Virtual Learning/ Tutoring/ Field Trips
Serving PreK3 - 12
Based in Macon, Ga
Year Round Enrollment
Career and Technical Education and Entrepreneurship
Interested in the Retail Hospitality Industry? Contact us for student training opportunities.
Students, middle grades through and college, have the opportunity to experience hands-on learning through our boutique retail store. In the past, students set up three store fronts before pivoting to e-commerce in light of Covid-19. In the stores, they learn set and design, purchase ordering and buying, staging, pricing, marketing, customer relations and service, sales, use of point of sales systems, photography, managing, modeling, custom gift services, and entrepreneurial skills. They transformed spaces from bare walls to beautiful layouts in keeping with ADA standards for a user friendly shopping experience. See some of their work here.
Past and Present Projects
Ebenezer Stone Gifts & Boutique
This was our first location in Macon, Ga located in an outdoor mall. High school and college students were able to complete credits through our student-employee opportunities. Younger students modeled and selected merchandise to carry in the toy department. Parent volunteers also modeled for student photography training.
Change Gifts & Boutique (2018-2019/20)
This was our Byron, Ga location. We downsized and relocated to accommodate budget changes. Every business will face its set of challenges, but vigilance and persistence help build the skills needed to pivot and find solutions that keep you pursuing your vision.
Changes Boutique & Gifts (Present)
The name Changes represents the pivots we've had to make to maintain an existence through economic shifts, bumps, and bruises. Covid-19 brought an awareness that basically every business would have to maintain some form of an e-commerce or social media presence to exist. During this shift, we focused on planning, branding, labeling, and marketing to better position ourselves for flexibility in the marketplace.
Applications are being accepted for interns and more student training opportunities.
In the beginning - First Store Project - Ebenezer Stone Gifts & Boutique
Second Store Project Ebenezer Stone Too
Third Store Project
Change Gifts & Boutique and a Few Student Employees