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Money Guide Curriculum Series
& Community On Demand STEAM Education & Life Skills Development Card Game
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Build Your STEAM Curriculum in 4 Easy Steps!
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Choose Your Membership Level
The NEXT Steps Partners In Education Network is comprised of the students, educators, volunteers, STEAM mentors, nonprofit organizations and for-profit businesses that work together to support communities where they live, work, learn, play & travel.
|MEMBER LEVEL||COST PER UNIT||DESCRIPTION|
|Student||$10/year||Youth (17 & under); Parent permission required|
|Mentor or Individual||$55/year||Includes adults (age 18+) and STEAM professionals not joining as part of a non-profit organization or business|
|Non-profit Organizations||$99/year||Community-focused groups, schools, governments, etc.|
|For-Profit Businesses||$149/year||Local businesses, corporations, etc.|
The Official Membership Program of the
STEM Direct Youth Chamber of Commerce
|Community On Demand STEAM Education & Life Skills Development Card Game||Conduct a skills assessment
Award micro-credentials for student achievement
Create a crowdfunding campaign
Launch a social venture
|Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs Curriculum Series||Develop a business plan
Create a land use master plan or Community Involvement Growth Strategy
Participate in a leadership development workshop
|Pop Shop Studios||Participate in a work-based learning experience:
Work-based Learning & Professional Development Experiences
Create learning environments to execute your impact solutions. A Train-The-Trainer workshop is available for each program and work-based learning experience.
*NOTE: Requires a Certificate of Completion from at least one program listed above.
|Apprenticeship||Career preparation that integrates curriculum and On-the-Job Training to help students gain employability and occupational skills||Community On Demand Digital Media Network|
|Entrepreneurship||Where the student plans, implements, operates, and assumes financial risks in a business that produces goods or delivers services||Community On Demand Investment Club & Career Fairs|
|Mentorship||Consists of a long-term relationship focused on supporting the growth and development of students as they learn about a particular industry and workplace||Legacies & Millennials Investor/Mentor Meetups|
|School-Based Enterprise||Is an ongoing, student-managed, entrepreneurial operation within the school setting||Pop Shop Studios (Affiliate Program)|
|Service Learning||Enable students to learn and apply academic, social, and personal skills to improve the community, continue individual growth, and develop a lifelong ethic of service||Gamers & Mixers Esports League|
create your training schedule.
Activate Your Digital Badge & Skillcoin Rewards System License*
Choose the number of learners that will need to gain access to your NEXT Steps Online Training Academy portal and online coursework.
*NOTE: Required only if you’re purchasing online courses.
|PLATFORM ITEM||COST PER UNIT||DESCRIPTION|
|Annual License||$995/year||Group Management Dashboard can add users, remove users, add courses, add licenses, see course results, drill down to quiz answers, and more.|
|Up to 20 Participants||$15/student||20 Licenses to be assigned within 1 year|
|21 to 100 Participants||$9.95/student||$9.95 Per License|
|101 to 250 Participants||$7.95/student||$7.95 Per License|
|251 to 1000 Participants||$6.95/student||$6.95 Per License|
|1001 to 2500 Participants||$5.95/student||$5.95 Per License|
|2501+ Participants||$4.95/student||$4.95 Per License|
Start Date & Length of Time
Decide when your training program should start.
*NOTE: Our training sessions follow the standard K-12 school calendar.
|Session I||August – December|
|Session II||January – May|
|Session III||June – July|
|SESSION TYPE||LENGTH OF TIME|
|General (Basic)||45 minutes|
|General (Advanced)||90 minutes|
|1/2 day||4 hours|
|full day||8 hours|
|Instructional Block||12 weeks|
sustain your successes.
Extend Your Impact!
Support the STEM Direct Youth Chamber of Commerce to help communities promote, support and sustain the benefits from implemented impact solutions.
|Marketing & Advertising||Post jobs on our Jobs Board to market, promote and advertise your support for STEAM education during any training session or throughout the year.|
|Sponsorships & Donations||Purchase STEAM Education eGift cards to help learners focus on specific STEAM skills needed to sustain their community ecosystem and the triple bottom line of your business.|
|NSPIE Anchor Sites||Purchase a license to become a Pop Shop ecommerce and retail distribution hub (affiliate) for your territory within the NEXT Steps Partners In Education Network.|
|Startups & Program-Related Investments||Help boost the Community On Demand digital economy by participating in our community shares initiative.|
Feature Articles & Posts
“One of the center’s first programs this summer, Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs, invites students to free summer classes from June 10 to Aug. 2. Students will pick a community issue and use science, technology, engineering, art and math skills to tackle the problem, Richards said.”
– BY LUKE RANKER, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
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May 06, 2019 01:56 pm, UPDATED May 06, 2019 04:06 pm
“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
A Veteran-Led STEAM Entrepreneurship & Skills Development System
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