Process and Product

by Matt Callahan, Associate Director of the Scott Center for Social Entrepreneurship “Smile occasionally. Your subjects are serious, but the occasional smile expresses empathy and makes us want to care about what you’re saying,” wrote Mary Hammers to the keynote…

A Short Overview of SIL

by Mark Silver, Head of Hillbrook School What happens when you ask a group of 8th graders to build upon the experience they have gained through several years of reach beyond programming by enrolling them in a yearlong, core academic…

Behind the Scenes of Reach Beyond Week with the Scott Center

The Hillbrook Reach Beyond program was launched in partnership with the Scott Center in 2017 to encourage students to reach beyond themselves and make a difference in the world. Hillbrook students participate in Reach Beyond Block courses throughout the year…

Student Voice: Reflections on Climate Action

Climate action is one of the topics that we hear about most consistently from our students when we ask what matters to them. They have an incredible understanding of how many issues are connected to the problem termed as “climate…

Gender Equity Matters, Now and Always

by Annie Makela, Founding Director of the Scott Center for Social Entrepreneurship Women’s History Month provides the opportunity to double-click on some of the stories and values we teach and celebrate year-round at the Scott Center. This month we’ve been…

Designing In Response to Community Needs

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

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?!

by Founding Director of the Scott Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Annie Makela Image © Reuters 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…