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Young Adults: 

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We are a 501 (C) 3, non-profit corporation dedicated to forming self-empowered teams that improve life skills including but not limited to team building and project management as well as undertaking problem solving.


Note to the student & Facilitator
A stand alone program or combined with an apprenticeship.  
AI Discussion of Soft Skills


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Is for young adults( that may have not completed H.S. or high school graduates that have no career direction) to provide the resourses needed to learn skills that helps them succeed in a career or additional schooling (college and career readiness (CCR)) and be a better community member.
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Project Academy aims to equip at-risk young adults with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in both their personal and professional lives. Through a combination of life skills training, peer learning, and organizational knowledge, we aim to help these students develop the mindset of an owner and understand how corporations and organizations work.
 Our program is unique in that it teaches these skills in a project-based environment, utilizing a peer learning approach and emphasizing teamwork, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.
 The program is structured as a multi-month series of projects and classes, with ongoing follow-ups to ensure continued progress and success. By equipping these young adults with the tools they need to succeed, we hope to not only benefit the individuals themselves, but also society and the organizations that hire them as productive, valuable members of the workforce.


The Future of Work Requires Non-Technical Expertise


As advanced technologies automate our world in more ubiquitous ways, we naturally assume that technical skills will be in the highest demand in the future job market. But as revealed in a recent report from the World Economic Forum (WEF), among many other studies, the rise of ever-smarter machines demands a surge in the social and emotional abilities machines cannot master. Soft skills such as adaptability, creative thinking, persuasion, relationship mastery, the ability to deal with complexity, and time management are increasingly valuable to companies as they become more dynamic, interconnected, and flexible by necessity. However, HR professionals report difficulty recruiting candidates who have these very skills!

Our uniqueness

We will use a peer learning process to learn our material.
How do we pick and use a learning buddy to support our learning.  Each of us is a mentor to one of our team mates.

Thinking Technicians

Developing people for the new economy

  • Thinking Associates (TA)

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Our Process:

This learning process starts with a group of between 5-8 individuals, who will work together starting with an ice-breaker, then forming a learning team, followed by selecting a problem, working on solving the problem and finishing up with a testing and reporting activity to the community.  During these tasks, life-skills will be infused in the process. 


The expected outcomes are as follows:

Students learning about themselves and building a brand statement.
Using a peer learning process with two students working together on the PBL process.
Uses questioning, why, what and how while doing activities.
Developing an engineering & team mind-set.  (Teams build character, culture and community.)
Internalize the problem-solving process & Thinking skills
Connection to various life skills used in the community, business and schools. AI-List of Skills/Company needs
Begin a path for lifelong learning.


This learning concept is a combination of on-line web based self-learning
(Flip process), collaborative web team software and a facilitator to tie it all together. The basic process is learning about self, being part of a team, tool needed, problems solving, presenting your conclusion to the community and reflection.    Life skills are infused during this process. Our uniqueness for learning

Curriculum      ... Example of a 16 week curriculum


Peer Mentoring Handbook
Modified Curriculum-2/28/2023


Learning Process Overview







GED plan

Participants do not need to have a GED/HiSET/high school diploma to be in our program.
If a participant does not have a high school credential yet, we will work with them to make a plan on
how to get it if needed.


Needs for our students: Foundational Skills-
  • Understanding remote communication technology
  • Thinking skills
  • Supply-chain innovation
  • Process management
  • Time management, Planning skills
  • Customer focus
  • Digital tools (cloud, social)
  • Social media, Google docs
  • Building plans-needed by the corporation

Major Life-skills

Trust, Respect, Empathy, Listening, Independence,  Collaboration, Kindness, Taking Risks, Boldness, Creativity, Learning attitude, Work ethics, Communications skills, Decision making, Financial literacy, Time management