Dissolving the Walls

Before graduating high school, students spend over 15,000 hours trapped in a classroom, disconnected from the community and opportunities to learn with and from other people. It’s antithetical to everything we know about learning, and we’re trying to do something about it.

We know that dissolving the walls between the school and the community can be a powerful catalyst for learning. We work alongside innovative educators to build better and more scalable ways for young people to do work they care about, gain skills and experiences they’ll need, and come alive in ways they never imagined.

It keeps us up
at night

... knowing that young people all across the country sit in classrooms every day, disengaged and uninspired, despite educators’ best efforts. When the education students get doesn’t align with the education students need, something’s wrong. At Real World Scholars, we collaborate with an amazing community to create scalable spaces, tools, and opportunities for young people to learn and thrive beyond the walls of the classroom, growing as people and changing the world while they’re at it.

See What We Do

EdSpace

EdSpace

The best work gets done when we work together. This is especially true for educators, which is why we’re building EdSpace, a Professional Social Network designed to connect educators through live video posts specific to topics. Intuitive and human, vibrant and communal, EdSpace helps teachers do their best work.

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EdCorps

EdCorps

The EdCorps platform offers a new way to do school by bringing entrepreneurship to the core of the K-12 learning experience. For the first time ever, any class – from kindergarten through high school – can build a real student-run business as a way for young people to learn core content, develop the entrepreneurial mindset, and build the skills they need to make their communities a better place.

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EdHarmony

EdHarmony

What happens when students connect with businesses and organizations in their communities to build collaborative relationships and solve local problems? Magic, mostly. Think: more authentic learning, human connectivity, and collective genius leveraged for the betterment of the entire community. Everyone wins.

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It takes a village.

At Real World Scholars, we’re always tinkering – finding challenges that stifle real world learning and connecting with people who have ideas that could change everything. We work with people who care as much as we do to create scalable solutions that can work for communities everywhere. Jump into The Lab to see what we’re working on, share your feedback or ideas, and help us build what’s next.

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