Corpus Callosum is an educational non-profit organization that uses entrepreneurship to engage students in their learning. We take what students are learning in school and create relevant, real world applications of that knowledge and skill – tapping into the expertise within local businesses to help students create successful companies. Through this process, students see how the skills and knowledge they are learning in school apply to their success in life.
The corpus callosum is a band of tissue that facilitates connections between the left and right sides of the brain. As our name suggests, we use whole-brain learning activities, integrating all subject areas and the arts, as we “Dream It! Fix It! Build It! Grow It!.” Our vision is to be the intersection of private sector business and lowcountry students, where community leaders of today can help teach our most valuable resource – the leaders of tomorrow.
Corpus Callosum was created after conversations between educators and business owners around student disengagement in school. Learning should be hands-on and relevant to the lives of students in order to capture their attention and motivate them. Corpus Callosum was founded and incorporated as a non-profit organization in January 2013 with a mission to ignite a passion for learning through principles of entrepreneurship and dynamic experiences in the arts and sciences. We delivered high impact programming in multiple schools and community centers around Charleston to more than 1,700 students during the 2015-16 school year. Through our programs we engage students in their learning, which has been shown to improve attendance rates, reduce behavioral referrals, and increase the level of student engagement in school.