Butte College’s Students in Free Enterprise has changed its name to “Enactus,” reflecting the recent name change of the international program.
Students in Free Enterprise, now Enactus, is a world-wide university and college campus program dedicated to supporting students in developing community outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need.
Established almost 40 years ago Enactus pioneered a program model that deploys student teams, with the advice and support of academic and business leaders, to design and implement community empowerment projects in 39 countries.
The Butte College Enactus Club has been thriving for 20 years contributing to fellow students, the college community at large as well as the community and K-12 schools in its service area of Butte and Glenn counties. The local Enactus Club’s 53 members have spearheaded or participated in numerous projects including tutoring, working with middle-school students on goal setting, lending helping hands to Habitat for Humanity projects and local fundraisers and awareness projects such as the Walk for Water.
“The focus of the club has always been to provide students the opportunity to better themselves through service. It’s not just about free markets and it’s not just for business or economics’ students it’s about service. The name change provides more opportunity for inclusion, widening the scope of the club as a place for service that includes every one not just those with a business perspective,” said Andy Radler, Enactus faculty advisor.
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