Our Digital Badge & Skillcoin Rewards System

Our Digital Badge & Skillcoin Rewards System is an evidence-based micro-credentialing platform that bridges the gap between applied learning and the digital gaming experience by measuring over 27 competencies that determine the employability and market value of our students’ STEM++ skills.


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Program Badges encourage students to explore local resources available within their community.

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Project Badges encourage students to engage in a NEXT Steps service learning outreach activity.

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Task Badges require engagement between multiple NEXT Steps Partners In Education.

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Skills Badges ensures students gain skills from a STEM++ Career Cluster or in a high-demand pathway.

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Leadership Badges are awarded to students that serve as Directors of Junior Executive Management Teams.

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NSPIE Badges are awarded to students that secure a badge from each previous digital badge category.

STEM++based Occupational Experiences Through
Workforce Apprenticeships

The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program is a workforce intermediary that integrates both academic and occupational experiences into paid, on-the-job work-based apprenticeships within high-demand STEM++ career clusters for youth and young adults.



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