The Exceptional Entrepreneur Program is an innovative ministry of Grace Church, empowering people with special needs. Since it’s opening in February of 2013 the program has grown and expanded offering many new opportunities. The program started out as a worm farm (Vermiculture), and since has expanded to become an Employment Training Center. The program has three phases: Job Training, Supportive Transition and Entrepreneurship Opportunities.
Exceptional Entrepreneurs learn by participating in all aspects of product creation, from ordering supplies, creating and assembling products, marketing and sales. Some of the items produced: Honey Sticks, Shea Butter Cream, a variety of Woodworking items, Tutu’s and of course our Signature Garden Art made from melted vinyl records.
Sales of all products in the Job Training and Supportive Transition phases go back into growing the program. Since it’s inception, Exceptional Entrepreneurs has employed several graduates of the job training program.
The Exceptional Entrepreneurs are located at:
601 Del Prado N. Suites 1 & 2
The Exceptional Entrepreneurs foster a safe, nurturing environment where the issues of poverty, unemployment, and the stigma of insignificance are being impacted through job training, supportive transition, and entrepreneurship opportunities.
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How you can get involved
The job-training program operates from 9 AM-1 PM Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
If you would like to inquire about participating in the program, please call 239-292-3508 or email Margaret Wear to make an appointment with our Program Coordinator to fill out an application and initial interview.
If you would like to support our program through a financial gift, donation or personal area of expertise, please contact our Executive Director Margaret Wear.
Want to Volunteer?
Margaret Wear, Executive Director
We welcome community members, friends, families, neighbors, and young adults to volunteer. Please contact us if you are interested in a tour of our facility, or information on Volunteer Orientation dates.
Purchase Garden Art
You can purchase our whimsical recycled garden art flowers in downtown Fort Myers at the Franklin Shops, 2200 1st St., Fort Myers, or at our Training Center at 4151 Hancock Bridge Pkwy on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 9 AM - 1 PM.