Entertainment Marketing Executive Builds a Winning T.E.A.M. with New Inner-City School Program
T.E.A.M., (Tomorrow’s Entertainment & Athletics Marketers) was created to offer at-risk high school students the opportunity to develop business skills that can serve them well in a possible future career in the sports & entertainment marketing business by taking actual industry marketing campaigns and allowing the students to learn concepts and techniques via hands-on experience.
During the day, the 17-year industry veteran finds himself at the helm of a thriving marketing agency in Southern California and while he has developed award winning campaigns for the likes of FOX Sports, the NFL, NHL, NASCAR, Disney, and more, he sees T.E.A.M. as an opportunity to really make a difference in the education of today’s high school students. “We’ve been fortunate enough to work on everything from Super Bowl events to television show premieres and being able to take some of these dynamic marketing projects and allowing the students to engage and learn from actual case studies is an amazing and powerful opportunity,” said T.E.A.M.‘s founder, Randy Rovegno.
The first school to take part in the T.E.A.M. initiative is Thomas Jefferson High School in South Los Angeles. Once known as one of the most troubled schools in the nation, Rovegno was introduced to the administration there through Jefferson’s after school program coordinator Jamie Gardner. “As soon as the T.E.A.M. concept was presented, we knew we had a unique program that provided kids with an opportunity to become involved, plan for their future, and use their interests as motivation,” Gardner said. “Everyone from the students to the faculty to the principal is excited to be part of this and we hope to use it as a model for other schools throughout Los Angeles to get involved.”
Our mission is to provide at-risk and inner-city students with the opportunity to become involved in the exciting world of Sports and Entertainment Marketing using real world examples and actual projects to learn the skills, garner experience, and gain confidence to succeed in life. To learn more about T.E.A.M, please visit T.E.A.M.‘s page on Facebook or contact T.E.A.M.'s founder Randy Rovegno @ 818.282.6432.
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