BestPrep Programs

School Year Programs

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Classroom Plus

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.

Cloud Coach

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.

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Financial Matters

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.

Summer Programs

Minnesota Business Venture

MBV 2020 will be completely online, now known as eMBV. High school students participate in a one-week residential summer camp hosted on a college campus. Students hear from prominent business speakers and work in teams to develop a business plan for a startup product of service while developing workplace skills like interviewing, networking, and financial literacy. Educators can help students become aware of this summer opportunity.

Technology Integration Workshop

This is a unique, virtual 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 virtual job shadow to learn more about career skills students need for success in the workplace.

Annual Impact

For over 40 years, BestPrep has made a significant impact on the lives of teachers, students and the communities we serve.

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