Title

Education for Life

Location

Room A110

Document Type

Presentation

Type

Social Entrepreneurship (SocEnt)

Start Date

11-4-2018 10:00 AM

End Date

11-4-2018 10:30 AM

Abstract

In the Aurora area, 14.9% of the population is below the poverty line and with the crushing effects of the poverty cycle it is quite difficult to get out. The poverty cycle a disturbing trend in which low-income children grow up will less opportunities, growing up in poverty to have children who grow up the same way. To muffle the effects of this cycle, we must increase the employment rate of Aurora so impoverished families can gain a steady income.. By preparing students in the Aurora community, ages 14-18, with skills necessary for obtaining a beneficial job, we can decrease the negative effects of the community’s poverty cycle. A must-solve issue among students searching for jobs out of high school is the fact that they haven’t been taught the skills necessary to attain a job. In our SEV, we plan to attack this issue by organizing an after school class in Aurora high schools to teach students communication and technology skills that companies favor when hiring employees. These classes will be advertised in local teen hangout spots, restaurants, government buildings, and schools. They will hopefully be taught by volunteering adults qualified in the fields of communications and/or technology.

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Apr 11th, 10:00 AM Apr 11th, 10:30 AM

Education for Life

Room A110

In the Aurora area, 14.9% of the population is below the poverty line and with the crushing effects of the poverty cycle it is quite difficult to get out. The poverty cycle a disturbing trend in which low-income children grow up will less opportunities, growing up in poverty to have children who grow up the same way. To muffle the effects of this cycle, we must increase the employment rate of Aurora so impoverished families can gain a steady income.. By preparing students in the Aurora community, ages 14-18, with skills necessary for obtaining a beneficial job, we can decrease the negative effects of the community’s poverty cycle. A must-solve issue among students searching for jobs out of high school is the fact that they haven’t been taught the skills necessary to attain a job. In our SEV, we plan to attack this issue by organizing an after school class in Aurora high schools to teach students communication and technology skills that companies favor when hiring employees. These classes will be advertised in local teen hangout spots, restaurants, government buildings, and schools. They will hopefully be taught by volunteering adults qualified in the fields of communications and/or technology.