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Do Better. Think BIGGER!

Innovative Game-Based
Learning Tools That
Strengthen Up To 63
Employable Skills

PLAYTESTERS NEEDED!

To Play
Community On Demand

Test Mrs. Hinchberger’s Top 10 Secrets!

ARE YOU READY TO PLAY?

The Esports (Employability Sports) Card Game
For Career & Technical Education (CTE) Curriculum

 

STEAM INNOVATION

Engage. Empower. Employ.

Fun, Game-Based Learning Tools That Stimulate Creative Thinking and Prepare Youth/Young Adults for College & Career Readiness

Single Play

LEVEL 1.
STEAM Skills Self-Assessments

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Team Play

LEVEL 2.
Leadership, Teambuilding & Problem-Solving

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Fundraiser

LEVEL 3.
Financial Literacy, Resource & Time Management

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Ventures

LEVEL 4.
Entrepreneurship, Career Fairs & Social Venture Launches

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The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program

An award-winning workforce intermediary that uses the Community On Demand card game curriculum to successfully bridge the communications gap between the education and business communities.

FEATURED BENEFITS

Measures Growth & Development  

Easily Incorporate Our Self-Paced & Guided Learning Tools Into Any CTE/STEAM Curriculum . . . Guaranteed Results In 30 Minutes or Less!
See NEW! Workforce Ready Pathway Curriculum & CTE Standards

Key Benefits:

Financial Literacy.  Learners earn micro-credentials and are taught how to create digital portfolios, financial portfolios, business plans and pitch decks.

Social Value.  Learners are able to demonstrate their ability to promote, brand and monetize their knowledge, special abilities, interests, STEAM skills and achievements.

Real-World Impact.  Learners gain real workforce experiences in the arts, communications, film, television, retail, ecommerce, marketing and business career pathways.

Cultural Value.  Learners are able to create sustainable impact solutions that benefit their communities and possibly convert them into career-building opportunities and social enterprises.

 

NEXT Steps
FY2021-2023 Organizational Goals

& Strategic Plan

1MM
Social media shares of our eGift cards

#1
Developer of STEAM Innovators & Entrepreneurs

50
Competing Junior Executive Management (JEM) Teams 

20k
Active Student Members in the CoD Digital Society

10
Participating school districts and their communities

GET STARTED TODAY!

Four Easy Steps!

Great for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Training and Can Be Played By Learners of All Ages

join our community.

Become A Contributing Member of our Digital Society


Join the STEM Direct Youth Chamber of Commerce to gain access to resources that will help you play and win The Community On Demand card game. 

form your strategy.

Junior Executive Management (JEM) Teams
Strengthen your leadership, team-building and problem solving skills by joining the Community On Demand Digital Media Network.

earn & learn.

A Game-Based, Customizable Curriculum
Earn digital badges & Skillcoin Rewards through service-learning projects that demonstrate how you make decisions, work with others, and solve real-world problems.

sustain your successes.

Beyond The Game

Strengthen your financial literacy by learning how the contributions and achievements you make help sustain the Community On Demand digital economy.

SOCIETY TRENDS

Community, Science & Innovation
Do Better. Think BIGGER!

CTAE Directors Winter Conference Recap

In one of our most exciting weeks yet, NEXT Steps had the honor of being featured during the 2021 Winter Conference for Career, Technology, Agriculture and Education (CTAE) System Directors in Georgia.

Are You Ready To Play? Community On Demand Play Dates Explained.

The term play date conjures images of children meeting up to explore the world around them and compare experiences. Community on Demand takes the idea of play dates to the next level.

Are You Ready To Play Community On Demand?

Community on Demand play dates not only serve as a way for us to identify skills and apply them to solutions for the problems in our community, they also help us learn more about who we are and what we have to offer.

Where The Heck Have You Been!?! The Re-Birth of My TRENDS Blog

I’m re-birthing my TRENDS Blog to share a glimpse of my journey from that heart-breaking day up to this “come back” moment.

Here’s What’s NEXT!

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“The Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs is a resource guide that stimulates STEAM concepts, community transformation, leadership and entrepreneurship. It is timely, creative and innovative!”

Chike Akua, Ph.D., Author
Education for Transformation:
The Keys to Releasing the Genius of African American Students
www.drakua.net