Texas Wesleyan University continues its mission to prepare and support our students to be community active and globally conscience to bring us closer to more technologic and innovative ways of living. This academic year offers our regional acclaimed student business
professionals, to present the “PolyWes Gardens” project. An applied initiative that emphasis the cultural and economical potential of the Polytechnic Heights and Stop Six areas.
The PolyWes Gardens project team is a collaboration of a brilliant group of six, Texas Wesleyan University trained-agents of change who work for the enhancement and betterment of their community. In an effort to propel this exciting initiative forward into the implementation phase and beyond, we are organizing our efforts to receive funding, gifts in kind and other support and partnerships. This is your opportunity to be a part of the advancement of this movement .
The project was inspired after starting a local Enactus group within the Entrepreneurship Club at Texas Wesleyan University. Enactus is an international organization dedicated to enabling progress through entrepreneurial action. It provides a platform for university students to collaborate with business and academic leaders in the development of entrepreneurial-based projects that empower people to transform opportunities into real, sustainable progress for themselves and their communities. The quality and impact of the students’ projects are evaluated by leading executives through a series of regional, national and global competitions. The Enactus experience not only transforms the lives of the people served, it also transforms the lives of the students as they develop into entrepreneurially-minded, socially-responsible leaders.
Supporting the Enactus Team
We have identified two potential ways to help support the Enactus Team with this project:
1. USA National Expo competition. The competition in St. Louis involves travel and related expenses for our 10-member team. Below is a list of the team member names and roles and is followed up with a projected budget to participate in the next level of competition.
2. PolyWes Gardens Project. We are starting a community garden in the Polytechnic Heights area to provide these residents access to fresh food. According to the USDA, this area qualifies as a food desert (access to fresh food is a mile or greater from this community). This project is multi-faceted, in that, it will meet a need (fresh food), partner Texas Wesleyan University with some local groups (Boys and Girls Club and Polytech High School) to maintain the garden, stimulate economic activity through sale of the produce at a local Farmers Market, and ultimately continue to revitalize the area.
The attached budget details some of the initial cost to start the project. If you would like more information about this project and subsequent needs, please contact a member of the Enactus team. We appreciate your support!