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Age Recommendation: 17-18
Prerequisites: As many LEMI projects as possible
Concurrent Project Recommendation: Classical Acting or Quest 3
A few of the vital principles that scholars will study in Edison Project are:
-finding heroes that had the same (or similar) life mission
-securing mentors who can prepare them for that mission
-showing initiative and dedication to their unique purpose
-learn to do the right-next thing
Scholars 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, and sometimes the projects are designed to fill knowledge gaps.
Scholars learn to stretch themselves further than they thought they could go. But they are not alone. They are guided by their Edison mentor 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.
*Please note that age recommendations and prerequisites are not hard and fast. There is room to individualize as a scholar's needs dictate.