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The Lewis Institute

Meet Our Summer Study Faculty Director, Katrin Fischer

Babson’s Summer Study program allows rising high school juniors and seniors to live like college students and learn like entrepreneurs. Working closely with our curriculum designer, the Summer Study Faculty Director helps to create engaging classroom learning environments with workshops, guest lectures, and more. This year’s Summer Study Faculty Director is Katrin Fischer—a faculty member in…

Youth Programs at Babson

Activating Youth from Baltimore to Babson

On April 13th, Sha-Shonna Rogers and Kayla Woolford clinched first place at the Babson Baltimore Cup, the inaugural Babson sponsored high school pitch competition in Baltimore. I Am OKah!, youth community leadership organization and educational partner of Babson College Youth Programs, is the first organization to host a qualifying round for the Babson Boston Cup…

Erika Buckley

6 Reasons Why Entrepreneurship is a Match for Gen Z

By Erika Buckley, Communications and Development Associate for The Lewis Institute’s Youth Entrepreneurial Leadership Programs. As Generation Z heads off to college, a whole new cohort is poised to enter the workforce. These young people value creativity, admire innovation, and are not afraid to work hard. Sounds like all the ingredients necessary for an entrepreneurial…

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The Lewis Institute Activating Youth

Over the past 8 years, The Lewis Institute has put the power of entrepreneurship into the hands of over 32,000 youth. After officially rolling out our ACTIVATE curriculum in 2017, we had the chance to step back and think about all of the communities, individuals, and mindsets that have been transformed and the power of…

Erika Buckley

Student Voices: Akhilesh Khakhar Wants to Teach the World How to Study

Akhilesh Khakhar has a planner with his entire day scheduled. Not unusual for a high school senior, but absolutely necessary for anyone balancing school and spearheading a thriving app. Akhilesh is a Babson Summer Study ’16 alum and we are blown away by everything he has accomplished including creating PrepUP, an SAT and ACT preparation…

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Finding and Forging a Different Path

By Allyson Kummins ’21. For a large portion of my life, I told myself and everyone around me that I was going to be an accountant. I’m not even sure I knew what it meant at first, but I said it anyway. As I got older, I found a love for business in every aspect…

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Becoming a Teacherpreneur

By Kara Falcone (Ms. Falcone to our students!). Kara received her Master’s of Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University in 2016 and has been teaching High School Special Education in Boston since. Her passions include teaching, reading, working with people, putting honey mustard on everything, and a newfound love for entrepreneurship and social innovation.…

Katie Rosario

The Power of Language

By Katie Rosario, Assistant Director of Youth Programs at The Lewis Institute. Six months ago, I didn’t even know how to spell entrepreneurship, much less interface with it daily. I started my position at The Lewis Institute as the Assistant Director of Youth Programs at the start of our busiest time of the year and was told…

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Babson Summer Corps Activating Youth Entrepreneurship

Without a doubt, our Verizon Innovative Learning Summer Entrepreneurship Experience at Babson College program would not have been possible without our ingenious and dedicated Babson peer mentors. We’re so grateful for their contributions to the program and the learnings our students received from their leadership. It’s also such a joy when the knowledge transfer and…