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Sustainable Development Goals, Action, & Advocacy: Hillbrook Leads the Way in Social Entrepreneurship Education in JK-8th Grades

Erin Schwartz
Hillbrook students are turning action into advocacy and making an impact in our community and beyond. 
At Hillbrook, reaching beyond is a core part of our program. Our innovative Reach Beyond Block, a two-hour block every Tuesday, provides students an opportunity to extend their learning beyond the classroom and find ways to engage in the real world. This week, students learned about the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Students researched an organization of choice that supports one or more of these goals and created a persuasive poster advocating for the organization to share with peers (and adults) during the upcoming Benefit Fair. At the Fair, our community will register votes that equate to real-life donations from the Scott Center for Social Entrepreneurship.
Want to hear more about Hillbrook's social impact education? In the newest episode of ReMarks & Reflections, Head of School Mark Silver welcomes Director of the Scott Center for Social Entrepreneurship Annie Makela and 6th grade English & Integrated Studies teacher Jenn Gingery to his podcast.
Jenn, with Annie’s support, designed a unit for our 6th grade students that challenged them to learn about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and identify ways that they could do things that would address these critical areas. Don't miss this opportunity to build the conversation at home; click here to listen

What are the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals? 
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership.” - The Sustainable Development Goals Knowledge Platform 

About Hillbrook School: 
Hillbrook School is an independent, co-educational junior kindergarten-8th grade school in Los Gatos, California. Since 1935, Hillbrook School has provided an extraordinary educational experience, guided by its mission to inspire children to achieve their dreams and reach beyond themselves to make a difference in the world.
For questions or inquiries: 
Please reach out to Erin Schwartz, Director of Communications & Community Engagement: eschwartz@hillbrook.org; (408) 356-6116
An independent Junior Kindergarten -8th grade school in Los Gatos since 1935

300 Marchmont Drive
Los Gatos, CA 95032
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