Keystone Oaks School District News Article

High School’s student-run business featured on EdCorp “Building Beyond the Classroom” video series

Golden Oaks Designs, Keystone Oaks High School’s student-run business, has raised nearly $2,000 in 14 months, by selling handmade corn hole boards and bean bags, hand-turned pens, pencils and cases, and wooden personalized cutting boards. Students also made “Stronger than Hate” keychains, raising more than $300 to support families who had been impacted by the tragedy at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood in October. 

Led by High School Technology Education teachers Craig Wetzel and Dennis Sarchet, 18 students are participating in the Real World Scholars Program, giving them to put entrepreneurship at the center of the classroom learning experience. With the guidance of their teachers, students run every aspect of the business - from product design and manufacturing, to finance and marketing. 

Golden Oaks Designs was selected by Real World Scholars to be the first business highlighted in their new “Building Beyond the Classroom” series. Students shared their experiences participating in the EdCorp Program and teachers shared how the program benefits their students. 

Click here to watch the video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgLO1lIHOPU&feature=youtu.be

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