Six students selected to learn first-hand about fair trade

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Just Creations, a boutique that carries only fair-trade items, announced the names of six students selected to participate in its Fair Trade Ambassador Program this school year.

The Frankfort Avenue store selected the following high school juniors: Abi Prewitt of Presentation Academy, Jonathan Eng of Trinity High School and Mercy Academy students Anna Disselkamp, Lindsey Hahn, Katie Kimerly and Macey Pearl.

They will receive in-store training, take course-work and complete reading assignments related to fair-trade practices.

Fair trade is designed to empower people in the developing world — from coffee growers to artists — by paying them a fair wage for their work.

The ambassador program began in 2007 as a way to educate young people about the business of fair trade and foster new advocates for its practices. Fifty-seven students have taken part in the program so far, according to a news release from the store.

Just Creations is a non-profit that was started by St. William Church. It is governed by a board of directors and led by an executive director. It has a small paid staff and a team of more than 80 volunteers, according to its website.

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