Social Innovators Program
Moorestown Friends School has partnered with the University of Pennsylvania and Schoolyard Ventures, an organization that develops university-level, real-world learning opportunities for ambitious high school students, to run the Social Innovators Program. Students who participate learn about entrepreneurship through a range of virtual lessons, interviews, case studies, and more. By the end of the program, they gain the skills needed to launch their own socially impactful passion projects.
The Social Innovators Program teaches high school students how to use an entrepreneurial mindset; this is a creative, design-centered, and flexible problem-solving framework that allows students to identify and explore opportunities, make informed decisions, stand firm in the face of adversity, and effectively communicate. Students can apply an entrepreneurial mindset to all aspects of academic, personal, and professional life.
At the end of the program, students present their projects and showcase their personal development. These projects are self-directed, but students have Schoolyard Ventures staff at their disposal for guidance and brainstorming. Students are encouraged to choose topics that ignite their intrigue and keep them curious. Enjoy viewing the projects from the last two years below.