Green Mouse Academy (GMA)—a longtime AlphaBEST partner—has worked since 2010 to provide current and cutting-edge technology arts enrichment to AlphaBEST students. Through their team, AlphaBEST students participate in weekly enrichment activities that include coding, robotics, stop-motion animation and FIRST LEGO League Jr. challenges.
FIRST LEGO League Jr. is designed to introduce STEM concepts to kids ages 6 to 10 while exciting them through a brand they know and love—LEGO®. In 2016, GMA and AlphaBEST decided to take a further step to enhance the student experience by implementing a discovery form of the FIRST LEGO League Jr. program as a core Technology Arts experience.
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FableVision, an award-winning educational media and storytelling studio, to partner with AlphaBEST Education, the leading provider of after school and summer enrichment-based programming, to develop a story-themed summer camp program featuring best-selling author/illustrator duo Paul and Peter H. Reynolds’ book Going Places about creativity and invention.
AlphaBEST Education, a leading provider of after school and summer programs, and FableVision, an award-winning, educational media and storytelling company, have announced the development of the “Going Places” Summer Camp featuring the award-winning book by FableVision’s founders and twin brothers Paul and Peter H. Reynolds. The program will offer engaging, immersive activities and challenges based on the book’s themes, which illustrate the critical life skills advocated by the Partnership for 21st Century Learning – known as the “4Cs” – communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.
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Forbes named AlphaBEST Education a Best Employer For New Grads. AlphaBEST is ranked #121 of 250 companies included on the list. Other companies recognized include LinkedIn, JetBlue Airways, and Google.
AlphaBEST was the only after school enrichment company to be named among the top 200 companies on the list.
“We’re incredibly proud to be recognized as a Forbes Best Employer For New Grads,” said Judy Nee, CEO of AlphaBEST, which employs more than 1,800 employees. “We work to develop curriculum that sets the bar within the world of after school, but without amazing employees to deliver that curriculum, we fall short. We know recruiting – and keeping – top talent is key for us to continue to bring best-in-class programs to our school district partners and families across the country.”
This is the first year Forbes has issued its Best Employers For New Grads list, partnering with Statista to anonymously survey 10,000 Americans with less than a decade of professional experience who work for businesses with at least 1,000 employees. Survey participants were asked to rank companies on criteria including salary, how likely they’d be to recommend the organization to others, and working conditions, and they were also encouraged to nominate other employers within their industry to be considered for the list.
The full Forbes 2018 Best Employers For New Grads list can be found here.
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