The Drone School's Commercial Drone Pilot Program: 101 (CDPP) is for the individual with little or no experience working with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The course will especially benefit the following individuals: students and professionals looking to gain a valuable new skill set, entrepreneurs intent on learning the emerging technology for business applications, as well as for those simply wanting to learn about the new regulations in preparation for the newly implemented FAA Knowledge Exam, a legal requirement for UAV pilots seeking to fly for-profit.
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Infinite 8 Institute will partner with IBM to pursue research and development on drone technology. With this program, IBM will offer Infinite 8 up to $120k worth of free cloud credits, as well as connections into IBM’s vast global network of enterprise clients, global exposure, partnerships through face-to-face IBM-facilitated networking dinners, CIO and entrepreneur meet-ups, and other events around the world. I8I will also have access to technical support and consulting through IBM’s growing global network of 43 innovation centers, it’s new incubator space at its Watson Headquarters in Silicon Valley, and the use of IBM’s powerful Softlayer and BlueMix platforms, offering developers cloud-based infrastructure and a range of over 75 tools and services for developers.
Infinite 8 Institute, L3C (I8I), a low-profit limited liability company and social enterprise, whose mission is to design and finance social impact systems, will partner with Georgetown University’s Social Enterprise & Nonprofit Law Clinic, a division of the schools Law Center. The organization will work with Georgetown Law students, professors, and additional resources to create a standard document to facilitate the international transaction of Micro-Social Impact Bonds (Micro-SIBs). The Micro-SIB is an original social impact financial product of I8I, bringing together promising investors, promising ideas, and promising organizations, to facilitate the creation of impact and profit-driven private investments that are also outcome based.
The objective of the collaborative is to promote the creation of innovative social systems while streamlining the process of making profitable philanthropic and corporate socially responsible investments. Over the next 8 weeks I8I will be interviewing international thought leaders in the philanthropic, private, and financial industries. Starting in September I8I will open up the process for international commentary.
Infinite 8 Institute is excited to add our new 2.0 Non-cognitive Development Curriculum for use in schools, training programs, and for home-schooling as well. I8I has combined international best-practices to bring a flexible one-stop-shop curriculum that provides parents, teachers, and caregivers the tools and information they need to develop skills in the following areas: Non-cognitive Development, Character Development, Environmental Education, Mindfulness Meditation, Mobile Technology, and Drone Technology. Visit our website for more!
The Micro-SIB, with a narrow scope of testing prototypical innovations, will feature a Summer Academy at the University of Maryland, with a Saturday school component continuing throughout the school year. The Service Provider will be Hyattsville-based College and Career Pathways. Focus areas of emerging technology will include: Drone Technology, Bitcoin, Green Energy, 3D Printing, and Mobile Technology. Also, students will have exposure to Digital Art & Design. The Micro-SIB is an original social impact financial product of I8I, bringing together promising investors, promising ideas, and promising organizations, to facilitate the creation of impactful and profit-driven investments.
Minimum Investment: $50,000 USD
Visit Website: College & Career Pathways
Contact: Ean Garrett, J.D. - firstname.lastname@example.org
Featured: Northwestern High Students, Hyattsville, MD.
Infinite 8 Institute (I8I) partnered with Guadalupe Educational System (GES), to implement a pilot program using the Infinite 8 Non-cognitive Development Curriculum. GES is a three-tiered charter school system located in the Kansas City, MO area, and is a part of the oldest and longest-operating Hispanic organization in the country. I8I recently certified 50 teachers and support staff as i8 Level 2 Trainers, who furthermore will be certifying 450 K-12 students as i8 level 1 Participants. We are excited to foster a continuous and collaborative relationship.
Aledia Kartchner, Social Innovation consultant for Infinite 8 Institute, handles a newly picked radish fresh from the community garden, which is a recent addition behind the Omaha Star, the historical Black-owned newspaper located off 24th & Lake, in the heart of the North Omaha area. This year, Infinite 8 Institute collaborated with Keep Omaha Beautiful, Home Depot, Northwest Grain & Feed, members of St. Benedict Church, and the Bryant Center, in order to educate both youth Pre-K through 12, and adults about sustainable urban agricultural practices to address childhood hunger and local food disparities. Infinite 8 Institute planted over 20 varieties of fruit, vegetables, and flowers as well as planting three fruit trees (peach and plum). We thank all of our dedicated volunteers!
Infinite 8 Institute is proud to release the second installment of it's Non-cognitive Development Curriculum featuring Drone and Mobile Technology training. I8I seeks to become a leader in the development of young children through the implementation of globally competitive educational programming. Get your hard or digital copy of the I8 Early Childhood Development Curriculum 2.0 now! Find out more by visiting www.infinite8institute.com/earlychildhood
Overview: Infinite 8 Institute (I8I) and the Non-cognitive Development Institute-Alliance (NDIA), a collaborative of local/national consultants and partnering organizations, seek support for the world’s first Social Impact Bond (SIB) aimed at violence prevention. The SIB will serve a total of 80 residents annually for three years in the target area of Northeast Omaha. The area was chosen because of its immense need and opportunity to yield substantial results. After completion of the development program, participants will demonstrate proficiency in character, intrinsic motivation, and emerging technologies, preparing them adequately to compete in modern global human capital pools.
Definition: A Social Impact Bond - also known as a Pay for Success Bond, is a contract with the public, private, and philanthropic sector in which a commitment is made to pay for improved social outcomes that result in public sector savings.
Objectives: I8I seeks supporters to help us create history by assisting with the capital crowd-funding campaign to fuel our $1.5M Violence Prevention Model, previously recommended by the U.S. Federal Department of Health & Human Services (see below), using the SIB as an alternate and conservative financial instrument to do so.
NE Taxpayer Cost-savings: The violence prevention SIB is projected to save Nebraskans $7.2M in public expenditures by preventative programming.
Partners: The Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services, Charles Drew Health Center, The Butler-Gast YMCA, Mad Dads of Omaha, RESPECT, the Bryant Center, Element Learning Center, North High School, Metropolitan Area Transit Agency, Alpha Bitcoin, Seraaj Family Homes, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Practical Parenting Consulting, Heartland Family Services, Crowdfundamentals, Julia DaGaza Marketing Services.
Contact: To find out how you can help or become involved in our Violence Prevention Initiative, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Madelyn Buckner, via email at (email@example.com).
It was Muhummad Yunus who revolutionized the global financial industry by creating the micro-loan. It is in a similar vein, that we believe the Micro-Social Impact Bond will bring social innovation and financial opportunity toward addressing not only social impact, but also economic impact, health impact, and environmental impact on a global scale. The Micro-SIB is a Social Impact Financing solution and a trademarked product of Infinite 8 Institute, L3C, also provided open-source to the global community.
Infinite 8 Institute, recently worked with the nationally acclaimed Cesar Chavez Public Charter School, presenting to the schools entrepreneurship class on topics such as social entrepreneurship, crowd-funding, and the Lean Launchpad model for budding entrepreneurs. We had the pleasure of working with a phenomenal class of students. We wish them all well on their current business endeavors!
While working with Guadalupe Educational Charter Systems Leadership, who are in schools K-12, we conducted a half-day retreat focusing on Emerging Technologies such as Drones, Green Technologies, Mobile Technology, and 3D Printing, in order to bring the schools up to speed on sectors of expected high growth and innovation. The goal is to prepare train the leadership regarding creative ways to integrate such technology into the school system.
Infinite 8 Institute partnered with the Metro Area Planning Agency and the Heartland 2050 working group, to assist in the development of the Heartland 2050 Vision Report, a long-term vision to help the Greater Omaha/Council Bluffs region grow responsibly and equitably over the next 40 years.
Heartland 2050 (Omaha, NE)
Metro Area Planning Agency (Omaha, NE)
Infinite 8 Institute visited Love Wins Ministries in Raleigh, NC, and shared human development and intrinsic motivational techniques with homeless and unemployed populations in the Raleigh, NC area.
Love Wins Ministries
Infinite 8 Institute, collaborated with Bryant Basketball Center to create an innovative 8-week entrepreneurial camp focusing on social impact. Students, while introduced to typical business models, such as Corporations, Partnerships, LLCs, and 501(c)(3)s, were forced to create sustainable business models utilizing Low-profit Limited Liability Companies (L3Cs), Social Benefit Corporations, B-corps, and Cooperatives to create profit, while also maximizing social impact as well.
Bryant Basketball Center (Omaha, NE)
infinite 8 Institute, conducted workshops at Hillside High school in Durham, NC, on non-cognitive development as applied to fueling future entrepreneurs in the workplace of tomorrow. More specifically, the organization focused on the non-cognitive skill set of Fearlessness, and how it must be mastered in order for any entrepreneur to become globally competitive in the digital economy.
Hillside High School
Infinite 8 Institute, took part in the two day Connecting Young Nebraskan's Summit, hosted by the University of Nebraska's Rural Future's Institute, presenting on the concept of Social Innovation for the new digital economy.
Rural Future's Institute (Lincoln, NE)
Infinite 8 Institute, conducted a workshop on Social Entrepreneurship and Social Impact Investing with Year of the Startup, a start-up incubator where roughly ten entrepreneurs live in a house for a year, receiving their rent back at the end of the program which goes towards start-up costs for their businesses.
Infinite 8 Institute, worked with primary and secondary students to deliver workshops on the topics of Self-discipline, the cornerstone of the Infinite 8 Non-cognitive Development Skills.
Mathew-Dickey Boys & Girls Club (St. Louis, MO)
Infinite 8 Institute, successfully lobbied the Nebraska Unicameral for the introduction and passage of LB751, a bill which would bring the social business model "Benefit Corporations" to the State of Nebraska, in an effort to promote a friendly business environment for social businesses. LB751 successfully passed with zero down votes from Nebraska State Senators, and was signed into law by Nebraska Governor, Dave Heineman, on April 2, 2014.
The Infinite 8™ Non-cognitive Development Program provides customized human development curriculum, utilizing international best-practices and benchmarks, such as China’s 36 Stratagems (China - #1 in Ready, Science, & Math internationally, PISA, 2013), Singapore’s Character Development (Singapore - Top 3 in Reading, Science, & Math, PISA, 2013), Character Development as promoted by the “Father of Modern Education” John Comenius, and Non-cognitive Development (Nobel Lauriat, James Heckman, and author Paul Tough). The curriculum utilizes short lectures, video presentations, worksheet exercises, role-plays, journaling, as well as requiring participants to wear bracelets on their dominant arm, brandishing one of our eight principles (Self-discipline, Self-responsibility, Persistence, Fearlessness, Excellence, Foresight, Character, and Humility) for one week at a time or 168 hours, as a constant reminder of the goals they set and principles they are actively seeking to internalize.
All our programming adheres to the Infinite 8™ Universal Calendar, which creates six annual bi-monthly, eight-week cycles, where organizations, individuals, and communities are working on our eight-week program, in unison, continuously throughout the year, creating a powerful synergy and repetition.
The Infinite 8™ Early Childhood Development Program, was created by author, inventor, and social entrepreneur, Ean Garrett, J.D. The curriculum and training is approved by the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services. The Infinite 8™ Early Childhood Development Program was developed in order to ready a new generation of children to become globally competitive in the new knowledge-based economy of today. The curriculum was developed with input from early childhood professionals, staff, social workers, and most importantly parents. Our hope is to provide every child, from the very beginning, with the patterns of thought and behavior that lead to success in every field of human endeavor.
Curriculum and Assessment:
General Instruction and Guidelines
Learning Through Shared Experiences
Cognitive vs. Non-cognitive Learning
International Non-cognitive Skill Development Models
Global Early Childhood Comparative Views
The Infinite 8 Non-cognitive Development Philosophy
Suggested Class Agenda
Early Childhood Environmental Education (ECEE)
Leading Early in Development (LEID)
Working With At-risk Youth
Weekly Progress Reports
Bi-monthly Parent Progress Report
Parental Agreement Forms
Infinite 8 Early Childhood “Character Coach” Training Certificate
Infinite 8 Institute, recently partnered with a number of local organizations to address food disparity in impoverished urban settings, by the planting of fruit trees (apples, pears, peach), and a community garden in order to address food sustainability in the community. The apple trees will provided a perpetual and instance source of fiber and vitamins to local residents, and can be fixed with a number of dishes. I8I also planted 32 different variety of plant species in the designated community garden, which is operated sustainably by low-income residents.
Project partners include:
Northwest Feed & Grain (Omaha, NE)
Home Depot (Omaha, NE)
InCommon Community Development (Omaha, NE)
Indian Creek Nursery (Omaha, NE)
Nebraska Forest Service (Lincoln, NE)
Butler-Ghast YMCA (Omaha, NE)
VR Permaculture (Omaha, NE)
Omaha Housing Authority (Omaha, NE)
Park Avenue Towers Resident-Tenant Organization (Omaha, NE)
Mulhall's Landscaping (Omaha, NE)
Keep Omaha Beautiful (Omaha, NE)
Benson Plant & Rescue (Omaha, NE)
In October of 2013, I8I conducted an 8-city, 8-day roadshow, called “The Poverty of the Mind Tour”. The tour highlighted the ramifications of thinking poor thoughts, and delivering content to youth and the homeless, gauging the pulse of America, and learning how, from a human capital and intrinsic motivational standpoint, I8I can be most effective at creating motivated, productive, and resilient populations using non-cognitive development. The tour also involved street outreach to local populations regarding non-cognitive development. I8I also used the experience as an opportunity to trade best-practices concerning social impact, with other organizations around the country.
A few of our partners include:
Mathew-Dickey Boys & Girls Club (St. Louis, MO)
Operation Food Search (St. Louis, MO)
The Atlanta Mission (Atlanta, GA)
Durham’s Hillside High School (Durham, NC)
The American Underground Start-up Incubator (Durham, NC)
Love Wins! Ministries (Raleigh, NC)
Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte (Charlotte, NC)
Chicago State University (Chicago, IL)
Infinite 8 Institute, partnered with the Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte, as well as the Boy's & Girls Club of Greater Charlotte, to deliver workshops focusing on non-cognitive development. More specifically, students honed in on the skill of Persistence, and how it can be utilized to overcome socioeconomic barriers in order to level the playing field among work forces in the 21st Century.
Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte (Charlotte, NC)
Boy's & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte (Charlotte, NC)
As a part of the Omaha Chamber of Commerce's Young Professional Summit 2014, Infinite 8™ Institute delivered Non-cognitive Development curriculum for creative, resilient, and adaptable human capital pools in the new knowledge-based economy, to over 200+ for-profit and non-profit professionals at Omaha's Century Link Center. The Institute also provided interactive exercises, highlighting the non-cognitive principle of humility during interactive exercises. Participants were provided with humility bracelets as a tangible take-away from the day's instruction.
Infinite 8™ Institute worked with ICareYouthServices, to create customized Juvenile Justice Diversion programming, to prevent repeat offenses among at-risk youth.
On July 20th, 2013, Infinite 8™ Institute hosted "Omaha Variety" at Stinson Park in Aksarben, a local benefit concert involving over 30 local acts, providing four hours of entertainment for the City of Omaha, in an effort to unite the Greater Omaha Community. Winners of the showcase were awarded a $500 Cash Prize. 100% of the proceeds were awarded to a local mentoring organization.
Compassion in Action (Omaha, NE)
Omaha Cares Mentoring (Omaha, NE)
YMCA (Omaha, NE)
Aksarben Village (Omaha, NE)
South High School (Omaha, NE)
Latino Young Professionals of Omaha (Omaha, NE)
Infinite 8™ Institute partnered with Creighton University TRIO Programs and the Upward Bound Programs to create a summer Institute for Non-cognitive Development. Ninety-percent of graduates raised their non-cognitive proficiency score in at least 1 or more core areas.
Creighton University (Omaha, NE)
Infinite 8™ Institute, while working on behalf of Lutheran Family Services, created a empowerment program for Refugee women who have recently entered the United States, in order to help them achieve personal, academic, and professional goals for overall betterment.
Lutheran Family Services (Omaha, NE)
During the course of a day, Infinite 8™ Institute trained the entire Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior classes of Northwest High School on Non-cognitive Skills Training. Coursework included lectures, role-plays, and worksheet exercises.
Northwest High School (Omaha, NE)
Infinite 8 Institute Founder, Ean Garrett, delivers lecture for Youth Emergency Services on International Non-cognitive Development models, and how they can impact homelessness in America.
On behalf of King Science Center, Infinite 8™ Institute, delivered Non-cognitive Development Training to roughly 100 primary students. Exercises included logic games, worksheets, and group exercises.
King Science Center (Omaha, NE)
Infinite 8™ Institute, worked with Project Everlast and RESPECT, to create a customized workforce development experience for transition-aged foster youth. The employment boot camp, with a 100% job-placement rate after 10-weeks, would become a model that Project Everlast still utilizes today. http://www.projecteverlast.org/program/employment.html
Infinite 8 Institute partnered with RESPECT (Omaha, NE) and Seraaj Family Homes (Montgomery, AL), to deliver early childhood on-line training courses. On-line training courses are also available for Digital Currency, Environmental Sustainability, Non-cognitive Development, and Social Impact Investing & Entrepreneurship.