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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, July 22, 2022, Participate Learning has been named a 2022 Best for the World™ B Corp™ in recognition of its exceptional positive impact on students, teachers, schools, and communities. Best for the World is a distinction granted to Certified B Corporations whose verified scores in the five impact areas evaluated in the B Impact Assessment — community, customers, environment, governance, and workers — rank in the top 5% of all B Corps in their corresponding size group.

Participate Learning earned this honor as a result of high scores in all these areas. Since 1987, Participate Learning has partnered with schools and districts to develop cultural competencies in students through dual language, global instruction, and international exchange teachers.

“As a proud Best for the World B Corporation, our vision is to develop global citizenship among today’s students and tomorrow’s leaders. Our mission is to unite our world through global learning,” said CEO David Young. “We are committed to creating global, cultural, and language connections that empower students and educators to positively impact the world. Our programs nurture students as they become empowered to embrace 21st century skills like cultural understanding, problem-solving, and empathy.”

Every year, Best for the World recognizes the top-performing B Corps creating the greatest positive impact through their businesses. More than a badge of honor, Best for the World provides an opportunity for recognized companies to share knowledge, learnings, and best practices with the B Corp community and businesses outside of the community to encourage innovation and transformation across the business sector. The full lists are available at bcorporation.net.

The Best for the World recognition is administered by B Lab, the global nonprofit network that certifies and mobilizes B Corps, which are businesses that meet high standards of positive social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Today, there are more than 5,000 B Corps across 80 countries and 155 industries, unified by one common goal: building an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economic system.

“Each Best for the World edition is an opportunity to raise the bar for how businesses can and should operate to create real and lasting positive impact for their workers, customers,   communities, and the environment,” said Dan Osusky, Head of Standards and Insights at B Lab Global. “While no company is perfect and even the best companies can and should continue to strive to improve, the B Corps recognized as Best for the World can provide us all — standards setters, B Corps, non-B Corps, and sustainability advocates — with inspiration on what true leadership in business can look like to make progress on addressing our current global challenges.”

B Corp Certification doesn’t just evaluate a product or service, it assesses the overall social and environmental impact of the company that stands behind it. To achieve B Corp Certification, a company must meet a score of at least 80 points on the B Impact Assessment, an evaluation of a company’s positive impact, and pass a risk review, an evaluation of a company’s negative impact; change their corporate governance structure to be accountable to all stakeholders, not just shareholders; and exhibit transparency by allowing information about their B Corp Certification performance to be publicly available on their B Corp profile on B Lab’s website.

About Participate Learning:

Participate Learning is a force for good that connects teachers and students through comprehensive programs to foster human understanding and create peace around the world. As a leader in global education, they are proud to serve nearly 22,000 students, more than 1,200 visiting international teachers, and 3,000 local educators in more than 400 schools across the country – and they aim to support even more.

They are committed to creating global, cultural, and language connections that empower students and educators to positively impact the world. Their mission, to unite the world through global learning, is the purpose behind their dedication to expanding young minds so that students can thrive in the global marketplace and become tomorrow’s leaders.

About B Lab:

B Lab is transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet. A leader in economic systems change, their global network creates standards, policies, tools, and programs for business, and they certify companies – known as B Corps – who are leading the way. To date, their community includes 400,000 workers in over 5,000 B Corps across 80 countries and 155 industries, and more than 200,000 companies manage their impact with the B Impact Assessment and the SDG Action Manager. B Lab has created and led efforts to pass over 50 corporate statutes globally that enable stakeholder governance, with over 10,000 companies using the legal framework.

To learn more and join the movement, visit www.bcorporation.net

B Lab Contact: press@bcorporation.net

For complete information, visit: https://www.participatelearning.com/

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