Social Entrepreneurship

This course will introduce students to the growing field of social entrepreneurship, which involves using the skills and strategies of business to innovatively and sustainably solve social, environmental, and economic problems. Students in this course will examine case studies, engage in meaningful discussion and research, and learn from experts in the field to help them develop a business plan for a social enterprise. Students will define their mission and plan a business that works to create a positive social change, foster economic and social equality, or ensure human rights. This course invites students to engage in a process of continuous innovation, adaptation, and learning; act boldly without being limited by resource limitations; and exhibit a sense of accountability for the outcomes created. Ultimately, students will be challenged to do as educator Minor Myers Jr. said, “Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good.” For students in 10th grade and above, or with permission from the instructor. (Semester, .5 credit)