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Bryn Mawr to Launch Social Innovators Program

Bryn Mawr is launching a thirteen-week Social Innovators Program at Bryn Mawr 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 guides students in launching 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 Social Innovators Program at Bryn Mawr has both in-person and virtual components. It begins in December with a kick-off event here on campus, followed by virtual lessons and recitations, and concludes with a graduation event at Bryn Mawr in March. 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

In addition to personalized guidance and support from the Schoolyard Ventures team, students will have two hours per week available to them after school for on-campus group discussions, support, and coursework in our Innovation Lab.

This opportunity is open only to Bryn Mawr, Gilman, and Roland Park Country School students. The total cost is $2,150, but Bryn Mawr is subsidizing the cost of the program bringing the total to $1425 for Bryn Mawr participants in order to make this opportunity available to more families. A fifty percent deposit is due upon acceptance, and the balance is due to Schoolyard Ventures by December 3, 2018.

You can learn more about the program and apply here. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018. Phone admissions interviews will be scheduled with students after their applications are received.

Questions? Contact:
Justin Curts, Director of Technology, curtisj@brynmawrschool.org
Rich Sedmak, Schoolyard Ventures, rich@schoolyardventures.com