Atlanta, GA – The Felicia Penzell Weber Jewish Community High School in collaboration with the University of Kentucky Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship and the Atlanta-based waste and recycling company Rubicon Global have created the first ever Weber Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship program for teens, with the goal of inspiring and mentoring the next generation of business leaders.
“We deeply appreciate the partnership with Rubicon, which was enabled by their General Council and Chief Risk Officer and Weber School parent, Michael Heller, and his son and Weber student Aaron Heller, for envisioning this unique partnership between Rubicon, the University of Kentucky and The Weber School,” said Rabbi Edward Harwitz, Head of School, The Weber School.
“We are proud that such a large number of students, under Mr. Settles‘ leadership, have advanced this unique educational model. In addition to our PR & Marketing Fellowship and Teaching Fellowship, The Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship is an exemplar of Weber’s mission.”
Murray Friedman, Jewish Community Leader and CFO of Coca-Cola North America, established the Friedman Family Endowment to support the Entrepreneurship Program at The Weber School when Michael Axelrod, Weber alumni parent and supporter and Jewish Community Leader began teaching the course on Entrepreneurship in 2012.
As part of the program, Weber students in the Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship have virtually unlimited access to key employees at Rubicon Global throughout the school year.
Rubicon Global senior staff frequently visit the Weber Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship class and discuss topics relevant to the exploration of the interaction between profit, people, and planet.
Weber Social Entrepreneurship Fellows recently visited Rubicon Global headquarters to meet with Rubicon Founder, Chairman and CEO, Nate Morris, and other senior leaders.