Why Should You Start Your Own YESS Group?
Setting Up Your Own Group
A) OPTIONAL - Schedule a demo of the YESS Business Basics program at any time during the process. We are always happy to review with you the course, the Group Questionnaire, the Group Agreement, Syllabus and any other questions you may have.
B) When you are ready, complete the YESS Group Questionnaire.
C) Sign the brief agreement you will be sent once you complete Step B above. You will usually receive the agreement within 48 business hours.
D) Modify the sample Syllabus below to your needs and submit it to ActionCOACH Foundation. You will need to know your Start and End Dates and frequency of classes. We recommend a 12-week program with major assignments due the end of Weeks 4, 9 and 11 per the sample. Once updated for your group, we like to include the Syllabus in the student confirmation email.
A) Promote the course and collect student applications and parental consents using the Application/Parental Consent Form below OR by providing the application link so students can complete same online (with the latter, skip Step B below). ActionCOACH Foundation must have parental consents from all students under the age of 18.
B) Email a list of all students with email addresses and birthdates at least one week prior to your start date. If possible, create the list as an Excel CSV file.
C) Once accepted, students will be enrolled and will receive an email with the approved Syllabus and directions on how to get started.
D) Students set their own passwords regardless of whether they apply individually through the site or whether they are enrolled from a group list. Once their enrollment has been approved, they go to the dashboard and click on YESS Business Basics to begin.
A) ADVANCE PREP - Prepare for your classes and/or virtual Zoom calls using your Syllabus. Personalize the introductory PowerPoint (see Step #4). Be sure to provide either a verbal reminder (best for face-to-face classrooms) or send an email reminder (best for virtual classes) one to three days prior to each class.
B) FIRST CLASS - Walk your class through the introductory PowerPoint, including the class introductions. Be prepared to answer any questions they may have about expectations (see below) and the Syllabus. Preview Zoom Video #1 for an example of an introductory class.
C) STUDENT EXPECTATIONS - Encourage your students to spend at least 30 minutes daily on their computers with Wifi access to watch all videos for the week, plus:
D) ONGOING CLASSES - Course facilitators should check in with students to see how they are doing, spend time answering questions, highlight key points from the week's learnings and encourage the students to comment on their learnings. You want to be ensure that the students are absorbing and retaining the new concepts. ActionCOACH Foundation will assist you with monthly Progress Reports on the students. You can use the Q and A recaps for each week (see Step #4) to help you plan questions for classroom engagement.
E) MAJOR ASSIGNMENTS - Make sure students submit their 3 main assignments on time per the Syllabus. Assignments include Vision Board (end of Week 4), Business Plan (end of Week 9) and Video Pitch (end of Week 11). Ensure they all know how to upload the various projects; the Foundation has support materials to assist you. Students can also contact the Foundation directly at firstname.lastname@example.org when they have technical difficulties. Assignments will be approved through the online learning platform by whoever is designated in the Group Agreement.
F) COURSE COMPLETION - If the students complete all videos, exams and assignments by the deadline, they will receive a certification of completion and will be entitled to graduate in either a local ceremony at the time of group's choosing or in the Foundation's quarterly virtual ceremony at a date and time determined by the Foundation.
Contact email@example.com for the next scheduled quarterly ceremony. Students will be informed of their NEXT STEPS or their post-graduate benefits during the last week of class.
ActionCOACH Foundation will be with you, the facilitator, every step of the way to make sure you are comfortable with the educational content and process. We also want to ensure that the quality of the program is maintained at a high level.
To ensure both quality and comfort, we will provide you with the following support once you have signed your Group Agreement and submitted your Group Syllabus and Student Enrollment list (based on option).
Once you have signed your Group Agreement and submitted your updated Group Syllabus and Student Enrollment list, you will receive an email with the following from the Foundation:
At anytime throughout the program, we welcome your feedback. It is our fervent goal to make our YESS Young Entrepreneur Smart Start program the absolute best it can be.
At the end of the program, we will be sending you an evaluation. We truly appreciate your taking the time to fill it out and return it to us.