Books Outside the Box: An Innovative High School Program

by / ⠀Startup Advice / December 14, 2011

booksThe education system is a constant target for entrepreneurs as we try and figure out what the best ways are to teach, inspire and mentor kids to break into the business world on their own. Universities have begun to step up to the plate and provide more courses and opportunities specially geared at entrepreneurs. However, high schools are still lagging in this area which is unfortunate because of how many kids out there never get a chance to go to college.

We came across an interesting program, led by Brenton Geiser, to help high school students think outside the box. The program called Books Outside the Box will provide students with forward thinking books like Think and Grow Rich, The Power of Now, The Art of Possibility, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Rich Dad Poor Dad, and The Magic of Thinking Big. These books will help the students break the normal barriers of thinking and make them think outside the box about the world. Then the students will work with mentors, create presentations and participate in discussions about the idea and thoughts presented in the books.

What they need:

Your money will help BOTB:

  1. Provide each student with a book of their own from our book list (for over 50 students for two years)
  2. Provide a prize for the students with the best final presentations.
  3. Classroom supplies.
  4. Payment to our venue sponsor–for end of the year closing event.

Visit their fundraising page to learn more about he program and to donate to their cause if you support it.

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What do you think of the idea and program? Did you read books like that in high school?

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