Programs

Action Horizon Institute In preparation for the six month sprint we spend time with the scholars to help them create the structure and build the network that will enable them to gain the most from their internship and apprenticeship experiences.

Social Entrepreneurship and Community Development Certificate

AHI provides a certificate program in the social enterprise methodology which was invented by one of the institute’s founding partners. The framework empowers you to transform social problems into economic opportunities.

Action Horizon is empowering the next generation of America to transform social problems into economic opportunity.

No experience or specific background is required. Scholars may start the program with no understanding of business or technology, and within 90 days they could be the founder of their own business with eight employees.

The six months contains the following experiences:

  • Admissions: Application and Scholarship
  • New Media Composition:
    • Goal: By the end of the two week course each team will have produced an engaging
    • Each team must complete their video project by the end of the two weeks. That means you need to learn how to video edit if you don’t already, go out into the community to get your interviews, but before all that you need to invest time researching the issue your video will discuss.
  • Internship: Local Community
    • Immerse yourself in the local community to  develop deep trust with your community members. It will be at this time you will begin notice things that might be missing from their lives
  • Training: Web and Mobile Technology
  • Apprenticeship: Local Economy
  • Training: Social Entrepreneurship

The following topics will be covered over the course of the full six months

  • Personal Development
    • Self-Awareness
    • Personalized Plan
    • Learning Environment
    • Mentor Network
    • Collaboration
    • Teambuilding
  • New Media Composition
    • Internet Collaboration
    • Content Curation
    • Social Bookmarking
  • Brainstorming and Mindmaps
    • Storyboard
    • Outline
  • Community
  • Interviews (impromptu and sit-down)
  • Videography
  • Moving images
  • Video Interviews

Podcasts

Annotated PDF

Blogs

Videography

  • Web and Mobile Tech
  • Building Local Economies
  • Disruptive Innovation
  • Higher Education
  • Crowdfunding
  • Pitching Investors
  • Social Enterprises

New Media Composition Immersive Training

Internship: Scholars have internships for four weeks in September (9/7-10/2). Let us know the skills you would like the scholar to be equipped with and we will provide the scholar with individualized skill-building workshops so that she or he has a smooth transition into your business.

Reconnect with your humanity to unlock your potential. Immerse yourself in the local community to identify unmet needs. Create value to serve those needs. Attach a business model to your value to sustain the impact.

Reconnect with your humanity to unlock your potential. Immerse yourself in the local community to identify unmet needs. Create value to serve those needs. Attach a business model to your value to sustain the impact.

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