WELLESLEY, Mass., May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Through Babson College's Initiative on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, the Human Freedom Entrepreneurial Leadership Program held its first annual Human Freedom Entrepreneurial Leadership Program Competition on May 13, 2016 at Babson's Wellesley campus.
The Human Freedom Entrepreneurial Leadership Program launched this spring semester as a sister program to the Boston Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy. The program aims to train and inspire the next generation of anti-trafficking business leaders and entrepreneurs at the high school level.
This spring the program was taught in multiple Boston-area schools. Students have learned to think of entrepreneurial solutions to human trafficking and ultimately craft a strategic business plan to address the issue. In the fall, the program will grow to involve seven local schools.
Schools participating in this year's Human Freedom Entrepreneurial Leadership Program:
- Boston College High School, Boston
- KIPP Academy, Lynn
- Fontbonne Academy, Milton
- Wareham Public High School, Wareham
- International School of Boston, Cambridge
The inaugural Davis Spencer Freedom Innovation Award was awarded to the team of students with the best business plan along with $500 towards the start of their proposed business.
This work is made possible through the generosity of the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation. For information, visit http://bit.ly/1TEHF4f
The Initiative on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery At Babson
At Babson, we believe that business solutions and entrepreneurship education provide powerful methods of solving societal problems.
Human trafficking and modern slavery takes many forms, ranging from sexual exploitation to illegal organ trade and forced labor. Babson supports entrepreneurs of all kinds who are making a positive impact around the world. By hosting the Initiative on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, we are able to take advantage of our global network, extensive academic resources, and real-world business expertise to produce practical entrepreneurial solutions, ideas, and innovations to help end modern slavery and promote human rights.
Our mission is twofold:
- Bring together students and influential business people; corporate, NGO, and governmental partners; and human trafficking and modern slavery activists from around the world in order to develop innovative approaches for advancing human freedom.
- Educate and activate current and next-generation business leaders in the fight against human trafficking and modern slavery.
About Babson College
Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds(r). The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action(r) as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value. Visit www.babson.edu.
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