Designing In Response to Community Needs

Student Voice

Seventh graders Tess, Brody, and Finn ’22 tell us all about their project in Ms. Ngo’s From Idea to Implementation elective.

Can you describe your project? What was the problem and who was the customer?

Our problem was that the …

Community Care Through a Sense of Belonging

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by Annie Makela, Founding Director of the Scott Center for Social Entrepreneurship

In our January newsletter, we shared our thinking about what attributes and mindsets are connected to being a changemaker. We heard from many of you with suggestions, ideas, …

2021: The Year of Youth Changemakers?!

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by Founding Director of the Scott Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Annie Makela

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January in schools has always served as more of an exclamation point than a period. This year in particular, I found myself ending more sentences …

Which Changemakers Are Inspring our Sixth Graders?

Student Voice

The celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in January serves as a thoughtful punctuation of our year-long dedication to teach children (and ourselves!) about changemakers from around the world that are working in their own unique ways to …

As Local As It Gets: Meet Our Hillbrook Entrepreneurs

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by Annie Makela, Founding Direct of the Scott Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Over the past several weeks, I’ve seen so many examples of the ways that the spirit of social entrepreneurship is both deeply rooted and ever-growing in the Hillbrook …

On Campus and Beyond: Celebrating Student Entrepreneurs

Student Voice

We get to see Hillbrook students using their social entrepreneurial skillset every day. In classrooms all over campus, they exercise and strengthen their communication skills by articulating what matters to them and what they’re doing about it. In Scott Center …

These Are a Few of Ms. Mak’s Favorite Things

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by Annie Makela, Founding Director of the Scott Center for Social Entrepreneurship

It has never been more critical to be mindful of how our holiday shopping and eating can be a powerful tool for social change. For many small businesses …

Action and Agency

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by Annie Makela, Founding Director of the Scott Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Hillbrook School

From pediatric cancer to climate change, from racial justice to homelessness and foster care, from small business support to pandemic recovery response, young people care …