Board Member Outreach Packet
1. Executive Summary (serves as one pager and fact sheet)
2. Scholar Stories
3. Videos: http://www.experienceeducate.org/video-gallery/
4. PSM Eval Results One Pager
5. 3 Year Strategic Plan (not to be shared externally)
6. About Educate! blurb:
Notes: Be careful and only include this in a private e-mail that will not be shared until we officially report our launch in Kenya publicly.
Educate! prepares youth in Africa with the skills to succeed in today’s economy.
We tackle youth unemployment by reforming what schools teach and how they teach it, so that students in Africa have the skills to start businesses, get jobs and drive development in their communities. Our model is delivered through practically-trained teachers and youth mentors. Educate!’s goal is to make this practical, skills-based model part of national education systems.
In 2018, we’re launching in Kenya, working in 175 secondary schools in Rwanda and over 700 schools in Uganda (25% of the country) reaching over 42,000 students intensively and 530,000 more broadly. Our model was proven to have massive impact in a randomized controlled trial. Graduates earned DOUBLE the income of a control group and had a 64% increase in business creation. Our graduates change their lives and their communities, such as Lillian Aero who employs over 100 AIDS-affected women.
In 2012, Educate! partnered with Uganda’s government to integrate curriculum and a student business club structure into Uganda's entrepreneurship course nationally; in 2015, we served as a technical advisor to Rwanda on its secondary education reform; and in 2016, we began serving as a technical advisor to Kenya on its national curriculum reform.
Educate!’s team includes almost 180 staff and almost 300 volunteer youth mentors. We have been backed by top foundations such as MasterCard, Big Bang Philanthropy, Mulago, Echoing Green, Ashoka and Global Innovation Fund. Educate! won the 2015 WISE Awards, and was featured by Bill Gates, an Al Jazeera documentary, Forbes 30 under 30, Clinton Global Initiative and The Brookings Institution as one of 14 case studies in their global scaling education learning initiative.
Educate!'s vision for 2024 is to measurably impact 1 million students across Africa each year.