Drew Schantz is the founder of Venture School, a nonprofit charter looking to get their doors open in the fall of next year. It's concept is a "micro charter" so-called because there will be 35 students or so in each grade level.
In the meantime, Schantz is running a series of pop-up educational experiences and fundraising to make this a reality. It's an interesting look at the early stages of one of the most talked about parts of education in Detroit - charter schools and serving neighborhoods.
4:00 - Opening the High School that I always wanted to go to
5:00 - Why open the Venture School school in Detroit and how current schools aren’t preparing Detroiters for the future
8:40 - The curriculum of fundamentals, hyper-personalization, and entrepreneurship
11:10 - What’s a micro-charter school, really?
16:10 - How does a student get in?
18:50 - Venture School pop-up classrooms at S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center
20:00 - Fundraising as a nonprofit charter school
26:00 - Private vs. being a charter school and landing in the Denby/Whittier neighborhood
28:07 - Venture labs and testing a pop-up school like a pop-up restaurant to get it right
30:00 - What is the state of entrepreneurship in Detroit?
Learn more about Venture School at http://venture.school/