SOCIAL INNOVATION IN EDUCATION

Cambio Labs creates educational technology and curricular programs that transform students into social entrepreneurs, designers for impact, and community activists.

1.2 million high school students drop out in the USA every year.  1 in 3 students of color in the US attend a "dropout factory" - a public school graduating less than 60% of its students.

Real world problem solving skills and 21st century
competencies are not being taught in most schools

The rapidly growing tech and innovation sectors are
finding it increasingly difficult to recruit qualified
candidates, especially from low income, Black & Latinx
communities

Why now?
the Cambio Labs social entrepreneurship program is not just a high school course, but an incubator for student-run, social startups.

 During the Cambio Labs Social Entrepreneurship Program, teen entrepreneurs will work with co-founders to ideate, pitch, prototype, and launch their own organizations driven by social and environmental missions.

 

Learners will develop entrepreneurial and designer mindset while working with their teams to create companies that solve real problems. Students develop communication, collaboration, prototyping, creative brainstorming, pitching, and business management skills.

The Package for Schools Includes:
  • Licensed curriculum & toolkits

  • Connections to industry partners + mentorship/internship programs

  • Training & on-boarding for teachers

  • Access to Online Platform for up to 30 students or teacher facilitators (Recommend class size: 20 learners per class)

Price: $7,000 USD per cohort per year

The course was good about providing students the opportunity to tackle real problems with little guidance and make something so ambitious seem more and more real.

I really liked the team work, advisor and mentor interaction, and the feeling of actually doing something relevant to my future.

Daniel N , Class of 2023

THE course

This is an intensive course, where students will go through a real world entrepreneurial process. This is an extremely hands-on and practical learning experience that is rarely offered - even at the college and post graduate levels of business school.

 

Throughout the program, students and users engage in entrepreneurial coaching from industry professionals, and are exposed to internship and job opportunities from partner organizations in the fields of tech, sustainability, design, and innovation.​

Breakdown of a Typical 60 Minute Class

10 minutes

of Video or Live Lecture

30 minutes

Group work to Complete Entrepreneurial Challenge

10 minutes

Discussion // Q&A

10 minutes

Closing Discussion // Course Updates

1/3
What Participants Should Expect

This course will be instructed through a variety of media, including video lectures, video case studies, slideshows, virtual whiteboards, and the usage of our online learning platform that all students will have access to.

 

Journey program participants, prepare to team up with 2-3 other co-founders who will join your entrepreneurial team! On this course, you will meet and work with new friends, creative teammates, and business partners.

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Incubator Environment
  • Interactive sessions with rich and targeted discussions

  • Collaboration and extensive team work

  • Discovering new skills and sometimes working outside of your comfort zone

  • Embracing the iterative (and sometimes messy!) design and business testing process

  • Embracing your inner creative

  • Becoming comfortable with uncertainty and "failing forward"

Modes of Learning
  • Frequent Teamwork

  • Discussions

  • Presentations & Pitching

  • Coaching & Mentorship

  • Meeting Real Entrepreneurs that will Judge the Pitches

  • Completing Entrepreneurial Challenges

  • Creating Startup Assets for your Company

  • Interviewing Customers and Users

  • Community Engagement

  • Interpreting Feedback from Users & Experts

The Platform

Program participants will also receive accounts for the Journey platform, an online innovation learning platform developed by the Cambio Labs team. By using the Journey portal and software, students can rewatch video lessons, engage in project-based challenges, collaborate with their startup team members, and submit their assignments online. By completing challenges, teams can also earn Cambio Coin - virtual currency that can be used to claim real world rewards and professional services from the Perks & Rewards page.

Journey is an innovation learning platform, and a gamified learning solution that can be accessed by anyone, anywhere

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The Journey platform could be the solution for training and fostering innovation in your organization, find out how we are partnering with other companies to make that a reality.

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Benefits for Participants

Stand Out

to colleges in your upcoming applications as you speak about the startup that you created in high school

Network

with other entrepreneurial teens, community members you serve, and industry professionals 

Develop

business and project management skills that will undoubtedly help you secure a great job in the future

Launch

your own company that could potentially become a source of income for you and your teammates

What schools need to know

Teachers and learners need no previous knowledge about business or entrepreneurship to instruct or thrive in this course.

The Cambio Labs Social Entrepreneurship Program can be offered as an elective or after school course.

Our team has designed a curriculum and easy-to-use teaching toolkits for instructors to deliver the course as an in-person, blended, or fully virtually program. 

Our Social Entrepreneurship Program contains a variety of media and learning experiences, including live lectures, video case studies, slideshows, workshops and activities, fieldwork and site visits, and the usage of Journey - a gamified, innovation learning platform.

Get in touch

To learn more about how we can work together, get in touch!

sebastian@cambiolabs.org

240-676-3601

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