Wilbraham and Monson Academy The Global School

Student Businesses

Students learn to think and act like entrepreneurs, including utilizing opportunity evaluation, critical thinking, and flexibility in all areas of academic life. Students are engaged in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of real programs, including for-profit and nonprofit ventures. While students are learning about globalism in theory, CEGS provides real-world opportunities to use those skills.
Current Projects:

The Yunnan Ethnic Minority School Project (YEMS) is a cross-cultural volunteer program that will span the month of June 2012. During ten days’ volunteering, Melody and her group of five volunteers will be teaching English, making friends with and donating books, supplies, and needed resources to the ethnic-minority students in an under-privileged village in Yunnan Province, China. The volunteers will have the opportunity to teach and inspire these students through games, stories, and cross-cultural exchanges. The underlying purpose is to give the children of Yunnan Province hope.

The Global EcoLearn Project®

Entrepreneurship students and biology students have been collaborating on The Global EcoLearn Project®. The biology students have been preparing pretreatment forest product inventories on two study sites on Academy property, and students in the entrepreneurship class have contributed by designing products for WMA families and Alumni. As a first project, the class has designed personalized baseball bats for sale.

The Global EcoLearn Project® has been a way for the students to get first-hand experience in establishing and maintaining a business and to learn that nature and commerce can co-exist. As a testment to its good work, the project was awarded a grant from Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education in 2008.

Past Projects:

Blocks Rock!

Artfur Darfur Benefit
A benefit to support educational and health initiatives in Darfur, Sudan.

Real Concert  - “Relief Effort Across the Land.”

Porter's Progress - A workshop on understanding the challenges that surround the issues of global child labor.

Student Travel

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