156 – Our High School Students are Starting Companies with Rebekah Peter of RADD-Tees

RADD-Tee's Founding TeamEpisode 156 – RADD-Tees is an art t-shirt company that began with five high school students and a class assignment.

High school artists submit designs via the RADD-Tees website. Once the design is accepted it is included in the shop and available for purchase. Online orders are taken for a design and printed on t-shirts.RADD-Tees Motivational Quote

Part of the revenue from each shirt goes to the artist who created the design, and some also goes to the students’ high school art department.

This provides a win-win for everyone involved. The artists have their images available to the world, the art departments gain additional financial support, and we all get to wear some cool t-shirts!

The Start of RADD-Tees

RADD-Tees started with five students from Barrington High School who are in the Business Incubator Program. After brainstorming their options, they decided the business was going to be making t-shirts. But in a unique way. Knowing that the art departments of high schools are underfunded compared to sports teams, they set out on a mission to provide financial support to this sector.

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  • Practice your presentation so you can show that you’re confident.
  • Social Media Tip: If you are attending events, make sure to post about it all day long. These posts will get a lot of engagement giving you more visibility.
  • Don’t be afraid to take risks.
  • Be consistent with social media.

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