How Startups can Help Children Cultivate Skills that Matter in Schools

In an opinion expressed by Entrepreneur contributor, Sandy Nagy tackles how startups can provide children the support they need to nurture their skills that matter in their schools.

Nagy shares data from the World Economic Forum that finds 65 per cent of children entering primary school will have jobs that do not yet exist and for which their education will fail to prepare them, leaving skills gaps and future unemployment.

Nagy shares the question from students of "How will this help me in the 'real' world?" and points out that students deserve an answer that will resonate deeply with them, and help them to make connections to their future.

Nagy recommends critical thinking, effective communication, creativity, collaboration, curiosity, ambition, resourcefulness, entrepreneurship, empathy, and global and future vision as key traits to be nurtured, fostered and harnessed among students.

Nagy advises that education needs to put a greater emphasis on the journey of learning and less on the final outcome, and more on the questions and less on the answers. Read the Entire Article


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New Tools for Improving Attendance in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

The U.S. Department of Education's Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Mid-Atlantic has partnered with the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) to provide support of their initiative called...more

Impact Investing Partnership Helps Operation HOPE Serve More Families and Children
Foundation: San Diego Foundation

A new impact investing partnership between The San Diego Foundation and local nonprofit Operation HOPE – North County is recently launched to enable organizations and donors to leverage charitable...more

Successful Providence Childhood Language Program Expands to 5 Other Cities
Foundation: Bloomberg Philanthropies

Providence Talks is expanding into five additional U.S. cities. Bloomberg Philanthropies recently announced that Birmingham, Alabama, Detroit, Hartford, Louisville and Virginia Beach are picking up...more

Cartoon Network and LA Nonprofit Launch Mentorship Program for Autistic Artists

Cartoon Network Studios and Exceptional Minds have recently launched a digital-arts mentorship program for people with autism. The inaugural pilot program will pair more than 20 Exceptional Minds...more

HHS Awards $374 Million to Programs Supporting Maternal and Child Health

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced $351 million in funding to 56 states, territories, and nonprofit organizations through its Maternal, Infant, and Early...more

Can Online Preschool Program Prepare Children for Kindergarten?
Foundation: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Lilly Endowment

Purdue University recently announced a $40 million Lilly Endowment grant to Purdue Research Foundation. The grant aims to help create Purdue's Engineering and Polytechnic Gateway Complex, a project...more

Oxford Scholarship Goes to Aussie Social Enterprise Founder

Rangan Srikhanta, founder of Sydney-based One Education and its offshoot One Laptop per Child, is one of five individuals from around the world to be given a Skoll Scholarship to study an MBA at the...more

Novel Giving Strategy - Letting Nonprofits Decide How to Use Funding

Jeff Bezos, founder, CEO, and president of Amazon.com, decided to try something different with his new billion-dollar charity, Day One Families Fund. Bezos, through his charity, announced that he...more

CyberSTEAM Program Rolled Out in Newport News Public Schools

A new CyberSTEAM program will be introduced to seven Newport News Public Schools this fall, and it's going to remain for at least the next four years. Around 45 elementary and middle school...more

Ecoprenuership - Promoting Well-Being of Children through Climate Resilience

Peter Makwanya, a climate change communicator, writes for NewsDay and shares his opinion on sustainable living and survival of children. He highlights the essence of environmental eco-prenuership...more






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