Jodie Woodruff on: Students Presenting Business Plans to Professionals
“I think when we allow students to pursue learning through their invested interests we give them ownership and a pathway to lifelong learning.” – Jodie Woodruff

Jodie Woodruff

School: The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center (The Met)

Type of School: Public - District

Location: Providence, RI

School Population: 838

Demographic: 66% minority students

% Free/reduced lunch program: 71%
Students Presenting Business Plans to Professionals
  1. Challenge students to find a feasible idea to turn into a business plan.
  2. Bring in guest speakers to help students prepare their business plans and pitches.
  3. Bring in professionals to judge student pitches and give them feedback.
  4. Inform judges about the time commitment.