Learning about the food system by changing it.

Rebel Ventures has always been an educational project. Our business began in a classroom at Pepper Middle School, when a group of students was asked ‘How can you create a healthier school?’. They identified the lack of healthy snacks as a problem, and set out to solve it by making snacks of their own to distribute to their peers. Solving this problem became an incredible learning opportunity that continues to this day. The young entrepreneurs who power Rebel Ventures are learning about their food system, their schools, and the world they live in, by changing it.

The purpose of this post is simply to provide an inventory of wisdom all focusing on the educational potency of change creation.


It’s time for us as people to start makin’ some changes.

Let’s change the way we eat, let’s change the way we live,

and let’s change the way we treat each other.

You see the old way wasn’t working

so it’s on us to do what we gotta do, to survive.



If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.

– Maya Angelou


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead


The obligation of anyone who thinks of himself as responsible is to examine society and try to change it and to fight it – at no matter what risk. This is the only hope society has. This is the only way societies change.

– James Baldwin


“If you truly want to understand something, try to change it.”

Kurt Lewin