Grant to help teach kids skills such as ‘grit’

Partnership for Innovation in Education has received $25,000 from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation for a new summer program to help students develop skills that will help them chart future education and career paths.

PIE is working with Breakthrough Cincinnati, United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s Partners for a Competitive Workforce, University of Cincinnati’s College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services and the Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative on the program.

Patterned after courses at Harvard Business School, the PIE program will feature a local business working with students to solve an authentic business challenge. The program will span eight weeks, with licensed PIE Ohio STEM educators, school counselors and university professors assessing social-emotional skillsets such as “grit” and perseverance. It also will  include technology experts such as Polar 3D, a leading 3D printing and modeling company located in Madisonville.

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