Circle of Blue director J. Carl Ganter visits his former high school and gets hope for the future.
Yesterday morning, I spoke to a group of entrepreneurial students at Traverse City Central High School. Coincidentally, we were in the same classroom where I had taken typing in 10th grade and written articles that led me to a career in journalism.
The class that I was speaking to, Junior Achievement, had launched a business, made a profit, and decided to donate a portion of the profits to a local nonprofit.
These students did extensive research and finally chose Circle of Blue, because of our team’s commitment to make the world a better place from our headquarters in Traverse City, the heart of the Great Lakes. They contributed $84.10 + enthusiasm, next-generation commitment, and local empowerment = priceless.
Are you in or do you teach a class that is interested in Circle of Blue’s mission? What do you think about entrepreneurism and water being taught in the classroom? Let me know by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org, sending me a tweet to @jcganter, or commenting below. Click here to sign up for our weekly newsletter. Or, click here to make a donation towards our continued work.
— J. Carl Ganter
Circle of Blue Director
J. Carl Ganter is co-founder and director of Circle of Blue, the internationally recognized center for original frontline reporting, research, and analysis on resource issues with a focus on the intersection between water, food, and energy.