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CCA students launch businesses that give back

Entwine team members show off their crochet designs.
Entwine team members show off their crochet designs.
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Students in the Advanced Business Management Class at Canyon Crest Academy have created businesses that give back. Here’s a look at some of the projects:

The Forever Bloom team.
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Forever Bloom
Forever Bloom supports the LGBTQ+ community through clothing designed by students. Each student-made design carries a deeper meaning and allows customers to show their support for those within the LGBTQ+ community beyond the rainbow design.

“Our first design is an amaryllis flower,” said Michelle Molina-Lopez, CEO of Forever Bloom. “The flower signifies pride and strength, which is what we hope everyone who sees our design feels.”

The company hopes to release multiple designs throughout the month of March and 15% of all proceeds will be donated to the Trevor Project, a nonprofit organization that provides resources, crisis support, suicide prevention and advocacy for those within the LGBTQ+ community.

Forever Bloom is run by Molina-Lopez, Katie Wang, Liou Zhang and Owen Riley. To learn more, email foreverbloom4you@gmail.com

Entwine
Entwine Co. is an environmentally-conscious crochet business that aims to provide teens and young adults with handmade, biodegradable crochet creations. Their most popular products are coasters, coming in a variety of unique and fun designs. Customers can also customize the color combinations.

A portion of the proceeds from Entwine will be donated to the Japanese Friendship Garden, to help support their sanctuary.

“One of our main goals is to promote creativity among teens and foster a more environmentally-friendly community,” said Entwine CEO Angie Ochoa.

The Entwine team includes Ochoa, Jeffery Guo, Elle Van Der Linden and Holden Aldrich.

On Friday, March. 4 Entwine will be hosting a pop-up shop after school at CCA from 3-3:15 p.m. Products will be on sale for $3 and donuts will be available for purchase on the side. For more information, visit their Instagram page @entwinecustoms

The founders of Hand in Hand.
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Hand In Hand
Hand in Hand is a business that sells high-quality bracelets with 15% of the proceeds going to support Racy Children’s Hospital and cancer research.

Created by students Lily Khabie, Mark Selecky, Ian Carstairs and Yoni Ketayi, they believe that cancer research does not have enough funding. Hand in Hand believes their trendy, inexpensive bracelets for teenagers could go a long way to actively support cancer research.

“I’ve known people close to me who have suffered from cancer,” said Lily. “I couldn’t stand just watching them suffer and believe making a way to fund cancer research would not only be able to help those close to me but everyone else who has cancer.”

For more information, visit wearehandinhand.com or Instagram @hand.in.hand.bracelets


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