Upcycle: Enterprise 21-22 – Veale Entrepreneurs


  • Dates: Year Round
  • Location: Varies
  • Fee: No Charge

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Upcycle: Enterprise allows students to explore social entrepreneurship through creative lessons, hands-on prototyping and an opportunity to pitch ideas. Staff from Upcycle Parts Shop work in a variety of formats that meet the needs of educators to allow students to use upcycled materials for innovation, creativity, and prototyping.

Participating schools can select to participate in a field trip to Upcycle Parts Shop, an in class visit from Upcycle staff or to use on-demand resources in addition to Innovation Kits. Innovation Kits are stuffed full of materials finished with their first use and ready for upcycling. These kits are a unique tool for developing innovative thinking as students consider not just what a material IS or WAS, but what it could BECOME.

Upcycle staff will guide your students in a hands-on exploration of social enterprise using their non-profit as a case study. Students will complete a creative challenge to demonstrate their understanding of social enterprise, and the activities can be catered to meet your classroom’s specific learning goals. This program is an excellent way for students to consider and practice innovative thinking that can benefit them in the classroom and beyond.

Upcycle: Enterprise is also available as a free online resource dedicated to inspiring innovation, entrepreneurial thinking, and community action in young people grades 7-12. Whether learning from inside the classroom or at home, teachers and students can learn about social entrepreneurship through the videos and activities provided.

Upcycle craft box filled with materials like string, scissors, pipe-cleaners, 3rd place ribbon

Upcycle: Enterprise provides online instruction from Upcycle staff, led by an introduction to the model of social enterprise, the concept of upcycling and creative reuse, and how the business model works as a preliminary case study for students to learn from. Sessions will focus on creativity, innovation challenges, instructions for product and prototype development, and leave room for student report-backs and pitches on prototypes.

Get started today at: https://www.upcyclepartsshop.org/enterprise

Upcycle: Enterprise Field Trips and Social Innovation Sessions