Author Archives: Brook Sunderman

BestPrep featured in Twins x Thrivent At Bat For Impact

BestPrep and three other youth focused nonprofits have been selected by the Minnesota Twins and Thrivent to be part of their At Bat For Impact program. The program will generate funds for the nonprofits in their new fan-directed philanthropy program. Fans that attend home games from April 19 to May 9 can use the app that will appear […]


Featured Student: Jackson Thao

Jackson Thao, a sophomore at Golda Meir High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, embarked on a transformative journey with BestPrep’s Minnesota Business Venture program. His narrative mirrors the profound impact of educational initiatives on young minds, resonating deeply with BestPrep’s mission of fostering student success through business and financial literacy programs.  Reflecting on his experience, Jackson […]


Building Brighter Futures: Cloud Coach Success

The 2023-2024 school year marked a significant milestone for us. We’re thrilled to bring you the latest updates and highlights from the Cloud Coach program. From cultivating new partnerships to facilitating empowering experiences, our journey has been truly remarkable! This fall marked the successful launch of the Cloud Coach program at Humboldt High School. Guided […]


Students Win Big at the BestPrep Educational Forum

Twenty Minnesota students earned prizes for their recent submissions to the Student Spotlight Competition held in conjunction with the BestPrep Educational Forum. Participants in the competition created projects inspired by a prompt from national non-profit leader and author, John Hope Bryant’s keynote address at the Forum, Financial Dignity for All. The prompt students were given […]


Featured Student: Alanna Pundsack

Alanna Pundsack participated in Minnesota Business Venture (MBV) back in 2012, and we have had the pleasure of reconnecting with her to see what she has been up to!    She attended MBV in ninth grade, which was her first time ever visiting a college campus. She was motivated to participate because she wanted to learn […]


BestPrep 2024 Educational Forum Resounding Success

800 people gathered together on February 8 at the Minneapolis Convention Center for the BestPrep Educational Forum, featuring nationally renowned non-profit leader and best-selling author, John Hope Bryant. Bryant gave a powerful keynote presentation on financial inclusion that left guests inspired and energized. John Hope Bryant then joined Kelley Elliott, Vice President​ of Total Rewards […]