Many students are leaving school without the necessary tools, education and experiences to help them succeed in life.
The disconnection is largely because current educational approaches do not emphasize how education directly ties to economic value; for the most part students can’t see the link between what they are learning in the classroom to skills needed for the workforce or to run a business.
A Social Entrepreneur is one that is interested in solving a complex social or economic issue by taking the risk to find a solution. Rochester was once noted for its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit. The past growth in our community was fueled by giants who’s innovations provided us all with a rich legacy of wealth and prosperity. Their ideas transformed Rochester into a city noted for its economic growth, civic leadership and cultural reform.
This blog builds upon the previous message that highlighted the importance of making your mark in life. Now that you have made a decision to solve a problem in your community, the next logical step is to figure out where your passion lies and the specific problem you want to solve.
Heroes come in the form of everyday people we look up to; they have an idea of changing the world or the community they live in and commit themselves to accomplishing something noble. These everyday people are merely citizens that set out on a journey to solve a societal, political or economic problem or need.
We can leave a lasting mark in life by serving as model citizens.
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