Seed, Plant, Grow
As Ed Farm aims to innovate education, we understand the important role our community plays in ideating and creating high impact learning solutions. For that reason, we have a three prong approach for engaging our community stakeholders and harvesting solutions for education: Seed, Plant, Grow.
Ed Farm's 3 Prong Approach to Harvesting Community Ideas
Seed programming focuses on teaching the entrepreneurial mindset, understanding problems, and ideating community based solutions
Plant programming guides our founders through idea nurturing training including research driven ideation, solution validation, testing, and scaling
Grow programming assists our entrepreneurs in accelerating and selling their businesses
Entrepreneurship Training For Students
Birmingham Promise High School students participate in a semester long entrepreneurship training apprenticeship with Ed Farm where they expand their knowledge of digital tools and professional skills while supporting Ed Farm’s mission. Apprentices learn about future career opportunities in the technology, nonprofit and education sectors, and connect with several professionals who are currently working in diverse fields. During the semester they enjoy entrepreneurship, design, and coding curriculum as well as career development skills adhering to NACE Career Readiness Competencies:
- Critical Thinking
- Problem Solving
- Oral/Written Communications
- Information Technology Application
- Work Ethic and Career Management
Summer Educator Entrepreneurship Training
During the summer, educators will be invited to participate in our entrepreneurship training to learn how to apply the entrepreneurial mindset to their own community problems and to build their own scalable companies. Program participants will then leverage the Ed Farm network to test and validate their business ideas.