Open Classroom

So much learning happens beyond the books.

Open Classroom is a series of roundtable discussions and learning workshops offered by the Babson Youth Impact Lab and centered on engaging youth in entrepreneurial action. Open Classroom follows the The Uncommon Table™ methodology that brings multiple stakeholders together with the distinct purpose of catalyzing action in addressing innovative ways to approach experiential learning.

Fall 2018 Schedule

Thursday, November 29, 4:30-6:00pm
Leveraging Entrepreneurial Learning Opportunities

Join us for our inaugural Open Classroom event where we will focus on Leveraging Opportunities for Learning. Students, educators, and industry leaders will talk about ways to help high school students gain a competitive edge through entrepreneurship. We will also discuss entrepreneurial strategies and opportunities for providing access. Hosted by Black Market, 2136 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA.

Friday, November 30, 10am-2:00pm
Ideas in Action

How can high school students access entrepreneurial resources available in their local communities? ACTIVATE students are invited to a dynamic day of venture ideation workshops and Babson undergraduate mentor-led discussions. This event is invitation only for currently enrolled ACTIVATE participants. Hosted by Babson College, 231 Forest Street, Babson Park, MA.

Join the Conversation

Why does education need entrepreneurship?

Open Classroom asks the usual players in education (students, educators, parents) to step outside of the classroom and learn how to enrich traditional education practices by leveraging entrepreneurial opportunities. When it comes to preparing for college and career readiness, there's a difference between theory and practice, two concepts that often don't align in the real-world. Open Classroom creates a space where students can directly interact with industry experts who can enrich student's knowledge, give practical advise, and create access to potential career paths.

Who can attend an Open Classroom event?

Open Classroom is an Uncommon Table primarily designed for high school students and educators, but all are welcome—students, educators, industry leaders, parents, local business leaders, and community stakeholders. We believe that by bringing together different people with diverse perspectives, together we can collaborate on innovative solutions to shape the future of education.

How can my organization/school host an Open Classroom event?

The Babson Youth Impact Lab believes strongly in the power of partnership and collaboration. If your school, organization, or business is interested in hosting an Open Classroom event centered around a certain issue or topic email us at