BestPrep is a Minnesota-based nonprofit organization that provides educational programs to students in grades 4-12, with the mission of preparing students with business, career, and financial literacy skills through hands-on experiences that inspire success in work and life. BestPrep works with companies to bridge the gap between classroom learning and skills utilized in the workplace. Since its inception in 1976, BestPrep has served more than 1.6 million Minnesota students and teachers with the education and resources to ensure students are college-prepared, work-ready, and career-bound.
BestPrep offers seven different programs including Classroom Plus, Cloud Coach, eMentors, Financial Matters, Minnesota Business Venture, The Stock Market Game™, and Technology Integration Workshop.
Whether you’re a company looking to volunteer your employees’ time or sponsor a program, a teacher looking to incorporate our programs into your curriculum, or a student looking to learn more about preparing for your future, get involved!
Who We Serve
Enhance your curriculum with our free and low-cost, easy-to-use programs.
BestPrep offers many programs you can incorporate into your classroom. These programs are available to help meet your curriculum requirements by reinforcing students’ business, career, and financial literacy skills. BestPrep offers resources to help students develop essential skills that enable them to be successful in work and life.
Our programs allow you to bring a professional to your class to discuss careers or financial topics, provide mentorship to your students, teach your students about the stock market, and more. As an educator, you can also participate in BestPrep’s Technology Integration Workshop in the summer.
BestPrep’s goal is to provide Minnesota students with the resources and skills they need to become college-prepared, work-ready, and career-bound. We partner with hundreds of schools in Minnesota and the Twin Cities to incorporate our programs into classrooms. Find out if your school is utilizing BestPrep programs by contacting your teacher or principal.
BestPrep also manages Minnesota Business Venture (MBV), a business and career development summer camp for Minnesota high school students.
All of BestPrep’s programs heavily rely on volunteers to achieve our goal of providing Minnesota students with the knowledge and skills to become college-prepared, work-ready, and career-bound. Volunteering with BestPrep is an easy and meaningful way to give back to the community. Use your personal business and career experiences to teach students that they, too, can have a successful future.
Volunteer opportunities include presenting to a classroom on career, business, or financial topics; serving as a mock interviewer; mentoring a student; judging student’s business plans; advising students at Minnesota Business Venture summer camp; educating students on the stock market; or helping educators better understand today’s workplace.
Whether you’re a company, organization, foundation, or individual, you can partner with BestPrep to provide financial or volunteer support. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the support that BestPrep receives from individuals, foundations, and corporate partners is essential to our ability to serve Minnesota youth. There are many ways to give, and every dollar makes a difference. Find out more about all the ways you can make an impact on Minnesota youth.
The Annual Impact
For over 40 years, BestPrep has made a significant impact on the lives of teachers, students, and the communities we serve.
Thanks to the help of many companies and organizations for helping us achieve our mission to help students prepare for their futures. We are grateful for the volunteer time and money these partners have provided.
Supported by our founding partners