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Jon Modica is the Founder and CEO of Nutmeg Education. He discusses online educational tools that are being used in schools today. He also shares information for parents to find online tools that schools are using. Jon thinks more schools should be using such online learning tools.

Jon’s passion for education grew during his time at Connecticut College where he worked with a kindergarten program for a course requirement. After becoming deeply interested in how children learn, he chose to major in Human Development and received a teaching certificate in elementary education. After he received the Louis Lacey McGarry Award for his work with children, he was motivated to work on a documentary of an afterschool program at a homeless shelter, and also pursue an independent study on bilingual education.

To learn more about the great inequities in our education system, Jon pursued a master’s degree in Urban Education Policy at Brown University. During his final months in the program, he found a significant disconnect between the goals of policy makers, the real effect those policies have had on schools and the services that various agencies are providing to support schools — in particular, the way schools and educators are dealing with the pressures of high stakes testing.

Jon founded Nutmeg Education, LLC with the goal of helping teachers deal with these pressures in ways that can help student achievement, without using subversive teaching methods. By working closely with dozens of teachers, school leaders, students, and a team of sophisticated web developers, Jon hopes Nutmeg Education will do just that.

Visit Nutmeg Education at http://www.NutmegEducation.com.

Direct download: yw-48-JonModica.mp3
Category:Young Wealth Show -- posted at: 8:30am EDT

Whitney Keyes is Adjunct professor of Global Reputation Management at Seattle University and Fellow of the Center for Strategic Communications; Author of "Propel: Five Ways to Amp Up Your Marketing and Accelerate Business." She shares tips on how today's grads stay competitive and successful in the marketplace. 

Whitney previously worked at Microsoft with Bill Gates and had dramatic success in several initiatives. She shares her experiences. She also tells us a little bit about the programs she created to empower women entrepreneurs in Malaysia, Kenya and Namibia.

Whitney Keyes is an international speaker, marketing expert and professor of strategic communications. For over 20 years, she has helped organizations and individuals to be more successful. Whitney has worked as a senior Microsoft manager, a strategic advisor for American Express and a marketing consultant to thousands of businesses around the world. She has also worked for the U.S. Department of State to empower women entrepreneurs in Malaysia, Kenya and Namibia. She’s the author of the book, Propel: Five ways to amp up your marketing and accelerate business.  

While at Microsoft, Whitney managed global marketing campaigns, including the launch of Office 2000, an $8 billion business, and helped create the company’s primary philanthropy program, Unlimited Potential. Prior to that, she worked for the City of Tacoma helping over 500 small businesses stay in business and also managed her family’s retail store for many years. Today, Whitney serves as a fellow for the Center for Strategic Communications at Seattle University and guest lectures for the University of Washington and other academic institutions. She manages a consulting practice, delivers keynotes and facilitates workshops for national organizations including Small Business Administration. Whitney writes for business publications and produces content for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer’s Biz Bite Blog. She also co-produced and hosted over 50 episodes of WhitneyandWyatt.com, a weekly online talk show for women. Whitney lives in Seattle, Washington, and can be reached through her website at WhitneyKeyes.com.

Visit Whitney's website at www.whitneykeyes.com/.

Direct download: yw-27-WhitneyKeyes.mp3
Category:Young Wealth Show -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

YW 46 - The Entrepreneur's Secret to Creating Wealth with Chris Hurn

Chris Hurn is the Co-founder and CEO of Mercantile Capital Corporation and author of, "The Entrepreneur's Secret to Creating Wealth." Chris and Jason engage in a deep conversation about how small businesses can gain from commercial real estate. Chris also mentions 504 loans and how beneficial they can be to small businesses. 

Find out more about Chris and his work at www.504experts.com.

Direct download: yw-26-ChrisHurn.mp3
Category:Young Wealth Show -- posted at: 9:00am EDT