About Project AccelerUs

Our Mission

Access For All

Project AccelerUs provides world-class learning opportunities at no cost to all students regardless of their geographic location or socio-economic status. Students connect with global networks, subject matter experts, and their local community to help build creative confidence to Think Big and Be Bold beyond the classroom.

Authentic Learning

Students choose a big-picture challenge issue that resonates with their personal interests. Students then identify and develop solutions that enable a future they envision in the community they live in, which has the potential to directly impact their own life. Project AccelerUs has a growing collection of challenges to ensure each student can work on a topic they are passionate about.

Global Impact

Project AccelerUs integrates multiple innovation mindsets from the Silicon Valley models into the Strategic Foresight methodology: the Beginner's Mind of the young person, subject matter experts, the Diversity of the Crowd, and the existing proven methodology. By integrating these four mindsets, Project AccelerUs provides a Vision-Led Innovation model that challenges students from across the globe to confidently tackle the world's biggest problems head on.

Helping Young People Find Their Ikigai

Showing young people how to merge what they love and are good at with what the world needs and ultimately for what they can be paid for.

  • Proven 6 step vision led method
  • Access to networks of subject matter experts
  • Goes beyond the challenge and out of the classroom
  • Develops mindsets, skillsets, and toolsets for success

Is it really no-cost?


Is it customizable to the learning area?


"This is likely the best program I've seen in awhile that really connects with what is happening TODAY in these kids' world!!!"

Dr. Colleen Kelly

Founder of Kids' Chemical Solutions
Dr. Colleen Kelly

"When I said I truly believe in this model - I do! It is the best thing I have seen come across in education - for all of my education. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. You have put into place, what I have dreamed about for several years."

Leeanna Meador

Tipton High School Principal
Leeanna Meador

"Project AccelerUs is a free but very valuable resource for teachers trying to get their students to connect with school and others through solving problems about which THEY are passionate."

Dr. David McGehee

Retired Superintendent of 18 Years
Dr. David  McGehee

Have A Question

Frequently Asked Questions?

Is it actually no cost?

Yes. Project AccelerUs has full, multi-year funding. We are committed to keeping Project AccelerUs no-cost to schools whether you start today, or continue implementing Project AccelerUs for years down the road.

Is Project AccelerUs going to be a lot of extra work for my teachers?

No. Project AccelerUs is designed to be very student led. Hypothetically, a student could work through the learning material completely on their own. A teacher acts as a facilitator, guiding students through the challenge cycle and keeping them on track.

How does Project AccelerUs fit in my district?

Simply put, however you want it to! Though districts are not limited to these ideas, we’ve seen three key approaches to implementation: as a standalone elective class, as supplemental material in an existing class/summer program, as an after- or before-school club

What if I, as a facilitator, get stuck or confused with my students during the Project AccelerUs challenge cycle?

The Project AccelerUs team is committed to sticking with you throughout your duration completing Project AccelerUs. We won’t get you started then cut off communication—instead, you can always email us with any questions or concerns you may have, or take advantage of the Knowledge Café, Project AccelerUs’ collaboration space.



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    Thank You to Our Partners and Sponsors

    Project AccelerUs is a program of the Global Learning Accelerator Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit.