Young Entrepreneur Fair Celebrates Self Reliance

Second Annual Event to Celebrate the Freedom & Virtue Institute's Self Reliance Clubs at FleaMasters 10/19/19
By: The Freedom & Virtue Institute
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FORT MYERS, Fla. - Sept. 26, 2019 - PRLog -- Local Southwest Florida schools in the Freedom & Virtue Institute's (FVI) Self Reliance Clubs (SRC),  with over sixty (60) participants, as well as other elementary and middle Lee County schools,  will be at Fleamasters Fleamarket located at 4135 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in Fort Myers on October 19, 2019 from 9 am to 2 pm.   Ismael Hernandez, founder and executive director (FVI), is pleased to announce the second Young Entrepreneur Fair, showing their Self Reliance Clubs (SRC). Congressman Francis Rooney who serves on the 19th District in Florida is anticipated to share again in this fabulous event helping to end generational poverty through financial literacy and entrepreneurial spirit.

Several SRCs and local area schools will be on hand to promote and sell their produce, crafts and projects they have created. "As a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, I am focused on how we can create opportunities to give each student the tools they need to determine their level of success and achievement in life," as stated on Congressman Rooney's website ( Proceeds from these sales will help sustain the clubs through the rest of the year.

The Self Reliance Clubs (SRC), ( which include elementary and middle schools in Lee and Collier County, provide students with the opportunity to earn money for school and other education related supplies. The SRCs are now in 6 states and the Dominican Republic.  Witnessed through the achievement of goals, school performance, extra-curricular activities like urban farming, and volunteerism, these participants experience success and the reward that comes from initiative, hard work and self-reliance.

Gates open at 9:00 am and is open to the public. "These students have worked so hard to build their clubs and achieve success," states Mark Wardell, Director of the Self Reliance Clubs.

"Our sincere thanks go to FleaMasters ( as our Title Sponsor for this fabulous event, their dedication in helping students flourish is truly appreciated," states Hernandez.  "We invite all to come and see what a little initiative and self reliance can do to change a person's life." The Self-Reliance Clubs exist to educate the next generation to understand that they are the champions of their own lives. Through their own initiative, ingenuity, and hard work, they will realize that they have the power to determine the direction of their future. To learn more about the Freedom and Virtue Institute and Self Reliance Clubs, visit  For sponsorship information, contact Angeli Chin, via email at or call at 239-313-3995.

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