Open Classroom

So much learning happens beyond the books.

Open Classroom is a series of roundtable conversations open to everyone and centered on engaging youth in entrepreneurial action. The Babson Youth Impact Lab believes that in order to solve the world’s most complex issues we need to enroll members of the community (such as educators, students, parents, local businesses and youth leaders) who may have an innovative or different perspective that can move the issue in a way it’s never been moved before. 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.

Spring Schedule

February 25:  4:30pm – 6pm
Impact Beyond the Classroom
Babson Boston Campus, 100 High Street, Boston MA (Entrance at 160 Federal Street)


April 24: 4:30pm – 6pm
Unleashing Fears Around Creativity
Sociedad Latina, 1530 Tremont Street, Roxbury MA


May 20: 4:30pm – 6pm
The Intersection of Knowledge & Experience
Location TDB


Fall 2018 Schedule

November 29: Leveraging Entrepreneurial Learning Opportunities. Hosted by Black Market, Roxbury, MA

November 30: Ideas in Action


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