What are the most pressing energy and water problems facing society? How is the private sector addressing these challenges?
Oklahoma State Senator Susan Paddack knew she had to do something to better prepare students in Pontotoc County for careers. The idea started in her office, when she asked two students shadowing her at the State Capitol what they wanted to do after graduation.
Located 100 miles north of Dallas, the small town of Ardmore, Oklahoma has reinvented itself many times over in its relatively short history.
Traditional education reform efforts have centered on individuals already engaged in the public school system—such as teachers and administrators—and have commonly overlooked the role of business leaders not previously involved in education.
Maybe you look back fondly on your Scouting days, when you sold cookies instead of stocks and trudged through the woods instead of piles of paperwork. Maybe you still have a soft spot for that little sash covered in all the badges you earned over the years.
While all social outreach programs have good intentions at the core of their mission, some fail to reach far enough into the lives of those they serve to make a truly life-changing difference.