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Leadership & Skills Development
WHO WE ARE
Since 2008, The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program (501c3) has served as a nonprofit workforce intermediary that specializes in creating interconnected, project-based learning programs that transform critical thinking, critical reasoning and life skills into readiness skills for college, career, business & community reinvestment.
OUR LEARNING TOOLS DELIVER NATIONAL K-12 CTE COURSE STANDARD #1
FOR EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
August 2020. Paulding County, GA becomes the first school district to integrate Community On Demand™ into their 4-Year Perkins V Funded Career, Technical and Agricultural (CTAE) Employability Skills Development Strategy for all 6th-8th grades.
The STEM Direct Youth Chamber of Commerce
We simply meet you where you are!
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A STEAM ENTREPRENEURSHIP & TALENT PIPELINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
We provide leadership development and skill-building lessons in financial literacy, digital technologies, entertainment, entrepreneurship and economics to maximize engagement between all community stakeholders within a highly efficient and optimized learning ecosystem.
NEW! CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
The STEAM Investigative Process
A new & innovative approach to critical thinking, teambuilding & problem-solving
Earn An SIP Certification
CRITICAL THINKING • TEAM BUILDING • PROBLEM-SOLVING
We fuse the fun of a card game with skill-building activities to teach individuals, educators, businesses and community-based organizations how to adopt The STEAM Investigative Process as a new, more effective approach towards improving standardized test outcomes, engagement and overall performance.
We use The Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs Activity Workbook, Toolkit & Online Courses to help leaners assess their skillset, build a Junior Executive Management (JEM) team, increase their financial literacy skills, and ultimately launch a service-learning project and/or social venture
We teach educators, mentors, hiring managers and life coaches how to use Community On Demand™ to strategically design, build, monitor, evaluate, and optimize the outputs and outcomes of projects and programs within an interconnected learning ecosystem.
SIP Source Centers
We teach community stakeholders how to leverage project & work-based learning experiences to address, reduce, and/or eliminate the impact of negative socio-economic conditions as an effort to make early investments in the development and training of a highly skilled local constituency.
Community On Demand™ Immersion Process
For new & existing training programs
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CORE/COURSE STANDARDS • AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS • CAREER DEVELOPMENT
We take our clients through a three part immersion process to help them integrate Community On Demand™ as a flexible, blended-learning employment solution for new and existing curriculum, after school programs, extra-curricula activities, and workforce development programs.
Our signature Community Involvement Growth Strategy (CIGS) Model establishes organizational integrity, ensures organizational sustainability and strengthens leadership decision-making capabilities.
Activity & Project
Our signature Agricultural Technologies With Open Outdoor Designs (ATWOOD) Model ensure participants know how to connect the contribution values of their community service and project-based learning projects to the local job economy and marketplace.
Evaluation, Maintenance & Optimization
Our Digital Badge & Skillcoin Rewards Micro-Certification System helps stakeholders track, measure, report and sustain the impact of their optimized outputs, standardized test performance and readiness outcomes.
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hybrid training experience:
Guided + Self-Paced Instruction