Rock Hill teens create website to fund school programs

Students created websites to fundraise for underfunded school programs.

ROCK HILL, S.C. -- You might remember going door to door as a student, fundraising for your school by selling cookie dough, wrapping paper and other random items.

But students in Rock Hill have decided in 2016, it’s time for a change.

Students at Rock Hill’s Advanced Technology Center launched two websites they say embody fundraising in the 21st century.

“I have a lot of fun working with this group and I’m happy I can do something I enjoy that will benefit others,” said Northwestern High School junior Helena Hubbard.

Hubbard is one of dozens of Rock Hill students who designed, created and launched two fundraising websites: Bay Street Garment and Student IG.

Visitors can purchase a variety of items, from gardening tools to clothes designed by the students.

“It has been great for my students because they have seen what happens-- what can happen-- when you work hard,” said Ina Pascal, one of the teachers who oversaw the project. “I feel like a proud mama! They are creative, they have wonderful ideas.”

Eighty-percent of the profits from the items purchased will go to underfunded school clubs and organizations. The remaining 20% will help cover the costs of maintaining the websites.

“We have a lot of talented students in high school,” Hubbard said, “and a lot of the talents aren’t put to use. If we do, it will help, everyone working together can do a lot more than you’d think.”

Copyright 2016 WCNC


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