Memberships That Meet Needs

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Individual ShockWave Membership

Students interested in learning how to become social entrepreneurs and qualify for one of our travel expeditions can sign up for a ShockWave Membership.  This is the best way to get started on your journey to incredible opportunities and connections.

  • Length: 1 Month
  • Attendance in one-month Shockwave Course
  • Two Saturday Innovation Sessions
  • Executive/Mentor Meeting
  • Full access to all Future Shockwave Talks VIP rooms
  • Access to online curriculum
  • Membership travel rates
  • Guaranteed slot on travel expedition
  • Cost: $800

Important Note: Individual ShockWave membership guarantees a slot on a travel expedition but does not include the cost of travel.

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Shockwave Talk Membership

A Shockwave Talk Membership is a fantastic way for corporate sponsors to support dozens of students across the state who want to become social entrepreneurs. Every Shockwave Talk Membership provides the resources for us to give dozens of young people an opportunity to learn how entrepreneurship can change communities. It’s a great way for corporations to help build brighter futures.

  • Length: Annual (12 Months)
  • Institutional membership allows up to 8 students per month for five months to participate Shockwave Course
  • Ideal for corporate sponsors or individuals who want to support an organization or group 
  • Membership to a private and exclusive social networking group on LinkedIn
  • Full access to all Shockwave Talks VIP rooms
  • Includes 10 passes  to all Shockwave Talks
  • COST: $9550 

Create an Experience That Meets Your Needs

StandWatch Academy’s membership fee structure is based on a customized approach that can meet any student’s needs.  We allow students to build an educational experience that will equip them to become entrepreneurs at whatever pace they choose.  Ranging from a basic curriculum membership all the up to a full-fledged mentorship program where students receive one-on-one interaction and have an opportunity to meet accomplished business leaders from around the country.  Students have multiple options.

V4(I): Friends Make the Experience All the Better

We also realize that for many, the StandWatch Academy expedition experience is best enjoyed with friends and classmates.  To facilitate these types of memories, we have the Shockwave V4(I) program where schools, companies, or individual benefactors can pay a flat institutional rate so that up to eight students from the same school can attend our Shockwave course as V4 members for an entire semester at no additional educational expense. They simply have to pay for their travel at cost (see the member versus non-member rates on our curriculum & expeditions page).

Eligibility for Youth Programs

The academy is open to both boys and girls between the ages of 15 and 18 years-old. Students should be enrolled in high-school or homeschooled.  Each prospective student must complete an initial application to be accepted into the program. We will interview each applicant to make sure they are committed to completing the course. Special consideration will be given to students interested in developing ways to promote civic engagement, entrepreneurship, and finding faith-based approaches to today’s social challenges. We also have a specific number of slots available for certain at-risk populations. Apply today at no cost.  Once we have reviewed your application, we will send you all the information on our upcoming classes.  This is the beginning of something awesome.

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Shockwave Course Shockwave V4 Shockwave V4(I) – Institutional Shockwave Basic
  • Length: 1 Month
  • Attendance in one-month Shockwave Course
  • Two Saturday Innovation Sessions
  • Executive/Mentor Meeting
  • Full access to all Future Shockwave Talks VIP rooms
  • Access to online curriculum
  • Membership travel rates
  • Membership Length: 2 Months to 6 Months
  • Bi-weekly power lunches with local business leaders and elected officials
  • Membership to a private and exclusive social networking group on LinkedIn
  • Telephone and email Q&A
  • Full access to all Shockwave Talks VIP rooms
  • Subscription to our monthly book club
  • A personal standwatch.org email account with access to our organization’s G-Suite applications
  • Includes free family pass to all Shockwave Talks
  • Membership travel rates
  • Includes up to eight professional development positions for teachers in our Expeditions for Educators program
  • Allows up to 8 students per month to participate in the V4 curriculum
  • Ideal for schools or corporate sponsors that want to support an organization or group
  • Membership Length: 5 Months 
  • Bi-weekly power lunches with local business leaders and elected officials
  • Membership to a private and exclusive social networking group on LinkedIn
  • Telephone and email Q&A
  • Full access to all Shockwave Talks VIP rooms
  • A personal standwatch.org email account with access to our organization’s G-Suite applications
  • Includes 10 passes  to all Shockwave Talks
  • Membership travel rates
  • Paid on a Month to Month
  • Full access to all online curriculum for one year
  • Expedition Travel Discounts
  • Access to Shockwave Talks VIP rooms on a space available basis
  • Includes free visitor pass to all Shockwave Talks

Special Note:

Tuition to Shockwave Course DOES NOT include travel expenses, which are billed separately. This is due to the fact that the various CEO visits will be in different locations around the country and costs will vary. Please check each class details to see what the exact travel costs are for a specific expedition.

Curriculum Options Monthly Rate Course Length (Months) Total
Shockwave Course/Shockwave Talk Course $800 1 $800
Shockwave V4 Networking Course (Individual) $750 5 $3750
Shockwave V4(I) Institutional $1990 5 $9950 (1 Payment)
Shockwave Basic $350 5 $540

NOTE: The first two months of the Shockwave V4 tuition is due upon acceptance to the course. V4(I) sponsors must pay one single payment in full.   Each monthly payment thereafter is due on the first business day of each month. Student’s may withdraw from the course at any time, but tuition paid up to that point, including the full tuition for the current month, is nonrefundable.  Refunds are not issued for V4(I) sponsored students. Students that pay annually receive a 15% discount. Seats on travel expeditions are limited to 10 students and are allotted on a first-come first-serve basis.  If 20 students sign up for a particular expedition, we will split the group into two separate trips.  Students are HIGHLY encouraged to register early for the expedition they want to attend. Custom expeditions are available for additional fees. 

Please note that tuition cost does not include expedition travel expenses. See “Projected Expedition Costs” below.  A payment plan for up to four expeditions can be built into every subscription at the beginning of each year.  Email me at zac@standwatch.org for more information.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

As the founder of StandWatch Academy, I am totally committed to making our experienced-based learning approach available to as many students as possible. Building stronger communities is our mission and that can’t be accomplished by excluding kids who lack the means to attend our course.  In 2018, 60% of the students who attended our course received half or full scholarships. The value of those scholarships has reached a little over $80,000 this year alone.  All of that money has been generously donated by local and regional businesses.  As the academy grows and matures, it will continue to offer need-based scholarships to applicants.  However, the number and amount of those scholarships will vary based on donor support. As we enter into our fourth year, the Academy must transition from a 100% donor-supported organization to one that uses a hybrid fee-based model that is supplemented by donations rather than dependent upon them. With the continued support from our sponsors, I will keep our door open to every student, regardless of their socio-economic status. If you are interested in a scholarship, feel free to email me at zac@standwatch.org.

Estimated Expedition Expenses 2019

Expedition Locations Month Estimated Cost Due Date & Terms
Salt Lake City, UT May, October $800 Airfare due 60 days before departure. Remaining balance due 20 days prior to trip.
San Jose, CA/ Silicon Valley November $1200 Airfare due 60 days before departure. Remaining balance due 20 days prior to trip.
Boston, MA TBD $800 Airfare due 60 days before departure. Remaining balance due 20 days prior to trip.
Austin, TX August $800 Airfare due 60 days before departure. Remaining balance due 20 days prior to trip.
Seattle, WA February $800 Airfare due 60 days before departure. Remaining balance due 20 days prior to trip.
Cincinnati, OH March $500 Balance due 20 days prior to trip.
Washington, D.C. January $800 Balance due 20 days prior to trip.
Students must complete a Shockwave course, be Shockwave V4 students, or participate in a Shockwave Talk to qualify for an expedition.  Each expedition must have a minimum of 10 students.  Costs are subject to change based on airfare increases and other travel related expenses.  Expedition cost includes all airfare, ground transportation, breakfast, park entrance fees, StandWatch Academy branded hoodie or t-shirt, and curriculum. Lunch and dinner not included.
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