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Forbes And The Center For Education Reform Announce $1 Million STOP Award At Forbes Under 30 Summit In Detroit

By News Creatives Authors , in Leadership , at October 11, 2021

DETROIT – October 11, 2021 – At the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Detroit, Forbes announced from the stage the STOP Award: a new $1 million prize open to education innovators, providers and entrepreneurs who continued to support underserved families during COVID-19 and who seek to expand their work in the coming year.

Administered by the Center for Education Reform, the STOP Award is a $1 million prize to an individual or group who are providing an education experience that is Sustainable, Transformational, Outstanding and Permissionless.

Forbes and CER together revealed the partnership and $1 million prize during an education-focused panel discussion and Under 30 pitch session at Forbes’ Under 30 Summit in Detroit, for which CER is a partner.

The pitch session involved three entrepreneurs sharing their ideas on stage and was critiqued by Randall Lane, Forbes Chief Content Officer & Editor, and Kirsten Green, Founder & Managing Partner, Forerunner Ventures. The panel discussion featured Randall and Caroline Allen, Director of the STOP Award.

“We are on the hunt for great, successful entrepreneurs and innovators who have been educating our kids during COVID, and didn’t skip a beat to give parents what they want and children what they need during the pandemic,” said CER’s Founder and CEO Jeanne Allen. “By tapping into Forbes’ Under 30 community, we expect to uncover more outstanding individuals worthy of this incredible prize.”

“Over the past 18 months, our nation’s education system was extremely challenged by the hurdles of the pandemic, but out of it came innovative thinking and new ideas that supported underserved families like never before,” said Forbes Chief Content Officer & Editor, Randall Lane. “The STOP Award competition aligns with the Forbes Under 30 ethos of inspiring and nurturing the next generation. We know how important education is to underserved families, and we look forward to spotlighting some of the exceptional entrepreneurs and innovators striving to provide much-needed opportunities to disadvantaged students.”

The five STOP Award finalists will be invited to attend the 2022 30 Under 30 list launch party in NYC in December 2021. The winner will be presented with the award on January 18, 2022, during the annual 30 Under 30 gathering in Davos, a day hosted by Forbes in partnership with MIT, at the World Economic Forum summit.

As part of this partnership, STOP Award representatives will be contributing content to centered around education innovation and transformational education.

Applications are currently open to US-based individuals or groups and will close on October 31, 2021. For more information about the Award and how to enter, visit STOP Award.

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