+ Mentoring Interning Tutoring Launching Youth & Student Innovations An integrated and comprehensive approach to generational economic opportunity, prosperity, and community engagement
+ Overview Thousands of national, statewide, and regional/community programs in place Fragmented across demographic, population, community, scholastic, science-technology themes Billions of public and private sector dollars targeting Youth and Students – including philanthropic resources – but rarely seen in a holistic, linked pathway (approximately $17 billion per year) Little organization nor operating models in communities along a continuum of common purpose, performance, metrics, and outcomes Technology, social media, and better targeting of communications, outreach, and engagement can leap-frog current challenges Focusing on economic opportunity, prosperity, and innovation cuts across geography, populations, and business models
+ Stages of Youth and Student ‘Engagement’ for Knowledge and Economic Prosperity Mentoring: Tutoring: Interning: Launching: Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Linking Real- Identify and Connecting Beyond World Life Connecting Students to Traditional Experiences Student Needs Their First Entrepreneurial and New with Cost- Career, Job, Programs, form Knowledge Effective and Life-Skill Dormcubators, through Efficient through Just-in-Time Community & Expertise for Regional Innovations, Civic-led Improved Corporate and Idea Factories Institutions, Learning and Industry Sector and Small Scale Organizations Scores Programs Investments Note: initial inventory of programs, initiatives, events, resources suggests most activities fall into these four categories and stages
+ Case for Integration By creating a continuum of services, information, resources, and engagement, youth and students can access the critical knowledge needed to complete course work as well as seek immediate employment and business development As an individual advances along the continuum, the service model makes the progression easier and affordable Partnerships seek one-stop, packaged, and measurable results- oriented solutions; such partnerships include corporations, foundations, public sector officials, and economic communities/regions Technological platforms exist and are emerging that strengthen the integration models for a continuum of services and business activities Monetizing the continuum model is evident and tested already
+ Goals: Immediate and Long-Term Create technology platforms that minimize barriers for integration while advancing revenue generation Create a network of communities/regions, partnerships, and campuses that can establish ‘brand/market-share’ of no less than 30% within one year Create a delivery system that attracts the best-in-class content, leadership, resource partners, and obviously youth and students Create additional methods for revenue generation including reinvestment and charitable giving for purchase of ‘time’ packages, content roll-ups, and content sharing Create long-term value for repeat customer loyalty through unique campaigns, incentives, and national/regional contests
+ Unique ‘Delivery’ towards Goals Leverage Generation Internet Networks (GIN)/Tutor Matching – and similar existing and evolving technology platforms on Facebook, other Social Media, Phones, Tools Leverage GINS/Collegia/Other Networks across campuses, communities, and corporate/philanthropic institutions Leverage Popular Media and Related Social Media interests in Youth and Student Progress/Performance/Prosperity – a grassroots scenario in urban AND rural America Leverage Expertise through Thought-Leadership Forums, Briefings, and Reports – leading to recognition AND new content models Leverage Funding Sources as Drivers of Idea/Pilot-Development – federal, state, and regional grants and contracts in need of tested solutions
+ Vehicle: “Youth and Student Collaboratory” National “platform” that brings together Mentoring, Interning, Tutoring, and Launching as a one-stop operating model Serves as a potential 501c3 for addressing side-by-side relationship building, thought-leadership, and engagement support for acquisition of other related services, products, and programs – as well as sponsors for youth and students that cannot afford such on-going expenditures Hosts national and regional forums and roundtables on the future of youth and student learners, innovators, technology-users, economic ‘engines’ in communities, institutions – creates a National Scorecard Identifies trends, forecasts, and ultimately demand for new ideas, products, services, and leverage of the Youth and Student enterprise capabilities and capacities; provides research, survey, and other forms of data, information, insight to issues and opportunities in the youth and student arena.
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