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Our Mission

The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program and NEXT Steps Small Business Incubator is the research and development-based applied learning system of the new Forsythia Center for Arts & Technology that teaches youth and young adults how to use community engagement strategies, youth entrepreneur opportunities and text-to-world experiences to jump start their STEM++ career pathways in 17 National STEM++ Career Clusters.


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INTERNSHIPS
NEXT Steps internship program teach youth and young adults how to research, assess and utilize local resources “within their own backyards” and demonstrate their commitment to life-long learning.
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We Create.

PARTNERS IN EDUCATION
We develop custom Community Involvement Growth Strategies (CIGS) and STEM++ education programs to help school districts maximize engagement with businesses and other local resources within their Accountable Care Communities.

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We Engage.

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
We integrate our CIGS Model into Title I School-Parent Involvement Policies to provide kids and their families with cradle-to-career, real world training experiences, increase their exposure to 17 STEM++ career pathways, and improve student achievement in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and reading.

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NEXT Steps Partners In Education Membership Program makes sponsoring STEM++ education fun and rewarding! We incorporate the use of digital badges and skillcoin rewards as part of each member’s donation or sponsorship so earners can receive up to 30% of their funding support.


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