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Digital Badge Collection

Put the following digital badges into play! 


Find An Opportunity
Identify a service area that has socio-economic conditions that are negatively impacting your College Town community.


Plan & Investigate
Use the service goals and digital badge collections of this STEM++ Pathway to develop and execute a plan of action.


Draw A Conclusion
Select or create a service-learning project to develop possible solutions to reduce, improve or eliminate the socio-economic condition.


Present Findings
Earn digital badges & Skillcoin Rewards when you present your solutions to members of your College Town community.



STEM++ Career Pathways:

  • Accounting
  • Banking Services
  • Business Finance
  • Insurance
  • Securities and Investments
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All digital badge sponsorships allocate the following in Skillcoin Rewards™:
30% – Student Stipends
40% – Project Fund
30% – NEXT Steps HQs

FAFSA Program Badge
$3 Skillcoin Rewards

Create a finance plan for your service-learning project to include one or more of the following: sources of income, budgeting, banking, consumer credit, credit laws and rights, personal bankruptcy, insurance, spending, taxes, investment strategies, savings accounts, mutual funds and the stock market, buying a vehicle, and living independently.

Earn This Badge

Sponsor This Badge – $10

Finance Skills Badge
$12 Skillcoin Rewards

Explain the return on investment (ROI) and social return on investment (SROI) of the time and cost associated with the education, training, and skill development of a desired career pathway and then analyze checking accounts and other banking services to explain how financial institutions channel funds from savers to investors.

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Sponsor This Badge – $40

Job Market Task Badge
$9 Skillcoin Rewards

Describe the basic characteristics of the marketplace and the free enterprise system and identify various forms of income to explain trends in the workplace (e.g., flexible schedules, job rotation, job sharing, permanent part-time employment, contract work) and factors that affect income as a part of the career decision-making process.

Earn This Badge

Sponsor This Badge – $30

Budget Projections Task Badge
$9 Skillcoin Rewards

Demonstrate how to make decisions about planning, organizing, and allocating resources for their College Town service-learning project by using financial statements, payroll, and other accounting procedures.

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Sponsor This Badge – $30

Salary Program Badge
$3 Skillcoin Rewards

Analyze how career choice, education, skills, and economic conditions affect income and then compute gross pay, payroll deductions and net pay and prepare U.S. individual federal income tax return Forms 1040EZ and 1040A for careers in your STEM++ pathway.

Earn This Badge

Sponsor This Badge – $10

Business Management Skills Badge
$12 Skillcoin Rewards

Analyze financial reports, personal and business insurance products, and risks faced by individuals and businesses (choice of credit, the cost of credit, and the legal aspects of using credit) to predict growth rates and return on investment to produce financial growth strategies for your College Town service-learning project.

Earn This Badge

Sponsor This Badge – $40


Click each service goal below to view the current list of service-learning projects offered through our Partners In Education Network.

    1. Securities & Investments – Projects that support the flow of funds from investors to companies and institutions which includes financial planning, asset management, hedge fund management, and custody services
    2. Business Finance – Projects that manage and implement policy and strategy for an organization’s capital structure, budgeting, acquisition and investment, financial modeling and planning, funding, dividends, and taxation.
    3. Accounting – Projects that record, classify, summarize, analyze, and communicate a business’ financial information and business transactions for use in management decision-making and includes bookkeeping, systems design, analysis, and interpretation of accounting information
    4. Insurance – Projects that integrate and educate youth in the transfer of risk from an individual or business to an insurance company in order to protect individuals and businesses from financial losses.
    5. Banking Services – Projects that integrate and educate youth in cash management, short-term investments, mortgages and other loans, credit cards, and bill payments.


    To earn your digital badges & Skillcoin Rewards™, use this submission form to provide the following information:
    1. Your first, middle initial, last name and age.
    2. The name of your school, community group, grade, course and instructor, group leader, mentor and/or sponsor.
    3. The name of your JEM Team and the role you play on it (if applicable).
    4. The name and address of your College Town project site.
    5. The name of your Operation Restoration service-learning project and a brief description of how your service goal(s) will positively impact your College Town project site.
    6. A detailed description of how you used your STEM++ skills to achieve your service goal(s).

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