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“Students not only learn business skills but also empathy!  Many of my students were 100% committed and more engaged, knowing who their efforts were benefitting. Creating and running a business from inception instilled confidence that they could not have learned in the classroom alone.”

Grade 11/12 Entrepreneurship Teacher in Fredericton, New Brunswick

CHAT-E believes that students are most engaged in their education when they are involved in practical, project/problem-based activities that allow them explore, create and innovate to address real problems, hands-on. Learning about social entrepreneurship not only engages students in their education, it also helps them to develop care and empathy, as well as their creative problem solving, critical and logical thinking, and teamwork/collaboration skills.

The ability to create ethically sound, business opportunities, while also creating opportunities for their community has lit a fire under our CHAT-E students. No moment crystalizes this better than when our students Skype with their Ugandan peers and share stories of their products and inventions, business ideas, events, and markets.

Our Social Entrepreneurship program has demonstrated the impact of when students’ entrepreneurial skills and awareness of their potential impact on their communities has been strengthened. The number of students that had an awareness of how to access mentors and resources in their community to start a social venture increased by 41%, students’ awareness of how to create a business plan to create a venture increased by 54%, and the number of students that felt making a positive social impact was an important part of being successful went from 56% to 71%.

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Teachers are encouraged to choose the full compliment of lessons, but are free to choose ones that best suite their curriculum or interests.

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Social Entrepreneur Video Project

At its core, CHAT to the Future is about engaging and connecting young people through education.  Unfortunately however, the young people of New Brunswick have a lot of misconceptions and misinformation about their province.  Enter Hojun Lee and Ethan Hickey, two recent graduates of Saint John High School and avid film makers.  With their eyes set on educating and inspiring

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CHAT to the Future’s Signature Entrepreneurship Program

Peter McMath

Since today is #GivingTuesday I thought I would take some time to showcase and display the curriculum we’ve been working on this past semester. As the sole employee for CHAT to the Future’s Social Entrepreneurship program I have been lucky to work with so many amazing teachers, students and entrepreneurs throughout our great province. Below I have included a brief

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Why the Triple Bottom Line is important?

Millennial Dream

Recently I was pointed towards a preview for a documentary, The Millennial Dream. I remember watching this last Spring and was excited to see so many people within the province that are interested in retaining and recruiting millennials to this province. Everything rang true, the need for companies to put an emphasis on triple bottom line, that our small population

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Entrepreneurship Mentor Philip Sweezey

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In my new role, I want to focus my efforts on increasing entrepreneurial literacy, and encourage our students to embrace the culture of innovation and entrepreneurialism.

My journey as an educator over the past couple years has been the most rewarding and enjoyable of my career. Four years ago I was seconded as a Technology Mentor for the Southern Anglophone District in New Brunswick. In that role I was a part of numerous initiatives, worked alongside numerous stakeholders within the education system, as well as the local community.

As a technology mentor I gained considerable experience co-teaching, leading workshops, and working alongside great organizations like Enterprise Saint John during their lunchtime code clubs. Additionally, I was fortunate to meet and work with numerous members of New Brunswick’s entrepreneurship ecosystem. The more people I met, the more encouraged I became about the future of this province.

Personally, I value life long learning, and as such am always-seeking new ways to improve my practice as an educator. Last year I completed my Masters in Educational Technology from the University of British Columbia. This program connected me to educators across the world and was an extremely formative experience. I encourage you to check out some of my work from that program, as well as my other posts: http://philipsweezey.com

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    Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work.

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  • Kofi Annan

    Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.

    Kofi Annan
  • Seth Godin

    Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work.

    Seth Godin
  • [/ut_quote]
  • Nelson Mandela

    Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world 

    Nelson Mandela

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CHAT-E believes that students are most engaged in their education when they are involved in practical, project/problem-based activities that allow them explore, create and innovate to address real problems, hands-on. Learning about social entrepreneurship not only engages students in their education, it also helps them to develop care and empathy, as well as their creative problem solving, critical and logical thinking, and teamwork/collaboration skills.