Jan 7, 2023 |

Gravitas Launches Sustainable Social Entrepreneurship Course for Elementary School Students in the US, Korea, and Australia

By Sean Riley


The Stony Brook School’s Gravitas program is excited to announce a new interactive, project-based, live online class for students in the US, Korea, and Australia in grades 1-6: Sustainable Social Entrepreneurship.

In this class, which launched Friday, January 6th, 43 students are working with their peers from different countries to design solutions to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a set of 17 global goals that address pressing issues such as:

  1. No Poverty
  2. Zero Hunger
  3. Good Health and Well-being
  4. Quality Education
  5. Gender Equality
  6. Clean Water and Sanitation
  7. Affordable and Clean Energy
  8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
  9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  10. Reduced Inequalities
  11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
  12. Responsible Consumption and Production
  13. Climate Action
  14. Life Below Water
  15. Life On Land
  16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  17. Partnerships for the Goals

Students will be guided by Sam Ahn, Gravitas’s Director of Passion Academies and doctoral candidate at Columbia University Teachers College. Mr. Ahn will lead students through the process of identifying a problem, researching potential solutions, and creating a plan to implement their ideas. By working together, students will learn about these pressing global issues and develop skills in collaboration, critical thinking, and problem-solving as they come up with creative solutions to address them. They will also have the chance to present their projects to their classmates and receive feedback from their peers. By working with students from other countries, they will learn about different cultures, perspectives, and challenges, which will broaden their understanding of the world and help them become more globally-minded citizens.

The Sustainable Social Entrepreneurship class is a unique opportunity for students to make a difference in the world while also developing valuable skills. To learn more about the class and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, visit the UN’s SDG website. If you are interested in participating in future offerings of courses like this one, please contact gravitas@sbs.org.

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