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Address:
Boston Scores
29 Germania Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Websites:
www.onehen.org
www.thegoodgarden.org
Contact:
Dwayne Simmons
dwayne@bostonscores.org

About One Hen, Inc:

One Hen launched in 2009, equips educators with stories, interactive media and grades 3-to-8 lesson plans and curriculum to inspire kids to four values: financial responsibility, personal initiative, global awareness and giving back. Our mission is to empower all kids to become social entrepreneurs, who make a difference for themselves and the world. Each of our programs, One Hen: Microfinance for Kids and The Good Garden: Food Security for Kids, introduces a compelling social issue, around which we provide flexible curriculum resources, web-based activities and hands on projects. To date, educators from 142 countries and across the U.S. and Canada are using One Hen resources in schools, after schools and summer schools. Visit www.onehen.org and www.thegoodgarden.org.

One Hen Impact
To date, over 17,300 students have participated in One Hen, Inc's face-to-face programs and over 500 educators have been trained or are downloading resources from One Hen's websites. In 2009, One Hen piloted programs in New York, Boston and North Carolina. Testing showed 30%-40% gains in students' confidence in business building and belief in giving back to community. In 2010, summer programs scaled from 100 children at three sites in one city to five cities and over 2000 children in six cities: New York, Boston, Baltimore, Augusta and Detroit and San Francisco. In addition, teachers in 50 states and 142 countries self-serve by downloading lesson plans from our websites and using One Hen resources in their teaching.

One Hen History
In September 2008, a group of four women who had taken leadership in the volunteer movement around the book One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference and website www.onehen.org - Katie Smith Milway, Amma Sefa-Dedeh, Monique Muri and Karen Schultz - met at Babson College with other volunteers and founded One Hen forming a volunteer management team and registering One Hen Inc. as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in January 2009. One Hen is built upon the global lessons of a children's book One Hen: Microfinance for Kids, written by author Katie Smith Milway as well as the interactive website www.onehen.org developed as a pro bono project by Sapient Interactive, the marketing services group of Sapient Nitro, and Bain & Company's Community Works program. An educator movement began to grow around these resources and request for more support from the One Hen volunteer team, inspiring One Hen's founders to start the nonprofit.

Videos/ News:
One Hen Co-founders tell the story http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWIaA3tTrIE
What kids say about One Hen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWIaA3tTrIE
ABC News profile by Charlie Gibson of Katie Smith Milway 05/ 01/09 http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=7484763
Boston Herald http://www.onehen.org/newsletter/september/bostonherald_smallloanarticle.pdf

 
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