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    Change-makers start with empathy!


    Social entrepreneurs identify a problem and work toward designing a solution to solve, raise awareness, or fund it.

  • Social Entrepreneurship

    Social entrepreneurs identify a problem and work toward designing

    a solution to solve, raise awareness, or fund it.

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    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.

    • Financial responsibility
    • Personal initiative
    • Global awareness
    • Giving back

    What Is A Social Entrepreneur?

    What makes a Social Entrepreneur different from a Business Entrepreneur?



    Social entrepreneurs have a vital role to play in efforts to tackle global development problems.

    Become A Social Entrepreneur

    Making a difference is up to you.

    Start something that matters!

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    Inspiring Stories

    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

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    Accept - Accelerate - Act

    • Accept that you matter and help make the world better
    • Accelerate the message and inspire others that they matter
    • Act and do something to help solve social problems
  • 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.

    Tasks and Activities

  • The SEP Blog

    Thoughts, musings, and ruminations.

    Please reflect on this year’s social entrepreneurship project. Use the following questions as a guide to writing a thoughtful comment about what you learned:What is empathy?What is social change?What did you learn from this project?What problem in the world breaks your heart and what can you do...
    Please reflect on this year’s social entrepreneurship project and in the comment section below. Use the following questions to help guide your response.What surprised you during this project? What did you learn?What resonated with you during this project? Did learning about the six ways to create...
  • Video Awareness

    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.

    About Microfinance - KivaVideos

    This short video explains how microfinancing works.

    Differences Between NGOs and Social Enterprises

    Learn the difference between non-governmental organizations and social enterprises.

  • Student Resources

    Links For Producing Presentation Material For SEP

    Infographic Generators

    Check these out!

    Canva - Infographics

    Easelly - Infographics

    Infogram - Infographics

    Picktochart - Infographics

    Vennage- Infographics

  • Educator Designers

    Learners engaged in empathetic pursuits can change the world.

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    Patricia Russac

    Library Director & History Teacher



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    Natasha Chadha

    English Teacher

    Avenues School, NYC


  • Connect

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    Patricia Russac

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    Natasha Chadha