Sara E. O'Reilly participated as a guest speaker and coach for the Oak Park and River Forest (OPRF) High School’s Business Incubator and Accelerator class. The “Shark Tank” style class is a part of Uncharted Learning’s Incubatoredu entrepreneurship program and offers an authentic entrepreneurship experience as students develop their own product or service startup.
Entrepreneurs and business experts serve as volunteer coaches and mentors to guide student teams through the processes of developing, testing and adapting their business concepts. At the end of the program, students pitch their idea to secure actual funding from local sponsors and investors. Students benefit from the collective energy, leadership coaching and expertise of a diverse instructional team.
Oak Park and River Forest High School is a comprehensive public high school located in Oak Park, IL., a suburb eight miles due west of downtown Chicago. Oak Park and River Forest are communities that highly value diversity and OPRF is a founding member of the national Minority Student Achievement Network. OPRF's mission is to ensure that all students have the resources and support they need to achieve their full potential.