Benefits and Timeline for Summer Projects
Benefits of starting a project
Virtual or in-person
Projects can be hosted at your location or as a work from home experinece, or a mix of the two
You can complete meaningful short-term or back-burner projects without adding headcount
You’ll get quality help at a fraction of the cost of contractors
Unique skill sets
Teams often leverage teachers’ diverse skills, backgrounds, and perspectives.
Management experiences for your teams
Build skills such as project management, communications, goal setting, and managing diverse perspectives.
New skills for students
Teachers design lesson plans for their students to highlight your company and new skills.
Teachers as talent pipelines
Support ongoing classroom activities with your teacher and their students to build your company’s brand as a great place to work.
Beginning in November
Organizations start to identify Project Leaders to work on a specific number of projects
December to April
Teachers apply to Ignited for Summer Project opportunities
February to April
The Ignited team helps Project Leaders write descriptions for meaningful projects
March to May
Project Leaders interview and choose teachers that have been pre-screened for each project
The eight-week Summer Projects begin (schedule adjustments possible)
The projects end with our Spark the Future celebration and teacher report outs at companies
Project Leaders and their teams visit classrooms and participate in activities with students and teachers throughout the school year