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How To Play
Community On Demand

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Leadership Development Game Play That Supports
The NEW! Workforce Ready Pathway Courses

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Single Play

STEAM Skills Self-Assessments

Team Play

Leadership, Teambuilding & Problem-Solving


Financial Literacy, Resource & Time Management


Entrepreneurship, Career Fairs & Social Venture Launches

Here’s What’s NEXT!


Enjoy Our Self-Paced & Guided Learning Tools
Play According To How You Learn!

Community On Demand Game Set

There are five components to The Community On Demand Card Game Curriculum

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Online Courses, Tests, Quizzes & Surveys

The Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs Online Course

The Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs Online Course is a curriculum series that guides young innovators through the Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs Activity Workbook with in-depth digital visuals, audio tracks, and activity worksheets to give JEM Teams a more rewarding game play experience. Eight lessons helps learners create winning business strategies, build their teams, and develop successful impact strategies all while strengthening their high-demand employability skills.

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The STEM Direct Youth Chamber of Commerce offers six free and paid membership levels

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Employability Sports (Esports)

Gamers & Mixers Competitions & Career Fairs
NEXT Steps will use our Gamers & Mixers competition and career fair themes to help JEM Teams demonstrate applied use of their employability skills and present the results of their STEAM Investigative Processes.

  • Level 1. Single Player (Skills Self-Assessments) – establishes the base line contribution values of employability skills for each individual player
  • Level 2. Team Player (Basic) – establishes the combined contribution values of employability skills for all members of a JEM team
  • Level 3. Team Player (Advanced) – crowdfunding competitions where JEM Teams secure sponsorships for their impact solutions
  • Level 4. Team Player (Ultimate) – work-based learning competitions where JEM Teams convert their impact solutions into social ventures
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Professional Development

Community On Demand Train-The-Trainer Leadership Development Workshops are delivered to educators focusing on integrating the Community On Demand Card Game Curriculum into their existing CTE pathway courses, work-based learning experiences and/or college and career readiness training activities. Educators will receive all components of the Community On Demand Card Game Curriculum (including a group license for The Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs Activity Workbook and online course) with examples of 10 project-based uses on how to help learners define, measure, build and name up to 63 of their employability skills.

Workshops are available in half-day (4hr) or full day (8hr) sessions.


Play Dates

How To Play Community On Demand

NEXT Steps will arrange play dates to host virtual and live demo sessions of the “How To Play Community On Demand” webinar series. Play Dates will provide host Community On Demand Society members and their JEM Teams with a banner and trade booth display where guests can purchase or pre-purchase Community On Demand game pieces, register for online courses, purchase event tickets or enter our Gamers & Mixers esports competitions.

Request to host a virtual Community On Demand play date today!

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Work-based Earn & Learn Experiences

Community On Demand helps educators create work-based learning experiences that increase the technical and employability skills of K-12 youth, young adults, STEAM educators and lifelong learners. It easily integrates into school improvement plans, leadership training curricula, and/or school-parent involvement policies of Title I and targeted school districts. It also allows learners to alternate between related instruction and on-the-job training.

There are the types of work-based learning experiences Community On Demand can create:

  • Apprenticeships
  • Co-Op Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Externships
  • Internships
  • Job Shadowing
  • Mentorship
  • School-Based Enterprise
  • Service-Learning

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The Esports (Employability Skills) Card Game Curriculum 

The Employability Skills Framework


The Employability Skills Framework is comprised of nine key skills, organized in three broad categories: Applied Knowledge, Effective Relationships, and Workplace Skills.


To bridge the communication gaps between the education and business communities


The innovative leadership development tools and social impact strategies created by the Community On Demand card game curriculum helps learners create meaningful work-based learning experiences, strengthen their employability skills, and ensure they are college and career ready.





— W A N T E D ! —


50 New JEM Teams
Build A Team Form Your Strategy Earn $tuff

join our community.

Become A Contributing Member of our Digital Society
Help sustain the Community On Demand digital economy by earning rewards and increasing the contribution value of your STEAM skills!

form your gaming strategy.

Junior Executive Management (JEM) Teams
Based on your learning goals, start building a JEM team for both single and team play Esports (Employability Sports) competitions.  Up to 30 players per team! 

earn & learn.

Customize Our 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.

Engage. Empower. Employ!
Play each game level to create, secure and retain employment and career-building opportunities where you live, work, learn, play and travel.


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.

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Re-Establishing Your Marketplace Value

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Use Community On Demand to define, measure, build and name your high-demand employability skills in 30 minutes or less.

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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

The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program (501c3 nonprofit)
Is A Veteran-Led STEAM Entrepreneurship & Employability Skills Development Organization
for K-12 Youth, Young Adults, STEAM Educators & Lifelong Learners

Serving Families & Communities Since 2008