We’re Starting A Social-Entrepreneurial Program

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We are excited to announce that, starting this Fall, all of our general-education students will be transitioning into a brand-new social-entrepreneurial program.

The social-entrepreneurial program will focus the students’ education on solving community-based problems through the development of their entrepreneurial skills. Students will conceptualize innovative solutions that have value in the real world, and in the process, develop the skills they’ll need to be successful in the 21st century.

With our addition of a culinary institute next year, the students in the social-entrepreneurial program will have a real-world small business to serve as their lab. Students in the program will serve as the institute’s management team, working on its business plan, programming, marketing, accounting, and more. As the year progresses and their skills develop, students will be given the opportunity to develop their own business plans to solve social challenges throughout southern Vermont.

The students will be supported by LiHigh School staff, as well as by professional mentors, small business owners, and community activists.

If you’re interested in watching our students’ progress, follow along on our Facebook page or keep visiting this blog!

Author: Kyle Callahan

Hi, I'm Kyle. I'm an advisor at LiHigh School. I've been involved in progressive education since I was in high school. I was an original member (and student representative) of the Progressive Program at Green Mountain College, and for my Master's degree, I attended Goddard College, which started the trend toward progressive education in the 1960s. Along with teaching at LiHigh School, I teach courses in creative writing and communications at Green Mountain College. I live with my wife and daughter in Poultney.

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