Community On Demand Digital Media Network
NEXT Steps Online Training Academy
NEXT Steps Small Business Incubator
Digital Badge & Skillcoin Rewards System™
The Pop Shop E-Commerce Marketplace
STEM Direct Youth Staffing Services
Meet The Founder
DANA JEWEL HARRIS
Dana Jewel Harris has over 8 years’ experience in U.S. Military Operations as a Logistics Specialist and 25 years’ experience in corporate and nonprofit C-Level administration. She has had solid career experiences in the real estate, entertainment, food services, marketing & advertising, construction, government, corporate and non-profit industries. Her specialties are in project management, strategic planning, program design, community outreach, event management, fundraising, and nonprofit administration.
She has served in significant administrative and leadership roles that procured $7mm-$2.4billion in revenue, sales and/or start-up capital and has provided administrative production for eight multi-platinum and gold R&B recording projects ($8MM). In 2008, she founded The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program and raised over $450,000 in donations, grants, cash, and inventory (i.e., assets, property, and equipment valued over $100K) through her Atwood Community Garden & Urban Farm Park.
She invented two signature Community Involvement Growth Strategy (CIGS) organizational development model and service-learning tools called The ATWOOD Model and The Digital Badge & Skillcoin Rewards Micro-Credentialing System. She uses both models to teach youth and young adults (ages 6-24) how to increase their technical skills and apply their STEM++ skills to become young entrepreneurs and help businesses strengthen the infrastructure of their operations.
She is the recipient of multiple awards and a Mayoral Proclamation for outstanding performance and production of deliverables.
Ms. Harris holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management & Administration from American InterContinental University (Magna Cum Laude).
Our Service Lines
COMMUNITY ON DEMAND DIGITAL MEDIA NETWORK
A digital infrastructure and global e-commerce footprint that uses blockchain and broadband technologies to create a community-driven digital learning ecosystem. Our internships, apprenticeships and community-based service-learning projects provide meaningful work-based learning experiences within the film, music, radio, TV, gaming, publishing, arts and entertainment industries.
NEXT STEPS ONLINE TRAINING ACADEMY
Courses increase STEAM skills in project management, business development, economics, event coordination & financial literacy and is built upon how successfully we integrate our STEAM education, virtual currencies, cooperative marketing, e-commerce and flexible, blended-learning employment solutions.
NEXT STEPS SMALL BUSINESS INCUBATOR
A digital infrastructure and global e-commerce footprint that uses blockchain and broadband technologies to create a community-driven digital economy. The Community On Demand Digital Media Network is built our success in integrating STEAM education, virtual currencies, cooperative marketing, e-commerce and flexible, blended-learning employment solutions.
DIGITAL BADGE & SKILLCOIN REWARDS SYSTEM™
Digital marketing and crowdfunding tools that help STEAM educators, lifelong learners, and young entrepreneurs transform their knowledge, specific skills, interests and achievements into digital credentials.
THE POP SHOP ECOMMERCE MARKETPLACE
Our ecommerce platform to promote, monetize and distribute the products, services and economic solutions created by our Partners In Education.
STEM DIRECT YOUTH STAFFING SERVICES
Creates fun, connected-learning opportunities in environments that maximize engagement between all community stakeholders: students, schools, volunteers, STEAM mentors, nonprofit organizations, community advocates and local businesses
The CoD Game Strategy
The Community On Demand Trading Card Game is built upon a basic critical thinking and problem solving system call The STEAM Investigative Process (STEAM I.P.). It uses 68 employable STEAM skills and 270+ service goals (competencies) that are displayed on the front of each STEAM Education trading card.
Community On Demand combines STEAM education, digital badging, applied learning and the compelling collectible and strategic game play of a trading card game (TCG) with entertainment and entrepreneurship to help young innovators and entrepreneurs strengthen their employable STEAM skills, launch business ventures and improve their community.
A Message From The Author
Hear the incredible story of Dana Jewel Harris and how the loss of her beloved 4-acre farm in West End, Atlanta, GA helped her create The Community On Demand Trading Card Game, her Digital Badge Skillcoin Rewards System™ and “The Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs” Activity Workbook.
She is currently preparing “The Power of Perception” Speaking Tour. Book her now for your next conference, workshop, professional development or classroom training event. We work with all budgets!
The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program is an award-winning intermediary workforce development program that specializes in creating community engagement strategies for STEAM education initiatives.
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