NOW Teamship is a program built to help the next generation of talent get better at collective problem solving.
Who is eligible?
High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who live and attend school in GO Virginia Region 3 are eligible to participate in NOW Teamship. GO Virginia Region 3 includes these 15 localities: Halifax County, Mecklenburg County, Brunswick County, Lunenburg County, Charlotte County, Prince Edward County, Cumberland County, Buckingham County, Nottoway County, Amelia County, Pittsylvania County, Henry County, Patrick County, Danville, and Martinsville.
What Will This Be Like?
The goal is to help the next generation of talent get better at collective problem solving. Squads of three to four diverse students work together to solve a real problem for a real business in the area. Students will work with a team of peers to design and propose a solution that they will pitch to their business partner at a public Pitch Event. Throughout the experience, the team will be coached by NOW Teamship mentors. Students gain valuable experience and tools in a coached, teamwork setting, and employers gain fresh perspectives on potential solutions… all in a collaborative fashion with potentially deep impact for both future workers and employers.
In short, this experience is designed to help students develop the mindsets and tools needed for the future of work.
What are the Benefits of Participating?
Unique professional experience working on real problems for real businesses
Relationship-building and collaboration with a diverse set of peers and stakeholders
Development of four critical career mindsets: Analytical, Design, Collective and Self-Aware
Application of design-thinking methodologies to solve hard problems
Experience using virtual collaboration tools
A free one-of-a-kind experience to highlight on college or job applications
Find a NOW Teamship Program Near You
NOW Teamship is currently in the following locations:
Chatham High School
Tara Stafford, Biology Teacher
Halifax County High School
Mandy Flowers, Business Teacher
I.W. Taylor Virtual Academy
Eric Banks, Academic Recovery
Southern Virginia Higher Education Center
Lisa Mettler, Work Based Learning
Interested in leading the Team?
Become a District C Certified Coach to facilitate the NOW Teamship program in your classroom.