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Our mission is to promote, manage and support the online and off-line instruction for employability skills development through self-paced and guided formats for all business, curriculum and leadership development activities.

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The Community On Demand™ Game Set
Activity Workbook

The Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs Activity Workbook

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The Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs Online Courses

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The Money Guide for Young Entrepreneur Activity Toolkitst

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Training Activities & Workshops

Game Pieces

Skills Self-Assessment Performance Measurement Tools

Our game-based learning tools and materials help learners quickly define, measure, build and name their high-demand employability skills.  As benchmarks, these tools:

  • Help learners quickly establish a firm benchmark on how to measure their personal and professional growth.
  • Measures a learner’s applied knowledge and skillset
  • Provide an easy way to score and statistically analyze the results of student achievement

Community On Demand 72-pc Card Deck

Helps learners quickly define, measure, build and name up to 63 of their high-demand employability skills

Community On Demand™ Skills Self-Assessment Worksheet

Letter-sized skill mapping checklists help learners quickly track, measure and calculate the value of their applied skills

Community On Demand™ Skills Self-Assessment Game Board

An 18" x 24" dry-erase skills mapping grid that visualizes a learner's critical thinking, team building and problem solving thought process

The Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs
Activity Workbook

The Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs Activity Workbook is the official textbook of the Community On Demand™ Learning Management System. It guides learners through the eight steps required to create innovative ideas and then convert them into new products, services, digital media content and impact solutions to market and sell through multiple distribution channels.

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The Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs
Online Course Series

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The Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs online course series provides an activity workbook, instructional videos, quizzes, and internet-based engagement activities that help students complete their STEAM Investigative Process.
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Lesson 1. Explore Your Community

This lesson will help you discover which socio-economic conditions are negatively impacting your community and map the local resources that are available to help you address, reduce and/or eliminate them.

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Lesson 2. Define Your Solution

In this lesson, we teach learners how to develop a winning personal and/or professional mission statement (i.e. elevator pitch) that describes how their impact solution will address, reduce and/or eliminate the socio-economic conditions that may be negatively impacting their community.

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Lesson 3. Build Your Team

In this lesson, we teach learners how to form a Junior Executive Management Team and assign them with roles and responsibilities required to complete their STEAM Investigative Process.

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Lesson 4. Map Your Value

In this lesson, we teach learners how to calculate and use the contribution values of your STEAM Skills to create an operating budget for their STEAM Investigative Process.

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Lesson 5. Manage Your Assets

This lesson will help you demonstrate your ability to manage time as one of your most valuable resources. 

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Lesson 6. Share Your Success

In this lesson, we teach learners how to market, sell and distribute the products, services and content they create during their STEAM Investigative Process.

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Lesson 7. Package Your Skills

In this lesson, we teach learners how to package and present the results from the high-demand employability skills they used to develop, implement and complete their STEAM Investigative Process.

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The STEAM Investigation Process

In this lesson, we teach learners how to research, design, plan, coordinate and evaluate anticipated results from an impact solution they created.

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Activity Worksheets

Order a set of the worksheets specifically designed to help you complete The Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs Activity Workbook and online course.  When you combine all of your completed worksheets, you will have everything you need to develop your full business plan. 

FOR EDUCATORS & INSTRUCTORS

Train-The-Trainer Activity Toolkits

NEXT Steps created the Train-The-Trainer Activity Toolkit as an additional set of resources and training materials to help educators document the growth and achievements of their learners.  The Train-The-Trainer Activity Toolkits include support materials for each lesson in the Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs Activity Workbook such as worksheets, checklists, JEM Team agendas, project and program management checklists and more.

Individual Lesson Plans

Don’t want the whole kit & kaboodle?  Simply order the lesson plans you need for only the lesson you wat to teach.  Each lesson plan includes the worksheets needed to complete each lesson. 

I am proud to introduce Community On Demand™ to the Black home school community. It serves as an innovative and non-traditional way to not only teach our scholars business leadership and entrepreneurial principles but actually allows them to apply these principles in real time with real results.
QUEEN TAESE SNOWDEN,THE QUEEN OF BLACK HOMESCHOOLING
Founder and CEO of the Liberated Minds Black Homeschool & Education Institute. Educator, passion-preneur and homeschool mother 20+ years.

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Want to learn how to teach Community On Demand™ ?  We are looking for some amazing instructors that are ready to revolutionize how critical thinking, team building and life skills development is taught in today’s STEAM education curriculum. 

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