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.
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.