How Flying Start Works

[Businesses]

Small business owners and entrepreneurs are often in need of tech solutions to grow their business, but may be on a lean budget. By hiring a classroom to complete the work, business owners are contributing to the growth of job skills for High School youth and providing students with an exciting learning opportunity. Further, small businesses will be helping to fund a classroom’s educational needs, and the donation for work completed may be tax deductible.* All businesses must have a verifiable business email address and phone number.

Flying Start connects your businesses with tech-savvy High School classrooms. Businesses get quality work at a fraction of the price, and provide an opportunity for students to build important job skills.


[Teachers]

You want your students to use their skills for authentic purposes. You want your students to be engaged. You want the work your kids do to matter.

What’s the point of discussing hypothetical problems when your students should be solving real ones? Provide them with opportunities to develop real world and job skills by connecting with businesses in need. All classrooms must have a verifiable education email address, and lead educator or teacher must be 18 years of age or older.**

Flying Start connects your High School students with real projects for real businesses. Bid on only the projects that will offer your students an opportunity for authentic learning.


*Tax-exemption based upon local and federal laws.

**Email address must be verified by an agent of the school district applying.