Friday, October 23, 2015
New York Life Foundation Supports Ozone Park Students Learning about Start-up Businesses
Where can you find the brains behind a solar-powered phone charger or a jacket that adjusts itself to changes in temperature? No, not Silicon Valley.
They’re at MS 137 in Ozone Park.
The students there are part of a pilot program that brings entrepreneurial and technology resources to teach students real-world business skills, in an effort to prepare them for college and their future careers, set up by Virtual Enterprises International, in partnership with the New York Life Foundation and city Department of Education.
Laura Mastrogiovanni, principal at MS 137, said on Tuesday she has been blown away by the progress the students have made in the program since the beginning of the school year.