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BizWorld.org Newsletter – March 2014 |  Issue #1
Celebrating your commitment to project based-learning
to empower tomorrow's leaders
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Engaging children in entrepreneurship education will inspire and set the stage for our future leaders

All of us at BizWorld.org are thrilled to announce our first e-newsletter to our vast community of educators, donors, friends, supporters, corporations, and partners. We have a new logo and look!

For the past 15 years, BizWorld.org has challenged and engaged almost half a million children around the globe and across the cultural and economic spectrum with fun, hands-on entrepreneurship programs. However, the impact of our program goes beyond the numbers. In reading this e-newsletter, you will see how kids can be transformed when they are given an opportunity to learn curricula in an environment that promotes innovation, leadership, and teamwork that values their individual talents.
 
Not every child will become an entrepreneur when he or she grows up. We do know, though, by developing their entrepreneurial skills, we are creating resourceful, innovative, proactive, resilient, and risk-taking leaders. These skills will make them strong economic contributors to their communities no matter what path they take.
 
Our vision at BizWorld.org is that children around the world will be prepared for bright futures that support global economic growth and vibrancy. We believe that by engaging children in entrepreneurship education early on, we will inspire and set the stage to develop the leaders of tomorrow.
 
We hope that you enjoy our newsletter! If you have stories and/or comments that you would like to share, please let us know by emailing marketing@bizworld.org.  

Warmly,
Thais Rezende
CEO, BizWorld.org
Our Programs
BizWorld.org offers three project-based and engaging programs – BizWorld®, BizMovie® and BizWiz- for 3rd-8th grade students and teachers! We believe students should have fun while learning about entrepreneurship and business, all while cultivating 21st century learning skills, teamwork and leadership! Our 10-15 hour, turn-key programs are flexible and adaptable and can be taught in a variety of contexts, including traditional classrooms, gifted and talented classes and in after-school programs! Learn More about Our Programs
Success Stories
Our programs help students to shine and find their talents. Sherri W., a 4th grade teacher from California wrote: "My students are learning so much about finance and business—real world applications of math, with collaboration opportunities that are all embedded in our Common Core Standards. One of my students who struggles with learning was chosen to be the CEO of her company.  She had to pitch an idea and present it to the professionals at Chevron, who were acting as consultants for our students. She was so impressive, it brought tears to my eyes."  Learn more about what students are saying
TEACHER TIPS
Looking for a way to tackle student behavior during BizWorld? Veronica L., a 6th grade teacher in Virginia, tried putting her students in charge to help students take more ownership over their behavior. She asked the CEO in each company to rate their employees' daily performances (for example, if they were on-task, somewhat on-task, or off-task). Then, during each part of the entrepreneurial cycle, the leading VP in that session grades each team member's behavior for that day, so everyone has a chance to grade their peers and be graded as they move through the program. Then at the end of the week, students got to see their daily performances and were asked to talk it over with the CEO so they could discuss what they did well and what needed to be improved upon. Thanks for the tip, Veronica!
Learn more about what our teachers are saying >>
NEWS AND EVENTS

Return on Investment

BizWorld Teachers, Sadelle Jackson and Joyce Boyd, of Southaven, Mississippi are taking student engagement to the next level and using BizWorld’s project-based, entrepreneurship program to not only develop their 21st century learning skills but also help those in need! 
 
Emily Nelson, DeSoto County Schools Executive Director of Leadership Development, was recently displaced from her home by a fire. After participating in BizWorld, the students fundraised by selling their bracelets during the Sales Bazaar. With the support of additional donations by teachers, DeSoto Central Middle School was able to give $1,200 to Mrs. Nelson and her family. BizWorld.org wishes Mrs. Nelson and her family renewed stability in this difficult time and is proud to support the generous and innovative students and teachers at DeSoto Central Middle School. Learn the full story

Annual Awards Dinner
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Join us for an inspiring evening at the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco, CA, as we honor Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, Executive Chairman of Qualcomm Incorporated, with the BizWorld.org Education Innovator Award.  Buy Tickets! 

Bring BizWorld.org to Your Company! Host a Camp 

Your corporation and its employees have an opportunity to host Camp BizWorld and give back to their communities by involving employees to become volunteers and mentors. For more information about hosting Camp BizWorld, please contact Melissa Doppler at Melissa.Doppler@bizworld.org or call 415.503.5880
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