Tag Archives: 40 Stories for 40 Years

Story 8 – Essay Winners

Tensions were running high for students and advisor Sara Damon on a November morning, when they would find out the result of a statewide essay contest they entered. The result was beyond what they could have imagined when entering. Walking into class on what appeared to be a typical morning, a proud group of 12 […]

Story 7 – I Am a Mentor Day

It’s “I Am a Mentor Day,” the day you’re given carte blanche to brag to all your friends that you are making a difference in a student’s life. BestPrep eMentors has a 13 year history, mentoring over 26, 600 students. We asked a couple of our mentors, Gina Picard and Erin Lauterbach from Accenture, to […]

Story 6 – Inspiring

BestPrep Board member and volunteer Steve Lear, CEO of Affiance Financial, shares the benefit he sees in volunteering through our financial literacy programs.

Story 5 – Career Day Perspective

As a high school student who is interested in pursuing a career in business, it is crucial to see what the day to day responsibilities are like in the business world. Therefore when our internship teacher at Wayzata High School said we were going on a field trip to Career Day at U.S. Bank our […]

Story 3: Life-changing

Many alumni of BestPrep’s program’s describe their experience as “life-changing”. For Nicole Middendorf, BestPrep’s Minnesota Business Venture camp set her on a completely different path than what she was planning. Originally interested in studying journalism in college, her experience at camp and playing The Stock Market Game in high school influenced her decision to study […]

Story 2 – eMentors Impact

Mentors can play an important role in preparing students to be prepared for life after high school. However, with busy schedules for students and business professionals, finding time to meet for regular visits often poses a challenge. BestPrep’s eMentors program offers an alternative, by bringing the two sides together through an accessible means of communication […]

Story 1 – Our first supporter

To kick off our 40 stories, we want to start at the beginning with one of our founding companies: 3M.  As a first year economics teacher at Breck School, Bob Kaitz traveled to 3M’s corporate headquarters in 1973 to meet with Fred Metcalfe, Vice President of Consumer Affairs. It turned out, Metcalfe had a vision […]