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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:

  • Information Support and Services
  • Network Systems
  • Programming and Software Development
  • Web and Digital Communication
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All digital badge sponsorships allocate the following in Skillcoin Rewards™:
30% – Student Stipends
40% – Project Fund
30% – NEXT Steps HQs

Takes Initiative Task Badge
$9 Skillcoin Rewards™

Explain how they used current and emerging hardware device functions, including peripherals devices, input devices, and portable hardware for specific tasks to complete their Operation Restoration service-learning projects.

Earn This Badge

Sponsor This Badge – $30

Conflict Resolution Leadership Badge
$15 Skillcoin Rewards™

Apply strategies for identifying routine hardware and software problems current to everyday life and identify compatibility issues and describe operational problems caused by hardware errors.

Earn This Badge

Sponsor This Badge – $50

Job Market Task Badge
$9 Skillcoin Rewards™

Describe trends in emerging, evolving, and future computer technologies and their influence on IT practices (mobile technology, computing tablets, cloud computing.)

Earn This Badge

Sponsor This Badge – $30

Operations Project Badge
$6 Skillcoin Rewards™

Demonstrate how their JEM Team applied design principles to create professional appearing and functioning web pages using the elements of web design (HTML, CSS, responsive design, site usability, relation of site to business, story the site reveals about the business).

Earn This Badge

Sponsor This Badge – $20

Information Technology Skills Badge
$12 Skillcoin Rewards™

Explain how their JEM Team utilized networking media, topologies, network operating systems, models and protocols, codes and standards, addressing, diagnostics, routing, WAN services, network security networking software, tools, and equipment to manage the operations of their back office operations.

Earn This Badge

Sponsor This Badge – $40

Marketing Skills Badge
$12 Skillcoin Rewards™

Incorporate media elements (e.g., sound, video, graphics, text, motion graphics), navigation, and linking into the design of their JEM Tams service-learning project communications channels and messaging.

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. Network Systems – Projects related to network analysis, planning and implementation; including design, installation, maintenance and management of network systems.
    2. Information Support & Services – Projects related to information technology deployment, including implementing computer systems and software, database management, providing technical assistance, and managing information systems.
    3. Web & Digital Communications – Projects involved in the creating, designing and producing of interactive multimedia products and services, including development of digitally-generated or computer-enhanced media used in business, training, entertainment, communications and marketing.
    4. Programming & Software Development – Projects involved in the design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer systems and software, requiring knowledge of computer operating systems, programming languages and software development.


    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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