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Volunteering with BestPrep is a great way to make an impact in your local community and Minnesota students’ futures. By partnering with educators, you are able to make a huge impact in the lives of students by providing practical educational experiences. Each year more than 5,000 volunteers help BestPrep accomplish its mission of preparing students with business, career, and financial literacy skills through hands-on experiences that inspire success in work and life. BestPrep’s programs are primarily involved in Twin Cities-area schools but are also utilized throughout the state of Minnesota.

All seven of our programs rely on volunteers to accomplish our mission of helping prepare students with business, career, and financial literacy skills. View our programs that you can volunteer for.

Volunteer Programs

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Classroom Plus

Share your business and career experience, or areas of expertise with students as a classroom presenter. Topics include business concepts, career information, interview experience, and more. This is a very flexible volunteer opportunity with a direct impact. You can select your preferred school locations and frequency. In addition, volunteers can serve as mock interviewers, and companies can provide guided tours to student groups.

Cloud Coach & eMentors

Through a series of weekly emails following guiding questions, mentor a high school student and help them link classroom learning to the business world. Cloud Coach, which targets entire ninth grade populations, also includes curriculum designed to promote future-mindedness and goal-orientation. You will meet your student face-to-face at the mentoring company’s workplace once during the program. These programs offers employees an opportunity to have a positive impact on the next generation of employees without ever leaving the office.

Financial Matters

Become a classroom presenter and help educate students on saving and investing, money management, car insurance, and related topics. This is a very flexible volunteer opportunity with a direct impact. You choose where and how often you participate.

Technology Integration Workshop

Business partners provide an educator with a half-day job shadow, allowing teachers to learn the most important and relevant topics to prepare students for future careers. Up with the latest tech? Become a guest speaker and present on innovative technology and workplace skills for teachers to take back to the classroom and model for students.

The Stock Market Game™

Become a classroom presenter and help educate students on saving and investing, money management, car insurance, and related topics. This is a very flexible volunteer opportunity with a direct impact. You choose where and how often you participate.

Minnesota Business Venture

As a business plan judge, watch students’ business plan presentations and provide feedback to the student “companies” on specific criteria. Financial planners lead small groups of students in discussions about the importance of effective financial planning. In the mock interviewer role, facilitate a 10-minute interview with a student and provide valuable feedback. Or as a guest speaker, share your knowledge about your company or specific business topic relevant to teens. The Resident Business Leader (RBL) position is a leadership and management development opportunity. RBLs facilitate, mentor, and lead the student companies during the week at MBV. Being an RBL is a week-long commitment, and extremely rewarding and educational. A room and board fee is associated with the RBL opportunity.

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