• Concerned by the lack of educational resources in war-torn Yemen, Michael and Riley (childhood friends) began exploring ways to teach entrepreneurship to teens in a conflict zone halfway around the world.

    A few obstacles stood in the way: because of international embargoes, getting packages to Yemen was impossible. Only 30% of students in Yemen had consistent access to the internet. Nearly every student, however, had access to SMS.

    Michael and Riley quickly realized the power of SMS education, both domestically and in distant war zones.


    Read about Arist's beginning in the Christian Science Monitor.

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