LOS ANGELES, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Real World Scholars (RWS) www.realworldscholars.org, is pleased to announce that it will begin accepting grant applications from high schools for the 2014-2015 school year at the ASCD 69th Annual Conference & Exhibit Show (ac14.ascd.org). The conference, held in Los Angeles from March 15-17, 2014, will bring together educators, entrepreneurs, and visionaries to develop and deliver innovative programs that make a difference in the lives of students.
A social venture capital foundation, RWS' mission is to foster social enterprise education by equipping educators with the tools necessary to teach future social entrepreneurs. The ASCD Annual Conference will serve as an opportunity for some of the nation's most innovative educators to discuss unique developments in education and seek out cutting edge tools like those offered by RWS. RWS will be located at Booth 1735 at the ASCD Conference, and plans to provide $250,000 - $500,000 in small grants to high schools that are currently teaching or engaging students in social entrepreneurial studies. The grant will give students the hands-on opportunity to learn about business creation by working with seed capital in developing their social enterprise.
John K. Cahalin, Founder of Real World Scholars, states, "These are the types of educational choices I want for my own daughters. Our mission at RWS is to introduce kids to these new business models, models like B Corps. We should do more than teach our kids business skills, we should teach them how to use the power of business to impact their community."
Want to get involved?
To better serve educators in teaching social entrepreneurship, the RWS ToolWorks Division will be a one-stop shop for educators looking for tools to teach small business creation. As communal support and industry involvement will be crucial for student success, RWS is encouraging all companies, organizations and local community members to reach out with resources and opportunities that could aid students in the creation of their social enterprise. To contribute to ToolWorks, contact RWS at www.realworldscholars.org.
About Real World Scholars
RWS is dedicated to investing in student entrepreneurial studies and equipping educators with the resources needed to better prepare students to engage in social entrepreneurship. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, RWS' mission is to improve the way business and social entrepreneurship are taught and encourage students to use business as a force for good.
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