Ari Schlactus is a sophomore at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, Maryland. He plays varsity soccer at JDS and Ultimate Frisbee with Poets and Pitchers, a team of mixed public and private high school students, as well as last year's State champions. Ari also loves to travel and recently traveled to Puerto Rico, where he helped provide Christmas gifts to a community devastated by Hurricane Maria and extreme poverty. Outside of school, Ari enjoys skiing and spending his mornings at Cars and Coffee, a gathering for vintage and super car enthusiasts. Ari looks forward to attending the Entrepreneurship Institute at Georgetown University this summer.
Impact L'Atid Venture: Connect 48- Connect 48 is a company devoted to growing and strengthening the connection between secular or unaffiliated Jewish teens and Israel, through a shared interest in business, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Connect 48 Students will have access to a live platform of successful Israeli business leaders. Connect 48 Students will be empowered to turn ideas into world-changing realities by mentors who provide professional knowledge and insight, as well as, strong, positive, ever-lasting connections with Israel and Israeli business leaders.