About Articles:Each week KWHS publishes informative articles on topics from business to entrepreneurship to college. The stories are written specifically for high school students.
- Calling all West Coast HS educators: Apply now for the @WhartonHS - @PwC_LLP #finlit seminar! The deadline is here! bit.ly/13SCfe2 - 2 weeks ago
- Thank you to all the HS teachers who helped make the #KWHS #investment challenge a success! @agreberman @dancingzee #thankateacher - 2 weeks ago
- Congrats to the winners of our Investment Challenge! Centsational from Bodine HS and Superiority Investment from Montgomery Blair HS #finlit - 2 weeks ago
- @WhartonHS and @PwC_LLP are offering a free #finlit seminar in San Francisco! HS educators apply by 5/9 at bit.ly/17tlE2i #hsbfr - 2 weeks ago
- Attn Educators! Upcoming @WhartonHS and @PwC_LLP seminar will teach #finlit for the HS classroom—learn more: bit.ly/17tlE2i #hsbfr - 3 weeks ago
In the next few weeks, Alexandra “Alex” Kukoff, a 14-year-old entrepreneur from California, will begin reviewing designs submitted by engineers to create a special pair of closed-captioning glasses for hearing-impaired moviegoers. It is a story of how a new entrepreneur with little technological expertise can use the Internet to make the necessary high-tech connections to turn an idea into a prototype [an early sample or model built to test a product or concept].
Published on: April 23, 2013
As Earth Day approaches on April 22, KWHS calls on guest writer Rebecca Unger, a high school senior from Massachusetts, to explore the environmental justice movement. Says Unger: “Environmental justice is significant for adolescents, educators and aspiring businesspeople alike. A good entrepreneur needs to consider the practical implications of how systemized inequality affects the market; a good citizen needs to consider the moral implications of failing to challenge that inequality.”
Published on: April 10, 2013
The business of sustainability – meeting the needs of the present without compromising resources for future generations — is growing among companies with a social conscience. Guayakí, which makes and sells Yerba Mate beverages, is an example of a company that has built its entire business model on practices that drive environmental and social change. Its main goal: to get you, as the consumer, to support sustainability with your dollars.
Published on: March 12, 2013
No Facebook or Twitter? No access to the Internet? If it sounds too radical to believe, then consider this: It is the reality in North Korea. What’s more, young professionals in North Korea, which is under restrictive communist rule, know very little about basic business concepts like entrepreneurship and private equity. Geoffrey See, founder of Choson Exchange, is helping to bring business knowledge to the country, where young people are excited by new ideas and the potential for change.
Published on: July 30, 2012
In the pure rising-star sense of the word, Rachael Chong, founder of Catchafire, is, well, hot. She recently made Fast Company’s list of the 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2012, and she is quite popular on the media circuit. While finance used to be her professional focus, she now helps business people build a very different kind of wealth – by giving back.
Published on: July 3, 2012
Teens across the U.S. are increasingly starting nonprofits and giving back to their communities, all the while learning critical business skills. Winners of the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards talk about their activism and journeys as young social entrepreneurs.
Published on: May 21, 2012
The Week in Review:
It was a week of inspiring innovation at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. More than 1,500 high school students considered the world’s brightest young scientists took part in the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2012 on May 13-18. They shared ideas, showcased cutting-edge research and inventions and competed for more than $3 million in awards. KWHS sat down with fair attendee Catherine Wong to discuss making a global impact through biomedical engineering.
Published on: May 20, 2012
Talk about a love for soccer. Kids in Africa are known to fashion soccer balls out of just about anything they can find in order to play the game. Jeff DeCelles and his Grassroot Soccer colleagues have used that passion as a platform to teach young people about HIV and AIDS. In this podcast with Knowledge@Wharton High School editor Diana Drake, DeCelles discusses soccer for social good and his path from the University of Vermont to Sub-Saharan Africa.
Published on: May 10, 2012