Find Your Grind, the modern-day self-discovery and career exploration platform, launches its “Future Ready” online curriculum in all 50 states. The curriculum contains cutting-edge video content, activities and virtual assemblies designed to empower high school seniors by equipping them with the knowledge and support required to realize their full potential after graduation. The course is available for free for educators across the country and can be easily implemented into all class settings regardless of whether schools return this fall for remote, hybrid or in-classroom instruction due to COVID-19.
Already being integrated by dozens of schools that reach thousands of students across the United States, the Future Ready curriculum kicks off with a live, virtual assembly that will be broadcast online and hosted by serial entrepreneur, leading motivational speaker and Find Your Grind Co-founder Mike Smith. Each week of the eight-week course consists of virtual lessons on challenging topics that drive rewarding conversations, reflection and engagement between students, teachers and staff. The curriculum is pre-built for each district and also offers schools tools to measure the course’s impact.
Find Your Grind was founded by musician and entrepreneur Nick Gross along with Smith in 2018 to help Gen Z discover their purpose and explore career opportunities in the emerging economy. The company’s standards-aligned core curriculum centers on social emotional learning and begins with a lifestyle assessment that helps individuals understand and match their desired interests with potential careers. Find Your Grind’s deep-dive video content, interactive lessons and projects focus on engaging specific 21st-century topics and rely heavily on student agency, encouraging individuals to teach themselves. The platform also boasts an extensive library of mentors, including Major League Baseball player Clayton Kershaw, Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth Carter, musician Will.I.Am and skater and entrepreneur Rob Dyrdek, who provide students with real-world insights and advice to help them discover what they are meant to do.
“Figuring out who you are and what it is that you want to do in this life is hard enough, but the obstacles posed by COVID-19 have made it even tougher,” said Susie Harrison, Find Your Grind’s CGO. “Future Ready provides teachers a curriculum that easily fills the gaps in lesson planning created by the pandemic uncertainty while also engaging young adults — namely high school seniors who are at an absolutely critical point in their lives — with the kind of real-world information they genuinely want to consume and that will help them navigate their own path.”
“We’re constantly channeling the concept that spirit never sleeps at our school. With Future Ready we’re getting the same mindset, concepts and vision we talk about every day,” said Eron Campuzano, Dean of Activities, at El Dorado High School in Placentia, CA. “We are obviously excited to hear from Mike Smith and we’re thrilled to be able to share with our students and community that we’re willing to do whatever it takes to make sure our seniors are future ready and passionate about their dreams beyond high school.”
The brand-new Future Ready curriculum also utilizes Flipgrid, Microsoft’s leading video discussion platform favored by millions of PreK to PhD educators, students and families and is designed to create new opportunities for teachers and students to interact meaningfully, even at a distance.
ABOUT FIND YOUR GRIND
Founded in 2018, Find Your Grind is a Los Angeles based self-discovery and career exploration platform that gives individuals a roadmap to discover who they are, where they’re going, and the first steps to get there. Through its proprietary lifestyle assessments, free curriculum, modernized educational tools, and network of notable creators, entrepreneurs and young professionals who serve as digital mentors, Find Your Grind challenges the next generation to identify their passions and design a career around them. For more information, download the free curriculum, to access the tools on the app or to listen to The Find Your Grind Podcast, please visit FindYourGrind.com.