Chris Balme

Ashoka Fellow
San Francisco, United States
Fellow Since 2009
My work: Sparking disengaged middle school students to take on workplace-based apprenticeships in their communities.

Check out this video of Chris's work:

Related TopicsChildren & Youth, Education / Learning


This profile was prepared when Chris Balme was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2009.
Chris Balme is reducing school drop-out rates by turning workplaces into classrooms where disengaged middle school students receive personalized apprenticeships in their dream jobs and a reason to re-engage in their school experience.
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