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Earn digital badges and Skillcoin Rewards™ when you secure digital badge sponsorships, complete online courses to unlock secret learning levels, or submit proof of your completed service-learning projects.


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Become a student, volunteer,
STEM++ mentor, nonprofit or business
Partner In Education.



$10 - $1
MEMBER FEES

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Select Pathway

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Select a high demand
STEM++ career pathway
to explore



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Learn

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Complete online courses and service-learning projects through NEXT Steps Partners In Education University.



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TARGETED COLLEGE TOWNS

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Earn

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Submit proof of your work
to earn digital badges and Skillcoin Rewards™



$3 -10
SKILLCOINS EARNED PER PROJECT

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Digital Badge Categories


Program Badges
$3.00 Skillcoins

Earned when students discover local resources within their community or town.

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 $10.00 Sponsorship

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Project Badges
$6.00 Skillcoins

Earned when students research and design their service learning projects and activities.

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 $20.00 Sponsorship

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Task Badges
$9.00 Skillcoins

Earned when students engage with their JEM Teams and Partners In Education network.

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 $30.00 Sponsorship

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Skills Badges
$12.00 Skillcoins

Earned when students demonstrate applied skills from a STEM++ Career Cluster.

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 $40.00 Sponsorship

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Leadership Badges
$15.00 Skillcoins

Earned when students demonstrate effective leadership skills that create solutions for real-life challenges.

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 $50.00 Sponsorship

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NSPIE Badges
$45.00 Skillcoins

Earned when students secure all badges from one or more digital badge collections.

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 $150.00 Sponsorship

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DIGITAL BADGE SPONSORSHIP ALLOCATION TABLE
Sponsorship Categories
Donation
100%
Project Fund
40%
Student Stipend
30%
Fab Lab Ops
30%
Program Badge Collection
$10.00 $4.00 $3.00 $3.00
Project Badge Collection
$20.00 $8.00 $6.00 $6.00
Task Badge Collection
$30.00 $12.00 $9.00 $9.00
Skills Badge Collection
$40.00 $16.00 $12.00 $12.00
Leadership Badge Collection
$50.00 $20.00 $15.00 $15.00
NSPIE Badge Collection
$150.00 $60.00 $45.00 $45.00


SPONSORSHIP DISTRIBUTIONS:

40% Project Fund – “Seed money” for service projects and JEM Team missions
30% Student Stipends – Cash stipends for student achievement upon submission of work
30% Fab Lab Operations – Funding to sustain our Digital Badge & Skillcoins Rewards System™


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