mentors, educators & instructors






Skill LevelS

8 to 16

WEEKS (Maximum)



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Membership Overview

We offer professional development training to help mentors, educators, life coaches, hiring managers, and instructors create innovative learning ecosystems that acknowledge various mindsets, leverage existing local resources, and produce high quality, effective and optimized outputs.

Completing this leadership pathway will help you:

  • Secure benefits as a registered member of the STEM Direct Youth Chamber of Commerce
  • Provide learners with a systematic way to track, measure and verify their skill growth and capabilities
  • Strengthen your skills in leadership, team-building and problem-solving
  • Ensure your training programs incorporate critical thinking, team-building and employability skills development activities from all five achievement domains of the Community On Demand™ card game
  • Increase standardized test performance, increase student engagement, and optimize outputs and outcomes
  • Certify your ability to utilize The STEAM Investigative Process and strategist mindset to help your learners create career-building opportunities, develop meaningful impact solutions, and implement sustainable strategies that solve real-world challenges.
  • Create documents, deliverables and real world experiences that verify your learners’ capabilities and prove the value of their contributions to society

Who is this leadership pathway for?

Instructors, Educators, Mentors, Life Coaches, Workforce Development Agents, Hiring Managers, Parents

Leadership Path

Becoming a Mentor/Instructor 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 learners that 1) graduate middle and high school with strong critical thinking, teambuilding and problem solving skills and 2) demonstrate readiness for life, college, career, business and community reinvestment.

Membership includes a 1-Year subscription with the Community On Demand™  Virtual Connections Mentoring & Career Development Platform (powered by Pathful Connect).  Mentor members are also eligible to create project-based learning experiences 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 the use of skills 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 instructors their own Community On Demand™ learning experience and introduces the types of outputs and outcomes their learners will produce as they play the game.

Includes Mentor Membership

Introduces The STEAM Investigative Process and The Stakeholder’s Dilemma as an interconnected “problem-solving” system that teaches individuals how to acknowledge various mindsets, leverage existing local resources, and produce high quality, effective and optimized outputs.

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.

Includes Intro To The Creative Economy

We teach educators, mentors, hiring managers, life coaches, executive management teams and entrepreneurs how to use the Community On Demand™ Learning Management System to strategically design, build, monitor, evaluate, and optimize the outputs and outcomes of projects and programs within an interconnected learning ecosystem.

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


Mentors, Educators & Instructors
Membership & Training Packages

Mentor Membership

Individuals, Mentors, Instructors & Educators
$ 55 Per Year
  • Member discounts
  • 1-Year Subsciption Virtual Connections Mentoring Platform
  • Create project-based learning experiences for your learners
  • Eligible to request funding from Student Stipend and Impact Project Funds

Intro To The Creative Economy

Self-Paced Course
$ 99 Per Person
  • Mentor 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

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"Community On Demand™ is the best curriculum I think I’ve ever been involved with, and I sure hope you embrace it like I do."
LeeAnn Hinchberger
6th-8th Grade Teacher | Dobbins Middle School
Paulding County School District

Do Better. Think BIGGER!

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