The Cushman School's recent collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) resulted in the "Before It's Too Late (BITL) Internship" and the "MIT Launch" being offered to its high school students. BITL
is a non-profit initiative founded by MIT graduate, Linda Cheug, to deliver virtual reality simulations and new interactive participatory experiences that inspire people to take action on climate change. “We are so excited about the VR lab and plan to use VR as a tool to engage and educate our students,” explains Cheug. During this full-year elective course, Cushman High School students will become immersed in the process of climate change as a social science. They will be required to communicate and market BITL’s mission in Greater Miami to influence attitudes and behavior on this critically important global issue.
The second offering, MIT Launch,
is an extracurricular club designed to foster the creation of new student ventures, from those applying to be part of MIT Launch’s summer accelerator program to those that choose to operate individually. Through Launch Clubs, aspiring high school entrepreneurs are launching real startups and/or applying to pitch at MIT’s Final Pitch event in April, which brings together high school entrepreneurs from all over world. For more information about Cushman’s new high school and its innovative curriculum, attend Open House Saturday, Nov. 18th from 9 to 11 a.m. at 4700 Biscayne Blvd. You may also visit: www.cushmanschool.org.