Change-makers start with empathy!
Social entrepreneurs identify a problem and work toward designing a solution to solve, raise awareness, or fund it.
Social entrepreneurs identify a problem and work toward designing
a solution to solve, raise awareness, or fund it.
Why It Matters!
Social entrepreneurship combines ingenuity, resourcefulness, and determination to address local through global challenges.
Social entrepreneurs share a passion to help improve the lives of others.
What Is A Social Entrepreneur?
What makes a Social Entrepreneur different from a Business Entrepreneur?
Become A Social Entrepreneur
Making a difference is up to you.
Start something that matters!
One Hen: How One Small Loan Made A Big Difference by Katie Smith Milway
One Plastic Bag by Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia by Miranda Paul
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
Ryan and Jimmy: And the Well In Africa That Brought Them Together by Herb Shoveller
Four Feet, Two Sandals by Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson and Sean Qualls
The Journey by Francesca Sanna
Brothers In Hope: The Story Of the Lost Boys Of Sudan by Mary Williams
Wangari’s Trees of Peace: A True Story From Africa by Jeanette Winter
Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees by Franck Prevot
Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai by Claire A. Nivola
The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
Campaign For Change
Here we go...
Making A Difference
Buckley’s fifth grade social entrepreneur curriculum aims to identify and explore social issues, inspire and equip our students to take action for a change, engage in meaningful ways to help others, and develop leadership skills that affect real change. The goal of the project is to inspire our students to empathize with an issue that needs attention whether local, national, or global. It does not take much to help others. Sometimes the smallest aid can make a huge difference.
Take a look and learn more about helping others.
Empathy vs Sympathy
To be empathetic is to connect to our own feelings.
The Other Pair Of Shoes
These students did a water walk to understand how hard it is to obtain clean water. They learned to empathize with others who do this on a daily to survive.
The Other Pair Of Shoes
We take shoes for granted sometimes. That is not always the case. Watch what happens as others go beyond to help.
Differences Between NGOs and Social Enterprises
Learn the difference between non-governmental organizations and social enterprises.