EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS COMPLETE 5 SATURDAYS 2018 SUMMER AGILE, TECHNOLOGY, & LEAN BUSINESS WORKSHOP

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EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS COMPLETE

5 SATURDAYS 2018 SUMMER AGILE, TECHNOLOGY, & LEAN BUSINESS WORKSHOP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE…August 23, 2018…COSTA MESA, CALIF….Students from Early College High School recently completed the 5 Saturdays summer workshop, which introduced them to Agile principles, lean business, and technology, including skills to develop WordPress websites. This is the third year that students from Newport-Mesa Unified School District’s Early College High School participated in the program.

As part of the summer workshop, students learned about innovation, as well as job readiness, resume writing, and effective communications/interviewing skills. Twenty students earned Agility Team Leader certifications and community service hours for their participation.  Twelve industry professionals and two students from the 2017 workshop participated as learning facilitators and received the Agility Leadership certificate of completion.

Dr. David Martinez, principal at Early College High School, said the innovative 5 Saturdays program is invaluable for students. “I feel our school has been blessed with the 5 Saturdays team working with our young people. We want to help students dream big and explore science, technology, engineering, Agile, and math as future careers paths,” Dr. Martinez said. “This program shows students that they can do just about anything with the right learning experiences, skills, and way of thinking.”

“We are delighted to have concluded our third summer workshop with students from Early College High School. Dr. Dave Martinez is a wonderful partner, and we appreciate working collaboratively with him and the students to achieve the best possible results,” said Dr. Dave Cornelius, founder of 5 Saturdays.

“We are committed to sharing Agile and Scrum life principles, as well as technology and business skills with students. 5 Saturdays wants students to build personal confidence and succeed, so we focus on having students discover and use their individual power and leadership skills. It is exciting to see students take ownership for lifelong learning.

“In addition, 5 Saturdays extends heartfelt thanks and appreciation to our 2018 program sponsors, including Agile Alliance, Scrum Alliance, Experis, Technossus, and KnolShare.org. Their support helps guarantee success for students and opens doors for students interested in information technology and business careers,” Dr. Cornelius said.

As part of the 5 Saturdays 2018 summer workshop, business leaders are invited to provide feedback to the students and serve as Sharks for the mock Shark Tank event.  Elisabet Hardy, Legal Enterprise Solutions (LES) Global Product Management and Marketing Teams at Thomson Reuters, Jason Bonifay, Chief Technology Officer of AutoGravity, and Dave Andrews, Founder and President of Devious Media provided valuable questions and insights about running a business.

Several members of Experis team volunteered to serve as interviewers during the speed interviewing activities.  Tammy Hawkins, Managing Director, Experis and 5 Saturdays Leadership Council member said, “I am so proud of my teaming for giving back to the community”.

In other news, 5 Saturdays announced that:

  • Efrem Hawkins has joined the 5 Saturdays Leadership Council. Hawkins is Director of Operations at Medline Industries, Inc., providing expertise in developing strong customer service relationships, ensuring “flawless execution” of operations, and building a strong cohesive team environment.
  • The 5 Saturdays 2018 scholarship were offered to Alexandra Leon and Reno Moralez, Jr. The two Early College High School graduates attended the 5 Saturdays program three years in a row.

About 5 Saturdays

Started in 2013, Costa Mesa-based 5 Saturdays focuses on opening the door for underserved students to a career in information technology and business. Students learn in a collaborative and project-based environment and are exposed to concepts such as Kanban and user stories that they can use right away to tackle homework or community service activities, and in the future as they move on to college and a career. Knowledge sharing is done by industry professionals, coaches, and trainers, who donate their time and serve as learning facilitators and mentors. For more information, visit www.5Saturdays.org.

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5 SATURDAYS COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIP WITH BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF ORANGE CENTRAL COAST ANNOUNCED

5 SATURDAYS COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIP WITH BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF ORANGE CENTRAL COAST ANNOUNCED

Empowering Our Students Future with Technology and Agility Skills

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE…March 01, 2018…COSTA MESA, CALIF….5 Saturdays is pleased to announce a collaborative partnership to share the Job Readiness and Effective Communications workshop with the Boys & Girls Club of Central Orange Coast (BGC Central OC).  Five BGC Central OC Team Leaders received training in the 5 Saturdays curriculum and were able to successfully lead a 5 Saturdays workshop in December 2017.  The Team Leaders provided learning experiences at the Santa Ana, California center to 15 high school students, who learned job readiness, resume writing, effective communications and interviewing skills.  The workshop is designed to provide learning experiences to high school students in agile life skills that include creative and critical thinking to plan and develop a resume to find a job.

Elizabeth Aguilar, BGC Central OC Chief Operating Officer said…“The 5 Saturdays pilot workshops held at our Teen Center in Santa Ana were successful in engaging students in the content and providing a hands-on experience.  Many of the students who attended the workshops said they had gone through similar workshops at school but preferred the format of the 5 Saturdays workshops because they felt the material was made more clear, interactive, and less boring than what they had previously experienced.  We are excited to be able to do more pilot workshops from the 5 Saturdays program, and we hope to eventually replicate the model at our Santa Ana Club as well.”

Tammy Hawkins, Experis U.S. Managing Director stated, “Sharing the 5 Saturday’s program content and training with the Boys & Girls Club leaders and teachers was an invaluable experience. Their desire to gain useful and meaningful materials for their students was evident in their questions and engagement. Because they needed our content to pertain to their students, they challenged us to customize our workshop to fit their needs; it was a powerful and humbling experience to work with individuals who are so passionate and dedicated to their profession.”

Robbie Smith, a BSA and PM at Thales Avionics shared, “It was a great experience training the Boys & Girls facilitators.  It was an interactive workshop that engaged the student facilitators and allowed them to ask excellent questions.  They were eager to learn how to bring the 5 Saturdays content to elementary, middle & high school students.  It was very rewarding to see the progress that each facilitator made by the end of the workshop.”

Dr. Dave Cornelius, founder of 5 Saturdays stated “We are committed to exposing students to Agile and Scrum life principles, as well as technology skills. 5 Saturdays wants students to build personal confidence and succeed, so we focus on enabling students to discover and use their individual power and leadership skills. It is exciting to see students take ownership for lifelong learning.  Helping high school students acquire life skills early is a fundamental value of the 5 Saturdays program.”

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast (BGC Central OC) has been a cornerstone of the Costa Mesa, Irvine, Newport Beach, Orange, and Santa Ana communities since its founding. Since 1941, we have provided strategic programming, safe space, and quality mentoring to over 100,000 youth with the skills they need to graduate high school, pursue higher education, and join the workforce, building a foundation to live meaningful, productive lives. Today, we pride ourselves in being recognized by BGC America as one of the most innovative Clubs in the nation, particularly with our IMPACT Model. While there are many youth-serving organizations in Orange County, none provide youth with the breadth of academic, fitness, and enrichment activities as BGC Central OC. Rather, our Club serves as a complement to other youth programming. We are very proactive in fostering relationships with similarly-minded nonprofits to best serve youth and their families. All of BGC Central OC’s activities, whether at the Club, at a school, or out in the community, are designed to empower youth and build up protective family and community factors that reduce risks and increase likelihood of positive outcomes. Our mission is: To ensure every child has mentors and champions in life. For more information, please call 714-543-5540 or visit BoysandGirlsClub.com.

 

About 5 Saturdays

Started in 2013, Costa Mesa-based 5 Saturdays focuses on opening the door for underserved students to a career in information technology and business. Students learn in a collaborative and project-based environment and are exposed to concepts such as Kanban and user stories that they can use right away to tackle homework or community service activities, and in the future as they move on to college and a career. Teaching is done by industry professionals, coaches, and trainers, who donate their time and serve as learning facilitators. For more information, visit 5Saturdays.org.

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5 SATURDAYS EDUCATION NON-PROFIT APPOINTS LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEMBER – STEVEN TREACY

5 SATURDAYS EDUCATION NON-PROFIT APPOINTS

LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEMBER

Group Provides Learning Experiences in Agile & Scrum Principles to High School Students 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE…Feb. 26, 2018…COSTA MESA, CALIF….5 Saturdays, an innovative Orange County, California based education program focused on opening the door for high school students to a career in information technology and business, today announced that Steven Treacy, an experienced information technology professional leader, has joined its Leadership Council.

Steve Treacy, Principal Engineer for Workflow, General Electric, Milwaukee, WI., will join other Leadership Council members to provide input on the strategic direction and performance of the 5 Saturdays program. He will also spearhead 5 Saturdays initiatives in Wisconsin.

Steve is passionate about providing innovative learning platforms to all demographics. “I am honored and humbled to be offered an opportunity to leverage my technology knowledge, relationships, and experiences for the 5 Saturdays program,” he said. “I can’t think of a more impactful way to bring knowledge to those who are seeking it.”

5 Saturdays founder and Managing Director Dave Cornelius, DM, said, “We are pleased to have Steve join our Leadership Council. His significant experience in IT product development, as well as his passion about science and technology and giving back to the community make Steve a perfect fit.”

About 5 Saturdays

5 Saturdays, based in Costa Mesa, Calif., supports non-profits and other organizations with collaborative and project-based education outreach initiatives in local communities. Using a curriculum created by founder Dr. Dave Cornelius, volunteer professionals mentor students and expose students to a career in technology and business, as well as teach them agile life skills, such as creative and critical thinking, effective communications, and Agility using Scrum and Kanban. Visit 5Saturdays.org for more information.

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Developing an Agile Education Outreach Community: The 5 Saturdays Program

By: Dave Cornelius, DM

Introduction

One of the amazing things in life is to be able to serve others, especially when there is an opportunity to bring about hope in the present and future. The 5 Saturdays Program’s vision is designed to empower high school students (14 to 19 years of age) to pursue a career in the science, technology, engineering, agile, and math (STEAM) fields. Some people in the education field use the “A” to mean art. The 5 Saturdays view is that “A” stands for agile. We believe agility is the key to helping students experience learning in a collaborative projected-based format as members of a micro team. The motto is “Learn fast through experiments and iterate toward success.”  The attitude toward failure during the 5 Saturdays workshops is used as a learning opportunity to help students grow in confidence and not be ashamed, since new concepts present challenges and uncertainty. Although the program is focused on high school students, we have applied the same concepts and techniques with 11- to 13-year-old students and achieved success.

The program does not use teachers in the traditional sense but works with industry professionals to act as learning facilitators to run the 5 Saturdays workshops. The learning facilitators are trained with the same curriculum used in the student workshops.  In this way, they are prepared to lead the student workshops.  The program is six weeks long, encompassing seven Saturdays. The first and last Saturdays are the introduction and award days respectively. The second through the sixth Saturdays are the core 5 Saturdays, where the students and learning facilitators engage in learning experiences that includes agile project management, technology, lean business, job readiness, and effective communications. Each workshop is four and a half hours in duration.

The Curriculum and Program

The 5 Saturdays Program and curriculum are built on lean thinking and agile practices. Our programs are collaborative and project-based learning that are central to help develop life skills to improve communications capability and innovative and critical thinking. The 5 Saturdays Program is designed to allow students from challenging environments to attend the workshops free of charge. There should be no barriers to obtaining the STEAM knowledge and exposure that can make a difference for the students’ future. The 5 Saturdays Program applies the principles of empathy and understanding with a focus on the students’ needs to encourage change and provide hope.

The curriculum is composed of 1) lean business startup and innovation, 2) mobile app development, 3) websites with WordPress, 4) 3D design and printing (new), and 5) job readiness and effective communications. Most of the course content is available online at the https://5Saturdays.org website. Anyone can register to take the course at no charge globally.

Building Strategic Partnerships

The key to a successful nonprofit initiative is to establish sustainable partnerships with industry organizations and businesses. The strategic partnerships help to amplify the 5 Saturdays brand and tap into a network of qualified individuals who contribute to the success of the program. Assessing the partnership for shared vision and values helps to ensure a sustainable relationship. The relationship should always answer the question: “What’s in it for me?” (WIIFM) so that the partnership is value driven.

The partnership with Agile Alliance and Scrum Alliance have been fundamental to the 5 Saturdays program because of the agile practices emphasis. The foundation of the 5 Saturdays program is built on agile values and principles. Our key business partnerships include Experis, Project Insights, Technossus, Neudesic, and KnolShare.org.

The program is delivered to high school students at Early College High School (ECHS), a public high school in Costa Mesa, California, and the Boys & Girls Club of Central Orange Coast. The relationship with ECHS began with Principal Dr. David Martinez, who is passionate about supporting his students by providing them with every available advantage. The latest partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Central Orange Coast, opens the door to middle and high school students.

Recruiting Industry Leaders and Practitioners

We recruit industry leaders and practitioners to participate in the 5 Saturdays Program to function as learning facilitators. Each recruit is asked to do the following:

  • Be a servant leader.
  • Practice collaborative and project-based learning.
  • Work in a team of two to five facilitators.
  • Advocate for empowering students via innovation & agility.
  • Complete the 5 Saturdays online training.
  • Attend an eight-hour face-to-face training.
  • Participate in at least four Saturdays as a learning facilitator.

The learning facilitators’ return on investments (ROI) are immeasurable, as they observe the students transform into confident individuals armed with skills in agility, technology, and lean business. At the conclusion of the 5 Saturdays workshops, learning facilitators are able to:

  1. Provide guidance to students so they can develop a resume and interviewing skills.
  2. Demonstrate leadership and communications skills.
  3. Collaborate with team members to develop a self-organized project.
  4. Excel in a project-based environment.
  5. Grasp agile and technology concepts.
  6. Increase personal confidence to succeed.
  7. Leverage new skills that are transferable to community and work activities.
  8. Claim professional development credits (PDUs or SEUs).

Engaging High School Students

In the 5 Saturdays workshops, students receive learning experiences that open the door to a career in technology and business. The STEAM program emphasizes agile project-based learning that encourages students to embrace self-directed innovations in technology or lean business. Students work in small teams to develop a website, mobile application, or a concept for a new business. The students are equipped with skills in job readiness and effective communications so that they are able to find a job after the program.

At the conclusion of the 5 Saturdays workshops, students are able to:

  1. Develop a resume along with interviewing skills.
  2. Demonstrate leadership and communications skills.
  3. Collaborate with team members to develop a self-organized project.
  4. Excel in a project-based environment.
  5. Grasp agile and technology concepts.
  6. Increase personal confidence to succeed.
  7. Leverage new skills that are transferable to high school, college, and work activities.

Developing the Federated Global Model

The long-term vision of the 5 Saturdays Program is to be global reaching with partners delivering the 5 Saturdays STEAM program to local students in need. The 5 Saturdays value is to help others to achieve excellence. That is why our courses are free to those who plan to pay it forward by giving their time and resources to help others improve skills and knowledge in the STEAM field.

The following are the tenets that enable a successful satellite 5 Saturdays Program:

  • Create a vision to guide the program.
  • Make the experience about the students.
  • Work with your nonprofit partner to recruit students.
  • Define achievable goals.
  • Determine what success look like.
  • Leverage the 5 Saturdays curriculum and program guidelines.

Summary

The learning facilitators, students, and 5 Saturdays leaders witness changed lives through the six-week journey in the workshops. Students transform from a shy and unsure attitude and blossom into confident individuals capable of effective communication and collaboration. Learning facilitators are challenged to lead workshops and use skills that are not part of the everyday tool belt. In the workshops, the language of business, technology, and agility is spoken fluently; leadership attributes are demonstrated; and agile skills are practiced.   At the conclusion of the 5 Saturdays workshops, we see people who have grown beyond where they started. The 5 Saturdays experience is shared on the https://5Saturdays.org website.

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EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS COMPLETE 5 SATURDAYS SUMMER AGILE & TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP

For Information Contact:

Dave Cornelius, DM, 5 Saturdays

DrDave@5Saturdays.org

EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS COMPLETE

5 SATURDAYS SUMMER AGILE & TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE…August 03, 2017…COSTA MESA, CALIF….Students from Early College High School recently completed the 5 Saturdays workshop, which introduced them to Agile principles, lean business, and technology, including skills to develop mobile applications. This is the second year that students from Newport-Mesa Unified School District’s Early College High School participated in the program.

As part of the summer workshop, students also learned about innovation, as well as job readiness, resume writing, and effective communications/interviewing skills. Twenty students earned Agility Team Leader certifications and community service hours for their participation.

Dr. David Martinez, principal at Early College High School, said the innovative 5 Saturdays program is invaluable for students. “We want to help students dream big and explore science, technology, engineering, Agile, and math as future careers paths,” Dr. Martinez said. “This program shows students that they can do just about anything with the right learning experiences, skills, and way of thinking.”

“We are delighted to have concluded our second summer workshop with students from Early College High School. Dr. Dave Martinez is a wonderful partner, and we appreciate working collaboratively with him and the students to achieve the best possible results,” said Dr. Dave Cornelius, founder of 5 Saturdays. “We are committed to exposing students to Agile and Scrum life principles, as well as technology skills. 5 Saturdays wants students to build personal confidence and succeed, so we focus on having students discover and use their individual power and leadership skills. It is exciting to see students take ownership for lifelong learning.

“In addition, 5 Saturdays extends heartfelt thanks and appreciation to our 2017 program sponsors, including Scrum Alliance, Agile Alliance, Experis, Technossus, Neudesic, and KnolShare.org. Their support helps guarantee success for students and opens doors for students interested in information technology and business careers,” Dr. Cornelius said.

Also as part of the 5 Saturdays summer workshop, Urmila Menon, Vice President, Client Technology at Allied Universal, shared about the technology journey in mobile applications, and Al Brown, Vice President, Engineering at Veritone, Inc., discussed his experience in big data and artificial intelligence. Nineteen industry professionals volunteered as learning facilitators and received the Agility Leadership certificate of completion.

In other news, 5 Saturdays announced that:

  • Innovation and lean business start-up workshop, as well as programs focused on mobile application development were delivered this year.
  • Michele Marshall has joined the 5 Saturdays Leadership Council. Marshall is Managing Director in Northern California for Experis, a ManpowerGroup Company, leading a team responsible for delivering workforce solutions that solve technology based business objectives.
  • The first 5 Saturdays scholarship were offered to Valeria Cruz and Fatima Santiago. The two Estancia High School graduates attended the 5 Saturdays program three years in a row.

 

About 5 Saturdays

Started in 2013, Costa Mesa-based 5 Saturdays focuses on opening the door for underserved students to a career in information technology and business. Students learn in a collaborative and project-based environment, and are exposed to concepts such as Kanban and user stories that they can use right away to tackle homework or community service activities, and in the future as they move on to college and a career. Teaching is done by industry professionals, coaches, and trainers, who donate their time and serve as learning facilitators. For more information, visit 5Saturdays.org.

 

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5 Saturdays 2nd Workshop Summer 2017

What Can You Do In 5 Saturdays?

  1. Lean Business and Innovation
  2. Mobile Application Development
  3. Job Readiness and Effective Communications

  

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5 Saturdays Program Kick Off Summer 2017 Student Workshops at Early College High School

 

What Can You Do in 5 Saturdays?

Costa Mesa’s Early College High School students engage in learning experiences that include: 1) Mobile application development, 2) Lean business & innovation, and 3) Job readiness & effective communications.

They say it takes 6 encounters to learn something new.

But what can you do in 5 Saturdays?

  1. Learn agile life skills
  2. Get off the principal’s watch list
  3. Build personal confidence and succeed
  4. Discover and use your your personal power
  5. Take ownership for lifelong learning
  6. Make a lean startup business
  7. Develop a mobile application
  8. Develop a resume and interview for a job
  9. Increase communications and leadership skills
  10. Find your purpose

What can be more empowering than to know that you can?  You can do just about anything with the right learning experiences, skills, and way of thinking.  The 5 Saturdays goal is to help students dream big and explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Agile, and Math (STEAM) as future work.

 

 

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5 Saturdays Scholarships

Our mission is to provide the 5 Saturdays training and knowledge to people willing to build local communities populated with volunteer professionals who mentor students and expose them to a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, Agile, and Math (STEAM) and lean business.Our mission is to provide the 5 Saturdays training and knowledge to people willing to build local communities populated with volunteer professionals who mentor students and expose them to a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, Agile, and Math (STEAM) and lean business.
As individuals, we help people and groups learn to innovate and discover solutions to common and complex problems by emphasizing:
 Continual discovery above instructions
 Team collaboration above individualism
 Positive inquiry above rhetorical questions
 Respect for people above winning

We provide an opportunity for our student body to apply for Scholarship funds in order to support them as they apply themselves in furthering their education.The 5 Saturdays leadership council will review applications and make awards based on students who have demonstrated the core guiding principles we have built the organization around: Discovery, Collaboration, Inquiry and Respect. 5 Saturdays alumni will receive preference especially when participated as a learning facilitator.

Attending the 5 Saturdays program have been an amazing and life changing experience after three years. I have seen the growth of this program from the first year at Estancia High School to how it is now. In the first year we learned how to use Alice and created our own digital story. The second year, we learned to build and create our own website as a group. Finally, the third year provided two different workshop options. You can either choose from 1) starting your own business or 2) coding to create a mobile application game so you can use on your phone. This experience has taught me after these group projects to communicate, use teamwork, and have fun at the same time. Now with these skills and some others, I got my first job and it has not been easy because I was very quiet and shy. Now with the skills they taught me how the interview works (sitting up straight, how to properly hand shake, what to expect), and the interview went very well. Last, it taught me how to use time management. This program has taught us to use a “Kanban board”, which is a board you use to plan out your day and see how your much you have finished and accomplished at the end. Now that I go to college I have to maintain my schedule and write down what homework I have to do. As my day goes by, I see what homework I have done.

As a scholarship recipient, it has been very helpful because it has paid for the majority of my books. Although I work, I had to pay off tuition and I dint have enough to pay off my books and with this scholarship it has helped tremendously. I will like to thank Dr. Dave and the staff for this scholarship and for what they have done to teach and give me these skills. Thank you.

– Fatima Santiago

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This application is your own work, and the information contained herein is true and accurate to the best of your knowledge and belief.

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5 SATURDAYS EDUCATION GROUP NAMES KEITH MONTGOMERY TO LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

5 SATURDAYS EDUCATION GROUP NAMES KEITH MONTGOMERY TO

LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Nonprofit Program Teaches High School & College Students

 Technology & Business Skills

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE…OCT. 17, 2016…COSTA MESA, CALIF….5 Saturdays, an education program focused on teaching students technology, business, and job readiness skills, as well as Agile and Scrum principles, today announced that Keith Montgomery has joined its Leadership Council.

Montgomery, a principal consultant at CyberOi, has extensive experience helping businesses solve problems, transform project management practices, and build high-performing teams using Agile and Lean principles. Keith has planned and executed several strategic business transformations, company turnarounds, division reorganizations, business operations, and performance improvements globally, with clients including McGraw-Hill Companies, Avery Dennison Corporation, and Robert Half International.

Keith also passionately supports the evolution of an inclusive educational system that brings people together to solve the world’s greatest problems and maladies. He has served as a certified Agile facilitator and leader for 5 Saturdays since July 2015. As part of the Leadership Council, he will help the organization as it expands its course offerings to high school and college students.

“After serving as a facilitator over the past two years, I have seen first-hand the impact of the 5 Saturdays’ workshops on students,” Montgomery said. “I am excited to share my Agile and Lean expertise with the Leadership Council as we expand our influence to college students and beyond. My goal is to set students on a successful pathway using the academic, personal, and leadership skills needed to achieve great things.”

5 Saturdays founder Dave Cornelius, DM, said, “I am pleased that Keith will be continuing his important work as part of our Leadership Council. He has significant experience working with project management, Agile, Lean, and other methods to transform organizations, and he is passionate about helping student learn and employ these skills now and in the future. We are honored that Keith has taken on a strategic role with our organization and expect him to have a significant impact on our future success.”

About 5 Saturdays

5 Saturdays, based in Costa Mesa, Calif., supports non-profits and other organizations with collaborative and project-based education outreach initiatives in local communities. Using a curriculum created by founder Dr. Dave Cornelius, volunteer professionals mentor students and expose them to a career in technology and business, as well as teach them life skills, such as creative and critical thinking, effective communications, and Agility using Scrum and Kanban. For information, please visit 5Saturdays.org.

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5 Saturdays Summer Workshop 2016 Successful Completion

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Learn Facilitators and students work together for a fruitful learning experience in agile life skills, website building with WordPress, and job readiness and effective communications. 5 consecutive Saturdays growing into skills that will be a game changer for the students and learning facilitators.

We are thankful to the Scrum Alliance, Agile Alliance, Project Insight, and KnolShare.org for the support.

 

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