non-profits & community groups






Skill LevelS

8 to 16

WEEKS (Maximum)



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Membership Overview

Community Leaders and Nonprofit Organizations that use Community On Demand™ create the framework, goals and conditions necessary to chart a path toward the effective community engagement efforts directly linked to student achievement, school improvement and sustainable, purpose-built communities.

Completing this leadership pathway will help you:

  • Secure benefits as a registered member of the STEM Direct Youth Chamber of Commerce
  • Provide you with a systematic way to track, measure and verify your skill growth and capabilities
  • Strengthen your skills in leadership, team-building and problem-solving
  • Creating opportunities for schools, program staff, families and community stakeholders to build the capacity for partnership, collaboration and collective impact
  • Articulating the systemic processes and organizational conditions required to integrate Community On Demand into existing curricula as a sustainable supplemental resource.
  • Building and enhancing the skills, knowledge, networks, beliefs, values and self-efficacy educators, school staff, families and community stakeholders

Who is this leadership pathway for?

Community leaders, nonprofit organization board members, executive managers, team leaders, volunteer organizations, homeschool communities and workforce development agencies

Leadership Path

Becoming a Nonprofit Member of the STEM Direct Youth Chamber of Commerce means joining a network of mission-driven individuals focused on using their time, skills and resources to create impact solutions that address, reduce and/or eliminate the negative impact of socio-economic conditions affecting their communities.

Membership includes a 1-Year subscription with the Community On Demand™  Virtual Connections Mentoring & Career Development Platform (powered by Pathful Connect).  Nonprofit members are also eligible to create, host and sponsor project-based learning experiences, post and advertise career-building opportunities, verify and award digital badges and micro-credentials, and request scholarships, donations and funding from the Community On Demand™ Student Stipend and Impact Project Funds.

Introduces the functionality of each of the components that make up the Community On Demand™ game set and how they are used to strategically map out the capacity building processes that fuel our creative economy.  It also gives detailed instructions on how to conduct a skills self-assessment, calculate the value of a participant’s contributions to society, and complete the four levels of game play.

Worksheets like The Strategists Mindset, Critical Thinking Approaches, and the STEAM Skills Self-Assessment give community members their own Community On Demand™ learning experience and introduces the types of outputs and outcomes they can produce collectively in their effort to create purpose-built communities.

Includes Nonprofit Membership

Introduces  worksheets like The Strategists Mindset, Critical Thinking Approaches, and the STEAM Skills Self-Assessment to help local leaders strategically map out the capacity building process and create purpose-built communities. It also uses The STEAM Investigative Process and The Stakeholder’s Dilemma as an interconnected “problem-solving” system to teach individuals and groups how to acknowledge various mindsets, leverage existing local resources, and produce high quality, effective and optimized outputs.

Results of this workshop:

  1. Expands the functionality of the STEAM Skills Self-Assessment as a tracking, measuring and reporting tool and how it is used to capture and report trend data
  2.  Creates effective community outreach and engagement strategies, produce meaningful results, and strengthen the overall impact a group can make towards addressing, improving and sustaining the health and wellness of their local economy.

Includes Intro To The Creative Economy

We use the results of the Stakeholder’s Dilemma to demonstrate how the STEAM Investigative Process and Community On Demand™ game set can be used to populate a gamified version of the LEAN Canvas Business Model in order to:

  1. Strategically design, build, monitor, evaluate, and optimize the outputs and outcomes of projects and programs that focus specifically on six key socio-economic conditions that affect the health and wellness of a community.
  2. Research, design, plan, coordinate and evaluate a business development strategy and ultimately produce a written plan of action.

Completion of this course awards certification as a STEAM Investigative Process Instructor 

Includes The VIP Discovery Workshop

We teach Certified SIP Instructors how to convert their classrooms and training facilities into Community On Demand™ Pop Shop Studios — anchor locations that market, sell and distribute Community On Demand™ products and services that support the special events, training activities and project-based learning experiences required to complete SIP Certification.

This includes:

  1.  Completing the Pop Shop Organizational Development Workshop
  2. Securing a NEXT Steps Online Training Academy Course License
  3. Establishing an infrastructure to manage the Community On Demand™ Digital Media Network for project-based & work-based learning experiences
  4. Establishing universal procedures to evaluate, optimize, maintain and sustain a Local Contributor Network
  5. Securing a Pop Shop Studio Cooperative Marketing Affiliate number and license 

Pre-requisite: SIP Instructor Certification

Creative Economy

immersion process for sip source centers


Our signature Community Involvement Growth Strategy (CIGS) Model establishes organizational integrity, ensures organizational sustainability and strengthens leadership decision-making capabilities.

Community On Demand™ Virtual Connections Mentoring Program

Community On Demand Virtual Connections Mentoring Program connects educators and learners with a digital media network of industry professionals to bring real-world relevance and career matching exposures to all students using a 100% virtual platform.

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.

leadership pathway PRICING CHART

Nonprofit Organizations & Community-Based Groups Membership & Training Packages






Skill LevelS

8 to 16

WEEKS (Maximum)



Nonprofit Membership

Nonprofit Orgs, Community Groups, Teams & Agencies
$ 99 Per Year
  • Member discounts
  • 1-Year Subsciption Virtual Connections Mentoring Platform
  • Create and host project and work-based learning experiences
  • Eligible to request funding from Student Stipend and Impact Project Funds
  • Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities​
  • Job Posts & Digital Badge Micro-Certification Awards​

Intro To The Creative Economy

Self-Paced Course
$ 99 Per Person
  • Non-profit Membership
  • Intro To Community On Demand™ Digital Media Network
  • The Strategist Mindset + Activity Worksheets
  • Critical Thinking Approaches

VIP Discovery Workshop

3-4 Hours
$ 149 Per Person
  • Intro To The Creative Economy
  • Intro To The STEAM Investigative Process + Activity Worksheets
  • Community On Demand Skills Self-Assessment & STEAM Capability Report​
  • The Stakeholder's Dilemma + Activity Worksheets
  • VIP Evaluation Reports & Surveys

SIP Instructor Certification

12-14 Weeks
$ 250 Per Person
  • VIP Discovery Workshop
  • Money Guide Online Courses Educator's Play Book
  • JEM Team Management Course
  • Gamers & Mixers Esports Competition League

SIP Source Center Certification

14-16 Weeks
$1,500 Per Site/Per Year
  • Pop Shop Organizational Development
  • NEXT Steps Online Training Academy Course License
  • CoD Activity/Project Development
  • Local Contributor Network Evaluation, Maintenance & Sustainability Plan
  • Community On Demand Affiliate License
activity worksheets

Lessons & Activities In Critical Thinking
For Learners At Any Age

Skills Self-Assessments

Mapping grids that teach learners how to define, measure, build and name up to 63 of their high-demand employability skills

The Strategist Mindset

Helps learners understand the type of approach they take towards identifying opportunities and solving problems

Critical Thinking Approaches

Helps learners acknowledge various mindsets, leverage existing local resources, and produce high quality, effective and optimized outputs

The STEAM Investigative Process

Our signature interconnected “problem-solving” system that strengthens critical thinking, critical reasoning and life skills development

The Stakeholder's Dilemma

A team building activity that tasks participants to create impact solutions that considers and meet the needs of all stakeholders affected by mutual problem

Community On Demand™ LEAN Canvas Model

We teach learners how to use Community On Demand™ skill cards to populate the sections of their LEAN Canvas Model

Our Programs:

Additional Fees May Be Required
Through Community On Demand™, Dana has been able to create a pathway to hope for youth that feel they are lost and are looking for a way to get their lives back on track.
John Reed, III
Program Director, Eagles Economic CDC
John occupies much of his time as chief curator and developer of STEM programming in his capacity as Program Director of Summit Educational Services, the education arm of the Eagles Economic Community Development Corp

Do Better. Think BIGGER!

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