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Become a Social Entrepreneur with us by your side & belong to something ExtraSpecial

We've been Brewing Belonging for over 5 years! Be a part of our diverse, inclusive Tea House Network. Get all the resources you need to open an ExtraSpecialTeas in your neighborhood and start making a difference today. We have the playbook and your back:

- financial requirements and planning

- pre-vocational readiness guide for employing adults with special needs

- state govt partnership guide: gain support funding through your local dept of developmental services

- legal resources

- press kit

- brand guide and more

Get involved creating Possibility & Purpose

Our participants are focused on serving their community through a myriad of activities that bring the world of tea alive in a unique way and we’re always extra happy when like-minded others join in the fun. Have some extra time or just feeling the need to scratch your creative itch? We’d love you to become part of our team and if you don’t see ‘your thing’ below just ask!

- brewing/baking
- stocking/inventory
- event music/entertainment
- gardening/repairing
- social media/email marketing
- videography/editing/motion - graphics
- grant writing
- data entry/organizing
- community outreach
- public relations
- blogging

Check out the details here & feel free to share

Just click below to download our ExtraSpecial Press Kit with lots more detail about our vocational community based day program for young adults with special needs, business model and financial info, product offerings, 5-10-20 year plan, and the array of people that stand with plus behind us!

Press Kit

Cherri Sanes is a recognized leader in special needs programming and education

Cherri has forged a new concept for those with special needs in a brand new way and is passionate to share it with others. To name a few, below is a list her recognitions since she opened ExtraSpecialTeas in 2016:

- Massachusetts Unsung Heroine of 2017

- Non-Profit Center Unsung Hero 2018

- Kiwanis Citizen of the Year 2018

- EST is also the recipient of 2 Autism Speaks Grants (2016 and 2021)