Figuring out how to pay for college can be enough of a challenge for a high school student, but covering the costs for every graduate from all of a district's high schools could seem insurmountable — or an exciting opportunity.
1995 alum Jeanine Hunkele Knapp has launched One Sand Grain Family Consulting in Appleton, Wisconsin. The organization is devoted to The Nurtured Heart Approach for enhancing relationships in families to support success and positive choices. "After my work to help start the Appleton Public Montessori charter school and other educational and family development efforts, moving into the consulting arena is a perfect fit," Hunkele Knapp says.
For Charlie Carlson, the keys are methodology and relationships. By parlaying that combination through three decades of collective bargaining, human resources management, local government consulting and entrepreneurship, Carlson and his partners built an online management company so efficient at retrieving data and compiling reports that Gallup Inc. bought the firm after sampling its software.
A labor shortage at the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development created the opportunity for two La Follette School students to analyze employment patterns and opportunities.