What has been the impact of your solution to date?
From the curriculum that we have implemented this year, we’ve seen great enthusiasm from both students and teachers. We have connected with over 15 classes to run art activities, present on global issues, create a school newspaper, run a unit on sustainability, and begin the planning of a school garden. Through this work, students seem engaged, excited about learning, and very curious about how other people around the world live and learn.
What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?
Our projected impacts are to:
- Develop and publish curriculum to increase aptitude of second language learning, activate empathy, and increase cross cultural communication regarding sustainability
- Make curriculum available to public high schools around the world
- Connect curriculum through school partnerships
- Gain statistics and results from these partnerships to track impact
- Contribute results to publications
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
Our projected barriers are:
- Lack of time and resources afforded by schools
- Lack of interest from schools
- Language barrier to learning
We plan to address these barriers through concrete and clear communication and presentation of course planning and objectives.
We will motivate students and teachers alike by illustrating a positive track record and positive student progress and interest.
We understand that public high schools are often under pressure to stick to the furnished curriculum and assessment schedules and thus will work with different departments to integrate our curriculum how they see fit.
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School to School Partnership
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Founding Story: We want to hear about your "Aha!" moment. Share the story of where and when the founder(s) saw this solution's potential to change the world [125 words]
When living in New York City, founder Dylana Dillon was a frequent customer at the infamous Murrays Bagels. Every time she went, she noticed bag after bag being given to customers, only to be discarded seconds after when they sat down to eat...filling the venues trash cans to the brim with barely used bags. Observing this, it seemed like anyone could recognize the absurdity, and that the solution to this was as simple as a five word question.
"Would you like a bag."
With just this one question, she thought, Murrays could save a ton of resources, money, and waste. Helping themselves, and in turn the environment.
And therein lies the framework of Entre Los Arboles.
If we bring ourselves to really understand our systems, and the intrinsic and enacted connections of our daily existence, we can make better choices and communicate these choices to make better solutions.
As simply as one hand, or even one bagel at a time.