One Hen is a program of Boston Scores that empowers students to become social entrepreneurs who make a difference for themselves and the world around them. In the One Hen program, we empower youth to become change agents: building small businesses and giving back proceeds to help a social cause. We apply a gender lens, working with girls teams separately from boys teams to build both leadership and business math skills.
This spring we celebrated 10 years of empowering youth to become agents of change through financial literacy and civic engagement. We celebrated with the most incredible group of individuals, community partners, and supporters!
We were moved by Amma Sefa Dedeh-Lartey, One Hen’s founding Executive Director, who reminded us of the power of coming together as a community. Our student teams wowed all in attendance with their creative products and with their passion for giving back to their community. It was an inspiring evening and we are so glad so many of you could join us! Thank you to all of our generous donors who supported the event and helped us to raise a total of $100,000 for our programs!
Leonard Schlesinger is currently the Baker Foundation Professor at Harvard Business School and formerly the 12th President of Babson College (2008-2013). He is the former Vice Chairman and C.O.O. of Limited Brands and former Chief Operating Officer at Au Bon Pain. He has co-authored numerous books including Just Start: Take Action, Embrace Uncertainty, Create the Future and What Great Service Leaders Know & Do.
AMMA SEFA-DEDEH LARTEY (Keynote)
Amma Sefa-Dedeh Lartey is a social entrepreneur and has a passion for children’s rights. She graduated with a BA from the University of Ghana and holds an MBA from Babson College.
Amma is a co-founder of One Hen and served as the organization’s founding Executive Director from 2009 to 2012. She currently leads the Africa region of Reach for Change, a venture philanthropist that runs accelerators, incubators and hubs for social entrepreneurs in key growth markets including Ghana, Tanzania, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Senegal and Ethiopia. Reach for Change identifies and invests in social entrepreneurs who have the highest potential to improve the world for children, women and youth.