Blog excerpt provided by JumpStart.
A staggering 25 of 26 kindergarten students were considered unprepared for kindergarten when they entered Ben Colas’s class on the first day of school last year. Colas, a teacher for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, took it upon himself to solve this problem.
He developed KinderKits—an educational toolkit that provides parents with clear expectations as to what their child should come into school knowing and assistance in developing those skills with everyday items in an engaging way. Ben pitched KinderKits during the Sidewalk to Stage pitch competition at Startup Scaleup where he took home a $5,000 prize in the Social Impact Venture category.
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Originally published July 8, 2016.