Cloud Coach Educator Resources

Empowering your students with the skills needed for success in school and beyond!

Thank you for participating in Cloud Coach! Cloud Coach is designed to motivate students to think forward about their futures and act now to achieve their goals. BestPrep pairs every ninth grader at a Minneapolis or Saint Paul public school with a mentor from a local company over an 8 week mentorship. Halfway through students and mentors meet at the company for an in person opportunity called the Cloud Summit. Please use this webpage as a resource throughout the Cloud Coach program.

Please read the Educator Handbook by clicking the button below.

Why Cloud Coach

What is a Mentor?

Let’s get started!

1. Look in your school email for a message from Cloud Coach called “Cloud Coach Student Pre-Survey”.  Complete this pre-survey.

2. Understand your role in the Cloud Coach program. Read through the Educator Handbook Give your students the Student Guide and watch the Student Guide Video.

3. Watch the kickoff video to the right!

Program Kickoff Video

Weeks 1-4

The first four weeks of the program focus on thinking forward.  You and your mentor will get to know each other and begin thinking about what you would like to do after high school.


Now that you’ve completed all of your program kickoff activities and learned more about your company, it’s time to start writing messages!

You will wait to receive your mentor’s first message.  When your mentor sends their message, it will be sent to your school email account.  When opening the email, you will be able to read your mentor’s message and click a link to go to the online portal.  The online portal is a safe and secure way for BestPrep to monitor the messages.  You will write your reply message into the box titled “Message” and click “Submit” at the bottom of the page!

Click the many links below for extra support as you write your message each week to your mentor!

Think Forward

Weeks 5-8

The last four weeks of the Cloud Coach program focuses on acting now!  You and your mentor will discuss what actions you can take now in order to take active steps towards reaching your future dreams!

Click the many links below for extra support as you write your message each week to your mentor!

Week 5: Example Message & Writing Tutorial

Week 6: Example Message & Writing Tutorial

Week 7: Example Message & Writing Tutorial

Week 8: Read your mentor’s message and complete the post-survey. Both can be found in your school email account.

Act Now

Halfway through the Cloud Coach program, students and mentors have the opportunity to attend a meet & greet to understand each other’s professional and personal backgrounds, in hopes to build a stronger bond.

Check out the many additional resources below!

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