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Raise Your Flag connects young people who are not going to college with meaningful career paths, companies that are hiring and jobs at each step of the path. 

Approx. 45% of students in US and Canada do not go to college after high school. Instead

Raise Your Flag connects young people who are not going to college with meaningful career paths, companies that are hiring and jobs at each step of the path. Approx. 45% of students in US and Canada do not go to college after high school. Instead

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Ryan commented on Raise Your Flag

Anna, thanks for taking time to give your feedback. We agree about the need ;) Twinsies.

You are exactly right! We are partnering with employers for skill acquisition verification.

Users at the moment are coming organically, from social channels and from community programs. Now that the new school year is starting, we'll be promoting it directly to schools and also through my speaking engagements. It's also included in the book I wrote.

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Ryan commented on Raise Your Flag

Thanks! We appreciate the support and feedback from the entire community.

We're currently deploying Raise Your Flag to schools, employment agencies and organically online through search and social. The feedback so far has been feature requests for career discovery tools and matching tools (both of which we are working on). Employers want as many young people on the platform as possible.

Next steps are to add employers, secure funding and move continue down the road of acquiring users. We are leaning about users from a variety of touch points. Data from the site, informally in emails/site feedback and also from direct product testing with different young people.

The next six months will be spent getting to 50,000 active monthly users, launching discovery tools and prepare for credentialing.

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Ryan commented on Raise Your Flag

Priyanka, thanks for the comment. The idea behind the name is a declaration. Imagine landing on a planet for the first time or being the person to discover a new land, you claim it by raising your flag. That's the same idea. These students are heading off into unchartered territory and they have the opportunity to claim what they want.

We have identified some employers willing to hire them and are knocking on doors daily. Companies with a strong culture and established training programs are extremely excited about it.

I love the idea of matching candidates based on social media activities. It will be interesting to see how you distill applicable career information from these feeds and convert it into actionable career advice. It sounds super exciting.

I'd need more info on how you see things working. Shoot e an email.

Thanks,
Ryan