BestPrep prepares students with business, career, and financial literacy skills through hands-on experiences that inspire success in work and life.
Impact and Programs
During the 2017-2018 school year, BestPrep served 54,691 students across 329 Minnesota schools, preparing them with business, career, and financial literacy skills needed for success in the future. The organization partnered with 590 teachers and mobilized 5,086 volunteers from the corporate community who contributed approximately 68,000 hours of service. BestPrep made this impact through seven education programs, offered at low or no cost to students, teachers, and schools.
90% of teachers report that students are better prepared for the workforce.
85% of teachers agree that students have increased awareness of career opportunities.
85% of teachers report that students better understand career skills.
80% of students better understand that today’s actions impact their future.
85% of students’ mentors made them feel important/valued.
80% of students reported thinking more about post-high school plans.
85% of teachers report that students better understand skills needed in the professional world.
85% of teachers report that students broadened knowledge of career options.
85% of teachers report that students improved communication skills.
90% of teachers report that students increased their financial literacy skills.
90% of teachers agree that students developed financial decision-making skills.
90% of teachers report that students will feel more confident managing their finances.
Minnesota Business Venture
90% of students report increased workplace skills.
90% of students report having a better understanding of managing personal finances.
90% of students report feeling more motivated to achieve success.
Stock Market Game
90% of teachers report that students increased awareness of how real-world events affect the stock market and the economy.
90% of teachers report that students better understand the risks/rewards of investing.
90% of teachers report that students developed college/career readiness skills.
Technology Integration Workshop
90% of educators gaining technology strategies to enhance students’ learning.
90% of educators increase their comfort with educational technology tools.
85% of educators gain a better understanding of workforce skills students will need.
Community or Constituency Served
Students and teachers in K through 12 throughout the State of Minnesota.
Geographic Area Served