 4 West Central SBEs
Region 5 South SBEs
School Based Enterprise
Region 1 Northwest SBEs
Region 2 Northeast SBEs
Region 3 East Central SBEs
Region 4 West Central SBEs
Region 5 South SBEs


The following School-Based Enterprises are operating in West Central Region 4:


Dolphin Café
CREST Crafters

CREST School
   2600 South Panther Pride Drive
   Lecanto, FL. 34461
     Maryellen Brown, Teacher
     Skye Sanger, Teacher
     Ingrid Swanson, Teacher
     (352) 527-0303
The vocational group at CREST has 31 students participating in different vocational environments with several successful school-based businesses. The Dolphin Café is open Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Students make and distribute menus, shop, cook, set up and clean up the café. Fellow students earn "dolphin dollars" for good behavior during the week and spend them at the café. CREST Crafters is a group of students who make all kinds of crafts which are sold at a local bank. Students make holiday bows, necklaces, stationary, and photographic tiles. Students also have both an herb garden and a vegetable garden. Veggies are sold to staff and used at the café. New this year is The Independent Coffee Shop where students make muffins and coffee for staff, and CREST-Mart school store where students can purchase school supplies with dolphin dollars.

Jolly Rogers Laundry Service
Crystal River High School
   1205 NE 8th Avenue
   Crystal River, FL 34428
     Toby Rowlanson
     (352) 795-4641
Students with intellectual disabilities operate a Laundromat from within the Community-Based Instruction classroom where they complete laundry tasks for school groups including NJROTC, Scallyways (the school store), and maintaining tablecloths and linens used for different events. Students are responsible for inventory of laundry materials, and items to be washed, dried, folded and pressed/ironed. Students work together to calculate bill and deliver items with bill to customer. Students work in shifts and small groups to ensure laundry is completed as required.

Hillsborough County

Dragon Java Cafe
Willis Peters Exceptional Student Center
   3035 Nelson Drive
   Dover, FL 33527
     Daryl Oliver, Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Teacher
Students with intellectual disabilities prepare, market, and sell coffee to teachers, school personnel, and students in a coffee shop.

Looney Balloons
Durant High School
   4748 Cougar Path
   Plant City, FL 33567
     Jackie Sizemore
Students with intellectual disabilities fill orders for helium balloons for birthdays, anniversaries, pep rallies, school dances, and other occasions.

Wake Up Terriers
Hillsborough High School
   500 North Central Avenue
   Tampa, FL 33603
     Sandra Marra
     Johana Ramponneau
Students with autism spectrum disorders prepare, market, and sell coffee from a coffee cart to teachers, school personnel, and students around campus.

Pasco County

ABC Store
Land O’ Lakes High School
   20325 Gator Lane
   Land O’ Lakes, FL 34638
     David Sullivan, JP/TS
Items such as clothing, paper, pencils, folders, and pens are donated to the store for students in need. Students are trained in store to organize and maintain inventory of donated items as well as market the store and create an awareness of the store to solicit donations.

Cobra Balloon Company/ Recycling
Hudson High School
   14410 Cobra Way
   Hudson, FL 34669
     Jason Vetter, Teacher of InD, JP/TS
CBC sells balloons and stuffed animals. Students take orders throughout the day, and the Career Preparation class blows up the balloons and delivers them during 6th period. Students know every part of the business such as ordering, making deposits, and completing paperwork. They also recycle paper and plastic bottles.

Henn and Friends Coffee Shop
Marchman Technical Education Center
   7825 Campus Drive
   New Port Richey, FL 34653
     Liz Henn
Henn and Friends is an on-campus coffee shop that serves bagels on Fridays. A school store will aso open as soon as enough money is earned.

Mickens' Specialty Cards
Moore Mickens Education Center
   38301 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
   Dade City, FL 33525
     Mary Lou Jordan, JP/TS
Mickens' Specialty Cards produces handmade greeting cards for all occasions, although the majority of business is derived from the Christmas holiday. For the last two years, it has entered into an agreement with the River Ridge High School’s chapter of Future Business Leaders of America to market and distribute its cards and share in profits from those sales. FBLA has also assisted in producing a catalog of specialty card products.

Mickens Pickins
Moore-Mickens Education Center
   38301 Martin Luther King Blvd
   Dade City, FL 33525
     Mary Lou Jordan, Transition Specialist
     (352) 524-9000
Students 18-22 years of age plant, grow, and sell plants while learning about conservation, wetlands, marketing, and managing a business with the goal of developing marketable job skills. Check out an article about them at

Mustang Market (School Store)
Goldmine Boutique (Thrift Shop)
J. W. Mitchell High School
   2323 Little Road
   New Port Richey, FL 34655
     Nancy Luikart
The Mustang Market sells balloons and flower arrangements, cards, school supplies, stuffed animals, and candy arrangements.
The Goldmine Boutique is a thrift shop full of “like new” used clothing, shoes, jewelry, signs made for teachers out of wood, benches, and lanyards for name badges. Students and staff access the shops to buy items during lunch.

“Read a Latte”
Wiregrass Ranch High School
   2909 Mansfield Blvd.
   Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
     Sheryl Arnold, JP/TS
Teachers choose a reading day for students in their classes and order lattes or hot chocolate. OJT students decorate a cart, put on their chef coats, deliver the orders to the classrooms, collect the money, and count it. Order forms are given to teachers in advance to get a count of orders and what period they are to be delivered. Students also have a school store, a newspaper delivery service, and a recycling program.

Star Shark Coffee Shop
Anclote High School
   1540 Sweetbriar Drive
   Holiday, FL 34691
     Sharon Gavin
The coffee shop offers staff hot coffee and tea, iced coffee, and homemade biscotti during 1st and 2nd periods. Delivery is provided. Recycling is also offered one day per week. A copy service will offer teachers the opportunity to allow students to do their copying for them.

Sweet Delights
Saint Leo University - STEPS classroom
   33701 State Road 52
   Saint Leo, FL 33574
Mary Jo McEwen, JP/TS
Students make and sell chocolate covered pretzels, potato chips, and cookies.

The School Store
Wesley Chapel High School
   30651 Wells Rd
   Wesley Chapel, Fl 33545
     John Sousa, JP/TS
The School Store sells balloons, candy, gum, greeting cards, and t-shirts during lunch times. Coming soon will be a green house project where students will grow and sell plants. Students also recycle cans, plastic bottles, and cardboard as part of a recycling program.

Pinellas County

Snore-No-More Coffee Shop

Osceola Fundamental High School
   9751 98th St North
   Seminole, FL 33777
     Vicki Michea
     (727) 547-7717 x2075
Since 2007 the Snore-No-More Coffee Shop has prepared, marketed and served a variety of hot and cold flavored coffees to the students and staff at OFHS. The benefits of this enterprise include development of real world marketable job skills, customer service and social skill development, teamwork and getting along with others, task initiation, and positive public relations for the students with autism. Donations were made to several areas of the school by putting ads in the school paper, buying adaptive PE equipment for our students, and assisting the ESE department. It’s a win-win-win!

Working Hands Coffee Café
Pinellas Park High School
   6305 118th Avenue
   Largo, FL 33773
     Elizabeth Hartman, DHH Teacher
     (727) 538-7410 x2180
Students who are deaf or hard of hearing prepare and deliver coffee, tea and hot chocolate to students and teachers in their classrooms as well as other school personnel. Students are responsible for inventory and advertisements for the coffee shop.

Sarasota County

The Landings Store

Sarasota County School Board
   1960 Landings Blvd.
   Sarasota, FL 34231
     Sarah Hickey, Transition Contact
Students operate a retail store that displays and sells student art including paintings, drawings, sculptures, and other crafts to school board personnel, students, teachers, and the general public.

“Picture This” Photography
Oak Park School, Academy For Individual Mentoring
   7285 Proctor Road
   Sarasota, FL 34202
     Martha Galvin, Exceptional Student Education Teacher
     (941) 361-6428
Students with intellectual disabilities photograph objects, assist in the preparation process, and sell matted photos to school staff and the general public.

Venice Indian's Trading Post
Venice High School
   1 Indian Avenue
   Venice, FL 34293
     Shannon Rowland
     (941) 448-6726
Venice Indian's Trading Post is a school based store where transition students sell items they have purchased as well as crafts and scarfs that they have made. Students learn to work with inventory, money and customers to prepare for the world of work. They are also learning how to market their product.




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