Benefits and Timeline for Summer Projects

Benefits of starting a project

Virtual or in-person

Projects can be hosted at your location or as a work from home experinece, or a mix of the two

Increased productivity

You can complete meaningful short-term or back-burner projects without adding headcount

Cost-effective expertise

You’ll get quality help at a fraction of the cost of contractors

Unique skill sets

Teams often leverage teachers’ diverse skills, backgrounds, and perspectives.

Management experiences for your teams

Build skills such as project management, communications, goal setting, and managing diverse perspectives.

New skills for students

Teachers design lesson plans for their students to highlight your company and new skills.

Teachers as talent pipelines

Support ongoing classroom activities with your teacher and their students to build your company’s brand as a great place to work.

2020 timeline

Beginning in November

Organizations start to identify Project Leaders to work on a specific number of projects

December to April

Teachers apply to Ignited for Summer Project opportunities

February to April

The Ignited team helps Project Leaders write descriptions for meaningful projects

March to May

Project Leaders interview and choose teachers that have been pre-screened for each project


The eight-week Summer Projects begin (schedule adjustments possible)


The projects end with our Spark the Future celebration and teacher report outs at companies


Project Leaders and their teams visit classrooms and participate in activities with students and teachers throughout the school year

Become a Project