George School Launches Social Innovators Program

George School students are invited to attend a twelve-week Social Innovators Program through a partnership with The University of Pennsylvania.

George School is launching a twelve-week Social Innovators Program through a partnership with The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Schoolyard Ventures, an organization that develops university-level, real-world learning opportunities for ambitious high school students.

The program helps students launch ventures of their own that create value and positive impact on society. Upon completion of the course, students earn a certificate in social entrepreneurship from the University of Pennsylvania.

The program begins in September with a virtual kick-off, followed by virtual lessons and recitations, and concludes with an online graduation event open to parents and families. During the program, students will learn:

  • How social entrepreneurs create value for the world
  • To identify market opportunities and test ideas quickly
  • To develop and continuously improve a plan for launching a business or non-profit
  • To present their ideas to potential investors, donors and advocates

The program tuition is $2,150, but George School students receive a discounted tuition rate of $1,925. Financial assistance is available on a first come, first serve basis for students receiving tuition assistance from George School.

You can learn more about the program and apply here. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Phone admissions interviews will be scheduled with students after their applications are received. Two student/parent webinars are planned for Wednesday, May 20 and Wednesday, May 27 at 7:00 p.m. Please register here.

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