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The Value of Your Skills

Strengthen the true value of your employability skills by using Community On Demand service-learning projects to convert your potential values into contribution values.

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Home of the Community On Demand Learning Management System 

Materials

Purchase the learning tools you need to play Community On Demand

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Courses

Enhance your game play with The Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs Activity Workbook & Online Courses

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Training

Advance through four levels of Community On Demand game play

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Careers

Explore work-based learning opportunities through our digital media network

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Online Courses
The Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs

The Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs is the official textbook for the Community On Demand card game.  Choose one course for one specific lesson, multiple courses to mix things up, or the master course for all 8 lessons.

Intro
1 Lesson

Introduction: How To Money Guide

The Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs (the official textbook of The Community On Demand Card Game) provides eight easy lesson to help innovators of all ages create career-building opportunities and write business plans to launch their social business ventures.

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Leadership
6 Lessons

Lesson 1. Explore Your Community

This lesson will help you discover what 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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STEAM Careers
5 Lessons

The STEAM Investigative Process

This lesson will introduce you to the five key steps of The STEAM Investigative Process -- our 21st Century leadership, team-building and problem-solving version of the scientific method.

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Career Awareness
4 Lessons

Lesson 2. Define Your Solution

This lesson will help you demonstrate your ability to answer the questions necessary to describe the solution(s) you create to solve socio-economic problems that are negatively impacting your community. 

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Leadership
6 Lessons

Lesson 3. Build Your Team

This lesson will help you demonstrate your ability to form and manage a Junior Executive Management (JEM) Team that can implement an impact solution through the creation of a service-learning project.

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Workforce Readiness
8 Lessons

Lesson 4. Map Your Value

This lesson will teach you how to use the contribution values of your STEAM Skills to create an operating budget for your service-learning project.

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Workforce Readiness
8 Lessons

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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STEAM Careers
6 Lessons

Lesson 6. Share Your Success

This lesson will help you demonstrate your ability to market and sell your products and services to your target market. 

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Entrepreneurship
5 Lessons

Lesson 7. Package Your Skills

This lesson will help you demonstrate your ability to package your skills by defining your and your team's competitive advantages.

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Workshops & Play Dates
Leadership Training & Professional Development

Attend a virtual or in-person training event that teaches you how to play and win Community On Demand!

Game Levels

Single Play

LEVEL 1.
Skills Assessments

A fun way to quickly measure the total number and contribution value of your employability skills.

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Team Play

LEVEL 2.
Team-Building

Form/Join a JEM Team to put your leadership, team-building and problem-solving skills to the test.

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Fundraiser

LEVEL 3.
Financial Literacy

Use your STEAM skills to crowdfund resources that will support your impact solutions and service-learning projects.

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Ventures

LEVEL 4.
Entrepreneurship

Convert your impact solutions and service-learning projects into social ventures then package and pitch your final outcomes.

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Competitions

COMPETE

Challenges & Themes

Select the challenge or solution theme you would like to compete in.

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LEAD

Leaderboards

See the ranks of top competitors in all levels and achievement domains for Community On Demand game play.

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EARN

JEM Teams

Upload original content that demonstrates how you use of your skills to solve real-world problems during service-learning projects.

JEM Team Application

Leadership & Professional Development

Digital Media & Television Network
STEAM Careers That Build The Community On Demand Digital Economy 

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Strategists
CoD Network Investment Club

Compiles data from JEM Teams and all four levels of game play to improve in-game performance

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Organizers
Money Guide Brand Ambassadors

Ensures all programs are consistent with the teachings of The Money Guide for Young Entrepreneurs

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Content Creators
JEM-TV News Teams

JEM Team members that create and submit content to help tell the story of their team and the Partners In Education Network they represent.

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Entrepreneurs
Pop Shop Studios

JEM Teams that take game play to the ultimate level by converting their impact solutions into social ventures

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Service-Learning Projects

Select a program or crowdfunding campaign that your Junior Executive Management Team will use to create a Community On Demand service-learning project.

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Gamers & Mixers Competition League

JEM Teams compete through all four levels of game play to collect the highest amount of digital currencies and win cash, prizes and the opportunity to present their project results to the Legacy Council for further development.

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Community Connections
Volunteer Program

Practice using your leadership, team-building and problem solving skills by joining the Community On Demand meetup group and earning volunteer hours to help solve real world challenges.

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Investor/Mentor Meetups

Apply to be paired with STEAM professionals, philanthropists and educators in your community that can help convert your impact solution into sustainable fundraisers and social ventures.

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Junior Drone Discovery Initiative & JEM-TV News Team

Competition for Junior drone pilots, photographers, videographers and film crews that wish to join the JEM-TV News Team. Submit original content and report what’s happening in your local community in real time.

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The ATWOOD Model Urban/Rural Design Competition

Help small and family-owned land owners create revenue-generating community involvement growth strategies and new master use plans for their farms and properties.

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Fan Art Series
The Oracle Prophet & The 17 Realms

Help create a fantasy world whose stories follow the journey of young warrior skillsmen from The 17 Realms of S.T.E.A.M. and the prophetess that holds the keys to their knowledge.

Crowdfunding Campaigns

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