School Year Programs
Bridging the gap between lessons learned in the classroom and skills utilized in the workplace, this hands-on program brings free volunteer speakers into classrooms, as well as provides mock interviews and workplace tours.
A school’s entire ninth grade class is paired with caring adult mentors from the business community in one-on-one mentorships. This program strengthens students’ motivations to succeed in school and beyond through email mentoring.
High school classes are matched with caring adult mentors from the same company for an 8-week email mentoring relationship in which students explore careers, develop job skills, and gain an introduction to the workplace through a one-time Meet and Greet with their mentor at the company.
Through interactive presentations, industry professionals help students become financially literate. Available to teachers in grades 6-12, the program offers a variety of topics that teach real-life lessons in money management.
The Stock Market Game™
Students work in teams to invest $100,000 of virtual money in the stock market while also building a fundamental knowledge of the global economy. Students manage their portfolios and buy and sell securities. They learn about the power and long-term value of investing, as well as the risk associated with it.
Minnesota Business Venture
MBV is a weeklong business and career development summer camp that brings together students in grades 9-12 to learn business, leadership, and financial literacy skills. At MBV students work in small teams or “companies” to create a fictitious product and business plan that is presented at the end of the session, Shark Tank-style. Educators can help students become aware of this summer opportunity.
Technology Integration Workshop
This is a unique professional development experience for K-12 educators. Attendees will improve their technology skills, have dedicated time to apply newly-learned information as they update a unit plan of their choosing, and participate in a job shadow to learn more about career skills students need for success in the workplace.
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