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 […]
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 […]
BestPrep Board member and volunteer Steve Lear, CEO of Affiance Financial, shares the benefit he sees in volunteering through our financial literacy programs.
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 […]
This week, we have a guest blog post from an alumni of BestPrep’s Minnesota Business Venture. Kevin Calgren is a Partner at Network Medics and share’s his story below: One of the monumental crossroads in my life as an entrepreneur was my experience at BestPrep’s Minnesota Business Venture camp in the late 1990s. As a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]