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The Need and Opportunity for Social Change

According to the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 1/3 of American high school students, many from low income communities, graduate without such vital applied skills as problem-solving, global awareness, financial literacy, and social responsibility. In evidence, low income students are

To teach the necessary applied skills that can combat the challenging issues faced by today's students, teachers need to start early in elementary school and to be equipped with innovative curriculum and accessible training. (Rotterdam and Willingham, Education Week, Sept 2009).

In a 2007 report compiled by RMC Research, high quality service learning programs were shown to increase K-12 children's academic performance and social and personal skills.

The Opportunity for Social Change

Teaching kids applied skills is vital if they are to succeed in school and life. One Hen's programs teach basic financial literacy but also that success should be married to giving back to help others in need.

  
Empowering all kids to become social entrepreneurs who make a difference for themselves and the world.

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