Getting excited for our upcoming Emerald Innovation Program and Huge Thanks to Our Sponsors & Donors for Help Making it Happen!
Count Down...Until Our Emerald Innovation Program begins...
Dear Jewels Connection,
We are counting down the days to our 2021 Emerald Innovation Program! Thank you to our generous sponsors and donors! You have created an opportunity for 9th - 12th graders to earn 3 transferrable college credits, creating a mobile app, and learning best practices in design and innovation thinking they can take beyond schooling.
Throughout the 10-weeks, the students will glean from the University of Iowa's Jacobsen Institute curriculum. Work with other like-minded youth and have a start-up business model completed before the year ends. The Emerald Innovation Program will be held on zoom on Monday and Wednesday's 4:30 to 6:30 PM from September 27, 2021through December 1, 2021.
Get excited because if you sign up youth and they complete the 10-week program, they will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a free computer! The gift keeps on giving...
Thank You, Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission
Thank you, Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission for Jewels Academy being one of the recipients of the 2021 Ladder Up Social Equity Grant!
The Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Ladder Up grant supports organizations that work to decrease the gap in economic development. The recipients focus on connecting residences with economic opportunities through programs that teach productive life skills beyond the classroom. More about the grant here.