Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

High school entrepreneurs donate $1k of profits to school for scholarship

High schoolers Sophia Gross and Andrew Rosenstein wanted to give other students a chance to attend their school, AIM Academy, which focuses on students with learning disabilities.

Opportunity Rise cofounders Sophia Gross (far left) and Andrew Rosenstein present a $1,000 check to their school, AIM Academy. The money will go toward a scholarship.

High schoolers Sophia Gross and Andrew Rosenstein wanted to give other students a chance to attend their school, AIM Academy, which focuses on students with learning disabilities.

So they started a business, selling sweatshirts and sweaters to raise awareness about learning disabilities, and pledged to donate half of their profits back to their school for a scholarship.

Seven months later, the young social entrepreneurs have grossed more than $4,000, according to Startup Corps executive director Rich Sedmak. They recently gave the Conshohocken-based AIM Academy their first donation of $1,000.

Gross, 16, and Rosenstein, 15, built their business, Opportunity Rise, as part of Startups Corps, the four-year-old nonprofit that helps teens launch companies.

Companies: Startup Corps
People: Rich Sedmak
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