Questioning traditional education, Peter Hostrawser researches the lives and minds of current and blossoming entrepreneurs, creatives and students.
In 2008, Peter founded the OPRF School of Business at Oak Park and River Forest High School. Along the way, he has found that disengaged high school students thrive in the student centered learning environment. Many of his students have launched their own businesses while still in high school.
In 2016, Peter launched #disrupteducation as a platform to tell the stories of non-traditional paths of students and adults that lead to success. The goal of #disrupteducation is to find common denominators within the stories of non-traditionally educated successful people. Peter plans to use these stories and research to teach students how to be successful in non-traditional paths of education. Peter hopes to disrupt traditional secondary education to make it more authentic for all students.
Students transitioning out of high school are typically not ready for the next level of education. Paying a university to "find your passion" is extremely expensive and impractical. Disrupt Education equips young learners with authentic knowledge that is missed in traditional high school systems. Skills like networking, social media branding, online professionalism, job shadowing, and mentorship are topics the next level demands. Disrupt Education aims to provide youth with skills to improve their educational ROI and maximize future opportunities.