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CDS 6th Grader makes a life-changing wish come true

Bryce W. expanded his focus from investing in companies to using his earnings to help others.

Bryce W. Make a Wish Donation

Carrollwood Day School teachers are always working to impart real-world application of the skills and information students learn in the classroom. This weekend, one CDS Patriot made a real-world difference due to his ability to put his newfound knowledge from the CDS EBIT club to work.

The Entrepreneurship Business Investment Team (E.B.I.T.) started January 27 with Forbes 400 member and serial entrepreneur, Todd Wagner, at the helm with the purpose of connecting our Patriot students with experts in various industries who know what it takes to be an entrepreneur in the 21st century. Each week students heard from speakers who focused on either the E, B, or I of the club's name and it was followed the next week by a lab activity that expanded on the concepts that were covered. 

CDS 6th grader, Bryce W., earned more than $10K in stock using his Entrepreneur Business Investment Team skills. Once he realized the amount he had amassed he changed his focus from investing in companies and wanted to invest in something good for the world. He was familiar with Make-A-Wish and loved the concept of granting kids their wishes. After some research, he contacted the local branch of Make-A-Wish and chose to make 10-year-old Malik N.'s dream of owning a golf cart a reality. Malik lives in Hernando Beach and is battling Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia. This weekend, Bryce met Malik and his family for the first time and helped deliver the golf cart. It was a life-changing event for him. The kindness of the Make-A-Wish team and the joy from Malik and his family were overwhelming. What an incredible investment!

CDS is so proud of Bryce for truly embodying the spirit of our school and our motto of Education With Character