Founder Claims No Green Thumb But Regency Grows Company Thrives

J.R. Pilyih claims he never started a garden before, but you would never know that when you step into the Regency Park Elementary School. In a classroom dedicated to a large scale aquaponics growing system, J.R. and his young entrepreneurs tend to the green plants and thriving fish. The harvests are so abundant in herbs and berries that a richer learning opportunity develops by selling what is grown. Through their EdCorp, Regency Grows Company, J.R. watches more than plants grow…his students are undergoing authentic entrepreneurial learning along the way.

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September 14 2019

“They feel part of something that’s in their hands...It makes them want to be there" – @jrpilyih, teacher behind @CenterGrows4. See how this student-run business is using sustainable farming to give back to their community --> buff.ly/2UPAsYv #EdCorps #RemakeLearning

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September 12 2019

Have you seen the #EdCorps '18-'19 Yearbook? It's full of stories about students using #Entrepreneurship to connect their learning to the world beyond the classroom. Read more here --> buff.ly/2O0NK2L

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September 11 2019

"What started as a simple gardening club has evolved into a full-on humanitarian initiative." Great write up about @jrpilyih, @centergrow4, and their hydroponic business from the @ElkValleyTimes. #EdCorps Read more: elkvalleytimes.com/lifestyles/hea…

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August 29 2019

Hey there! It probably depends on what kind of business you’re building with your students. Hey #EdCorps founders, have any must-haves? Cc:@fmargret @abrownlee79 @Garlicsuter @JSalzmann2 @camiedyess @CDMdreamers twitter.com/MrsSmithNHS/st…

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August 29 2019

@KidToyology @EdCorps @achs_scorpions @HFTforSchools @vcinnovates @CareerEdCenter @OxnardUnion @VenturaCOE @OUHSD_CE @SkillsUSA @makerbot @tinkercad Keep the updates coming, Peter! We’re looking forward to watching your students’ journey unfold!

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August 29 2019

Double the amount of girls enrolled in architecture and product design?! We’ll take it. #EdCorps twitter.com/KidToyology/st…

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July 9 2019

Pittsburgh embodies ingenuity, creativity, + a commitment to hard work. Within the Pittsburgh #EdCorps community, dozens of student-run businesses are proving this to still be true today. buff.ly/2YFSbCH

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July 8 2019

We're still beaming about @LJHulen getting some love + recognition all the way from Alaska! Linda recently won a national award for inspiring young entrepreneurs and we're so proud of her – give it up for Linda! buff.ly/2XmQPzt #EdCorps

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July 3 2019

Students from four #EdCorps recently finished their school year in style by making charitable donations. Thanks to @HFTforSchools, those donations were matched $ for $. Read more here --> edcorps.org/student-led-bu… CC: @topsaw @ShamelessAUD @G_O_Designs @ivyfresh2

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