Academy student’s company nominated for national social impact award
Academy student’s company nominated for national social impact award
Posted on 06/15/2017
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Jakayla Dixon discusses her Feel the Color company at an interview

A Northwest ISD student’s company designed to make it easier for those with visual impairments to select clothes has been nominated for a nationwide social improvement award, making it one of just five finalists for the honor.

Jakayla Dixon, a student in the Academy of Business Management & Entrepreneurship housed at Eaton High School, founded Feel the Color to assist her visually impaired aunt with selecting what color shirt to wear. The company makes labels sewn directly into clothing, with the tag’s fabric – which has colors written in braille – serving as a delicate alternative to metal-based competitors.

Feel the Color will now compete against four other student-run companies for the Delta Social Impact Award. The award is presented by the eponymous airline company as a way to honor students who give back to their communities.

Jakayla and her colleagues will present Feel the Color to a panel of Delta representatives in Washington D.C. on June 21 and learn the verdict the same day.

The Delta Social Impact Award is presented in partnership with the Junior Achievement organization at its annual Company of the Year Competition.