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ProjectGO

​We've taken this same approach and applied it to ProjectGo. ​No project is too big, too small, and students will receive support to bring their ideas to life. Students propose ideas that they think will make their community a better place – be it a community garden, a needed bike lane or athletic court, or just improvements for their school or community center. 

This program has been designed to help students develop an "entrepreneurial mindset", a set of skills that enable people to identify and make the most of opportunities, overcome and learn from setbacks, and succeed in a variety of settings. Currently, one-third of people in the United States make a living as a freelancer or entrepreneur. 

While only roughly 50 student projects will get funded, all students participating will learn real-world skills that apply to the workforce, college, or starting their own company.

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Real World Scholars

 

This initiative was started by Real World Scholars, a nonprofit that has focused on empowering youth for over 7 years. As the name might imply, we're passionate about education that connects students to learning opportunities that go beyond school. 

 

Since we got our start, we have been investing in a new approach to K-12 education that takes traditional classes – like chemistry, art, welding, and English – and reimagines them through an entrepreneurial lens. What was a wild idea no one understood has since become a way of life for over 40,000 students in hundreds of classrooms across 34 states. 

For us, entrepreneurship is about equipping each student to take their passions into the real world –  learning how to connect them to real people and make them a reality, directly from the classroom.