Teaching social entrepreneurship in Los Angeles
Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PST)
Los Angeles, CA
"An educational initiative by Roozt.com to teach
social entrepreneurship in NFTE classrooms"
You are exclusively invited to join Roozt.com & the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) for an inspiring evening of networking with LA's top social entrepreneurs, students, and professionals!
We will be celebrating the official launch of "Mission:Possible" an educational initiative to teach social entrepreneurship to low-income youth here in Los Angeles, and we'd love for you to join.
At the event, we'll be looking for guest speakers, mentors, volunteers and resources to help these students have the best social entrepreneurial learning experience possible!
In 2011, Roozt.com teamed up with NFTE to teach a group of 35 students the fundamentals of harnessing a business model to create social good. That pilot program produced the NFTE National Business Plan Award Winner, Hayley Hoverter, with her social good concept of Sweet dis(SOLVE), a soluable rice-paper sugar packet that eliminates waste in coffee shops!
Now, Roozt & NFTE are expanding our #SocEnt education program to a new classroom at Environmental Charter High School in Lawndale with NFTE teacher Brandie Cobb.
We've set out this year to completely document our entire curriculum, activities, and engagement programs to help NFTE's National HQ re-write their text books and overall curriculum to embed social entrepreneurship in the DNA of all that they do in the upcoming years.
Please join us to learn more about our program, network with social innovators, and meet other inspiring people just like you!
The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship's mission is to provide programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize business opportunities and to plan for successful futures.
Founded in New York City in 1987 by Steve Mariotti, a former entrepreneur turned high school math teacher in the South Bronx, NFTE began as a program to prevent dropouts and improve academic performance among students who were at risk of failing or quitting school.
To date, NFTE has worked with more than 500,000 young people from low-income communities in programs across the U.S. and around the world.
Roozt.com is the world's online marketplace to discover the sexiest brands that give back at member's only prices. For every member who joins, Roozt will provide a meal to an American in need. One member. One meal.
Started in 2009 during the midst of the Great Recession, Roozt was founded on the premise that our generation can fundamentally change the world by harnessing the power of a business model to create social good. Since that time, over 100,000 members have joined and 250 brands sell on Roozt boasting features on the Today Show, NBC, ABC, Mashable, Forbes, MTV, Huffington Post and many more.
Roozt's mission is to inspire and empower social entrepreneurs to succeed and looks forward to helping inspire a whole new generation of SocEnts to help change the world!
About Environmental Charter High School
ECHS students are builders, investigators, critical thinkers, dancers, gardeners, public speakers, activists, bicycling advocates, actors, musicians, and community leaders. More than 75% of their students are eligible for the federal free or reduced-price meals program. Most of our graduates are the first in their families to attend college. They believe that engaged students in small learning environments can achieve beyond even their own expectations. That’s why it is a requirement that all of their students graduate with the coursework necessary to be accepted into a four-year college. Their rigorous academics engage students in interdisciplinary and project-based learning that not only prepares them for college, but also for leadership. ECHS is truly leading the way for a new model of education for the leaders of tomorrow!
Roozt.com is the world's marketplace to discover the sexiest brands that give back at members only prices. For every member who joins, Roozt will feed an American in need. One member. One meal.
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