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Students use the knowledge, skills, and abilities they have gained previously to start making an impact NOW as they create and implement their own projects.
They develop projects based on their passion, such as music, engineering, or a foreign language.
Some prepare themselves to tackle college or an apprenticeship. Sometimes those projects lead to businesses or careers, sometimes those projects help the students find and fill in some of the gaps in their education (and guess what? We all have gaps in our education!).
They stretch themselves further than they thought they could go. But the students are not alone. They are guided by their Edison coach with a system of accountability, including deadlines and weekly self-evaluations to help them achieve their goals. By supporting and inspiring each other, they are able to join in the great conversation and overcome their roadblocks to find success.
The skills they gain in the Edison Project are invaluable tools they’ll use throughout their lives as they continue to fulfill their mission.
A few of the vital principles the study are: