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Drew Schantz

Founder & Executive Director
Detroit, MI
Drew Schantz is Founder and Executive Director of VentureSchool, and a firm believer in the power of crazy ideas. He is passionate about giving young people the opportunity to develop their passions and unleash their full potential through entrepreneurship. Drew has extensive expertise in public relations and digital communications, community engagement, coalition-building, and youth development through work with several nonprofit organizations in the Washington, D.C. area, including Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, and DC Public Schools. As a Michigan native, Drew is excited to bring VentureSchool to Detroit and empower the next generation of leaders and innovators to shape the future of the Motor City. When he's not thinking about what's next for VentureSchool, you can find Drew in the kitchen whipping up his latest culinary creation, taking a walk to admire Detroit's architectural wonders, or watching an old school thriller film. Drew holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan and an M.S.Ed. in Education Entrepreneurship from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.