INSPIRING YOUTH TO THRIVE

 

Community of forward-thinking educators

 

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WELCOME, EDUCATORS!

 

Join our global virtual professional learning community to create deep student-led environments where young people are safe and free to express themselves while making a positive social change.

Our community is built around evidence-based practice with training, curriculums and extensive resources for 21st-century learning.

By combining academia, real-world learning and social entrepreneurship we are creating a better world for future generations.

"All children are brilliant, and it’s our responsibility to let them express it."
- Dr. Sonia Toledo
Creator of IDEAS Empowered by Youth®

OUR LEARNING PHILOSOPHY

Our products and services which use evidence-based practice are centered around growth mindset, self-awareness, and emotional safety for both educators and students.

We believe that to inspire youth on a global scale, we need to train, develop, and support educators in creating socially conscious student-led learning environments.

Our experiential learning process provides educators with the tools to help youth develop job-readiness skills, information literacy and other 21st century skills.

We prepare educators for a role of facilitators and coaches who empower young people to be their best selves and use their talents to pursue their dreams.

Through our trainings and curriculums, educators learn how to develop innovators who will become the next generation of leaders and social entrepreneurs.

OUR PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Dignity of Children®

Professional Development and K-12 Curriculums for Educators

IDEAS EMPOWERED BY YOUTH®

K-12 Project-Based Learning Curriculums

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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT                 

Developing 21st-century workforce (for 16-24 year olds)

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NYS SCHOOL-AGE CARE CREDENTIAL

School Age Care
Credential

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DEVELOPMENT WITH DIGNITY

On-site Training for Organizations & Schools

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Tiana Walker | iDEAS Student | Entrepreneurship Competition 2022
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"It has always been my dream to start my own business, and having this program here to help me has been really amazing for me!" 

Tiana Walker | IDEAS Student | Entrepreneurship Competition 2022

REAL WORLD LEARNING EXPERIENCES

IDEAS Empowered by Youth® includes extensive resources for young people that provide them with real-world learning experience. We connect youth with corporate professionals and business owners who help take their ideas to the next level through mentorship, advisory and education. We strongly believe that to THRIVE young people need to be heard and their ideas - validated by experts from various industries and occupations. Our key resources are:

MENTORSHIP & COACHING

for youth with corporate professionals and business owners

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IDEAS BY YOUTH SYMPOSIUM

an event to give our young people a voice

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP COMPETITION

helping young people to bring their ideas to life

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We are looking for business professionals and experts to join us as industry partners. Click HERE to learn more.
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OUR COMMUNITIES

COMMUNITY FORUM

A space for like-minded educators from around the world to connect, ask questions, share ideas, and discuss topics related to education, 21st-century learning, and self improvement.

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YOUTH PROJECTS SHOWCASE

A space for educators to showcase their students' projects, PSAs, presentations, videos they have made, art materials that they have created and more.

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TESTIMONIALS

Thank you for bringing such a meaningful overlooked topic to our attention and encouraging us as youth to educate ourselves and take action.
– IDEAS Climate Change Student | MMCC | 2020

I learned how to be a good team player even when I didn’t have to courage to talk. I had good teammates who was there with me and understood my problem statement.
– IDEAS Entrepreneurship Student | 2021

It (the program) gave me the ability to work on my soft skills as well as technical which is crucial in a job setting. 10/10 would recommend!
– IDEAS Business & Finance Student | SYEP 2022

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Responsible Leadership in the 21-st Century

by Dr. Sonia Toledo

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