Main Steps and Timeline for Summer Projects

Starting your summer project

1) Identify Project Leaders

You confirm the company teams who will host teachers and create brief descriptions of each project. Most companies host 2-to-4 projects per year

2) Match teachers to projects

The Ignited team posts your project descriptions and teachers sign up for the projects that interest them. We select the top 2-3 candidates that best match each project description and set of requirements

3) Interview and select teachers

Project Leaders interview teachers and choose the best fit. The Ignited team notifies each teacher and finalizes the project agreement

4) Onboard and complete projects

Teachers work on your projects virtually or in-person for eight weeks during the summer, actively collaborating with your teams and reporting out the results in August

5) Share lessons with students

Teachers develop lesson plans to share with their students based on lessons learned during your summer projects

6) Stay connected

After the summer, your employees stay engaged with teachers and volunteer (virtually or in-person) as career role models in classrooms for a variety of school activities

2022 timeline

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 their projects

March to May

Project Leaders interview and choose teachers for their projects that have been pre-screened by Ignited


The eight-week Summer Projects begin (schedule adjustments possible)


The projects end with our Spark the Future celebration and teacher report outs at companies and universities


Project Leaders and their teams volunteer in classrooms and participate in activities with students and teachers during the school year

Become a Project