Students today face fierce competition for college admissions and job positions, but they can differentiate themselves from other applicants by achieving project success in the classroom.
Many students however are not equipped with the tools to run projects effectively, and teachers/parents
often do not have the necessary experience to teach fundamental project management concepts. Thats where we come in.
Students today face fierce competition for college admissions and job positions, but they can differentiate themselves from other applicants by achieving project success in the classroom. Many students, however, are not equipped with the tools to run projects effectively, and teachers/parents often do not have the necessary experience to teach fundamental project management concepts.
The Project Management for Youth Program (PM4Y™) provides students with life skills that transcend industries, occupations, companies, cultures, and ages. The program’s curriculum teaches skills that research has proven to be lacking in students: leadership, professionalism, critical thinking, teamwork, and oral communications (Society of HR Management). In PM4Y™, students learn basic project management concepts through a Project-Based Learning approach and apply the knowledge to real-world projects. This unique program provides essential information to secondary students and better prepares them for successful academic experiences, career aspirations, and personal lives.
About 40% of executives and hiring managers think that
graduates do not have the skills necessary to succeed in an entry-level position (The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2018).
Out of the 1.9 million students who took the ACT 2018, only 26% had the foundational readiness skills for college or the workforce (College Readiness, ACT, 2018).
The following skills are among the topmost important skills business leaders have identified in order to succeed at work: collaboration, problem-solving, verbal communication, critical thinking and leadership (Forbes.com, 2019).
Schools that combine a rigorous curriculum with a
comprehensive professional development program see a
significant positive impact on student's college and career readiness (College Readiness, ACT, 2019).
What People Are Saying
"PM4Youth beautifully coordinates with preparing my kids for the challenges they will face in the future."
- School Counselor
“This class will help me be more prepared and organized when I head to high school.”
- Ajuanea, 7th Grade Student
"PM4Youth is one of those tools that is very well aligned with what our goals are for our kids."
- School Principle
“The class has taught me to be better prepared for my future in business.”
- Joshua, 6th Grade Student
“PM skills are important since everything you do out in the real world is project related.”
- Lauren, 8th Grade Student
Life is a Project
Like many students, the creators of PM4Y were introduced to project management through academic and extracurricular activities
- Marching Band
- Student Government
What Is A Project?
"A project is a temporary endeavor with a clear beginning and end, undertaken to meet specific goals."
- Producing a Yearbook
- Planning a Prom
- Training for a Race
- Saving for a Car