What matters
to you?

What are you
doing about it?

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Scott Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Founded in 2017, the Scott Center for Social Entrepreneurship was born out of Hillbrook School’s vision of helping children reach beyond to make a difference in the world. Our JK-8th grade social entrepreneurship education model is among very few of its kind worldwide.

The Six Pillars of Social Entrepreneurship

These pillars guide our work and help define this newly emerging commitment to educational excellence.

Story

Seen, Valued, and Celebrated

Agency

Sustaining the Changemaker

Civics

Find Your People

Design

Ideas into Impact

Finance

Your Money is a Vote

Systems

Reshaping the World

Vision

Inspire all learners to see the world as it is, imagine what it might be, and partner with communities to realize long-term impact for people and the planet.

Mission

All schools locally and globally will have social entrepreneurship as a core subject. The Scott Center empowers learners to engage deeply in complex challenges locally and globally. Created by Hillbrook School in order to better meet our vision - to inspire children to achieve their dreams and reach beyond themselves to make a difference in the world, the Scott Center ignites the changemaker in all students, nurturing the skills and mindsets to turn ideas into impact. In partnership with educators, social impact leaders, and entrepreneurs, the Scott Center seeks to cultivate a collaborative learning community that applies the best practices of social entrepreneurship. The Scott Center believes that building an entrepreneurial mindset requires on-going engagement with the six pillars of entrepreneurship education: design, story, civics, systems, finance and agency. Experiences both on and off campus deepen our connection to communities, push us to ask big questions, and imagine our roles in creating/shaping a more just and equitable world. Through the work of the Scott Center, students gain the confidence to answer and act upon our two guiding questions, What matters to you and what are you doing about it?

Kids mixing science and fun at the Scott Center.

“The Scott Center for Social Entrepreneurship has deepened and extended our efforts to reach beyond and make a difference in the world. Annie has provided new frameworks to understand social entrepreneurship and impact, and in the process has catalyzed our longstanding commitment to place student choice and engagement at the center of the learning experience. Students at Hillbrook increasingly recognize that they have the agency, the opportunity, and the obligation to discover what matters to them and to find out how they can do something about it.”

Mark Silver, Head of School at Hillbrook

The Scott Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Hillbrook School was made possible by a generous grant from the Scott Foundation. We are grateful for their partnership of time, talent, and treasure to make this work possible.

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