An Educate!-trained Mentor provides weekly leadership, entrepreneurship, and workforce readiness training to 40 Educate! Scholars at each partner school during the course of a year and a half. Participants are selected using a competitive application process that prioritizes gender balance, student need, and interest in the program. (See “Copylefting” below to access course curriculum)
Student Business Clubs
Educate!’s Scholars recruit other students to join them in forming a Student Business Club. With support from the Educate! Mentor and an Associate Teacher, students start one or more enterprises as a team. This experience provides a platform for students to practice the entrepreneurial skills needed to succeed in today’s economy.
Scholars are mentored through the challenges they face in starting enterprises and community initiatives. Additionally, the Scholars provide peer mentorship for at least three lower secondary students, creating impact throughout the school and helping Scholars develop communication and management skills.
Educate!’s Experience Association is a teacher professional development network that builds teacher capacity to implement skills-based and student-centered teaching practices. One teacher and one administrator from each partner school apply and are selected to participate in Educate!’s Experience Association, where they learn how to use proven interactive and student-centered teaching methods, facilitate group mentorship sessions, and guide students through the process of starting their own businesses.