Outstanda, a non-profit organization, has announced a new initiative called “Learning Gigs.” This innovative approach aims to provide paid learning opportunities for students, which not only helps in fighting poverty but also encourages academic success, improves school behavior, and gives students control of their education. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at how Learning Gigs work and how students get paid for their efforts.
How Does it Work?
The process of Learning Gigs is simple. All learning materials are open and accessible to anyone. Educational institutions donate to Outstanda, which unlocks mastery assessments for students in their organization. Students can take these assessments, and upon successful completion, they receive a payment. Up to 90% of the donated amount goes back to students. Outstanda pays the students based on demonstrated mastery, providing them with financial incentives to continue learning and improving their skills.
Outstanda’s aim with Learning Gigs is to provide a means for students to take control of their education, learn new skills, and earn money while doing so. This model is a win-win for all parties involved. The schools are simply paying a non-profit organization for a service, while the students receive payment for their efforts.
“I question the ethics and effectiveness of forcing children to work for 13+ years for free. Everyone benefits from a better-educated population. We need to invest in our youth directly.”Ron McDaniel, Founder, Outstanda.
This quote highlights the importance of investing in our youth and providing them with the resources to succeed. By creating opportunities for students to learn and earn, Learning Gigs are empowering them to take control of their education and build a brighter future for themselves.
How do Students Get Paid?
Depending on their age, students can transfer their earnings to a virtual credit card. For younger children, the funds can be transferred to their parents. 50% of the earnings are held until the child reaches 18 years of age, providing them with the resources to start adulthood successfully.
Students who do not need the money may let it build up in their account or donate a portion to a nonprofit. This means a student not motivated by cash may be motivated by saving elephants or building schools in other countries.
Check out the Learning Gig Catalog at Outstanda.Academy.
Learning Gigs is a groundbreaking initiative that provides students with a means to learn new skills and earn money while doing so. This model is a win-win for all parties involved, as it helps to fight poverty, encourages academic success, improves school behavior, and gives students control of their education. By investing in our youth directly, we can create a better-educated population and build a brighter future for all.