I think that 901 Education is an extremely helpful organization for high school students. As a volunteer with 901, I have witnessed the networking and professional events that these students have access to thanks to 901. These events help students learn and grow both personally and professionally, and seeing what they are able to do thanks to what 901 teaches them is incredible.
901 education is a great non-profit! Mary is such a great leader when it comes to coming up with ideas and bringing them into reality ! She has a great team who doesn't mind putting in their time and efforts to make events for 901 education be great as well. I am happy to be a part of this non-profit
It has been so wonderful to see this idea come to life. 901 Education has such a great impact on the students as well as the community. The students learn so much through the process from creating an idea, following through with it, and then doing their presentations. We live in interesting times and the kids see actual things occurring in their community and this project lets them create change and help and creates a sense of pride and joy you can truly see.
I have worked with Mary for almost a year now and I have gotten the pleasure of witnessing 901 education’s compassionate and kindness towards every participant involved. Only being a volunteer, I have been heavily impacted by Mary’s kindness, dedication and commitment to 901 education and continue to look forward to what they have in store.
I have seen this nonprofit grow from an idea/dream to a reality. 901 Education is truly impacting the lives of students in the most positive way. The students are given opportunities to expand their knowledge, grow as young adults, and network with others that they are in school with and in the work field they are interested in. There is something so special when you are able to see a student participate in a presentation for something that they are so passionate about. This program allows students to build off of that passion and strive to then provide them the ability to pave their path onto the career of their dreams, and the confidence to do so. I am always excited to hear the amazing accomplishments that the students will make after going through the 901 Education program.
The first word that comes to mind is that this nonprofit organization is a HEART-FELT organization.
Why? Because every event was assembled that I attended, in a personal caring and sensitive way to benefit the students with a professionalism not surpassed by even the top companies. I say this from experience in the law firm industry where professionalism is paramount.
These students received the appropriate attention that actually benefited them in real life and they felt better about themselves.
They are SEEN through these programs, spearheaded by this organization.
I am proud that I have participated. It has made me a better person while trying to add to the students' lives.
This is an amazing nonprofit to work with. They are professional, flexible, supportive, and knowledgeable. They find incredible ways to give back to the community and work with local schools. I highly recommend working with 901 Education.
When I think about the best example of making a difference in a young person's life, I immediately think of 901 Education Inc. The educational value of teaching business and life skills to students by having them develop and execute an innovative business plan aimed at empathy, has such a significant impact in their lives. This 901 "process model" provides life long tools for these student's development and truly success in life. I have had the pleasure to participate in project reviews, and have been so impressed by the growth, engagement and excitement of these students! It truly is the gift that keeps on giving! The world would benefit from every school participating in such a program! Well done!
As the Coordinator of Community Service Programs at Jefferson University's East Falls campus, I have had the pleasure of being the liaison working with both our Jefferson volunteers and the Mercy students as they serve our community partners through 901 Education and The Impact Philly projects.
The 901 mission of connecting the students with business professionals who share the knowledge and skills in their field, and engaging them in opportunities which incorporate service to others is the ideal recipe for a well-rounded education.
The Impact Philly projects have always been at least as beneficial for the students whose goal was to serve our local community partners as it was the community partners themselves. The level of empathy and knowledge of social issues that the students are able to learn enhances each service project on so many levels.
It is my absolute honor to serve on the board of 901 Education.
Volunteering with 901education was an amazing experience. The skill building work that is being done to help students prepare for their futures is inspiring, and I am grateful to have been apart of it. Working with the organization during Covid presented some obvious challenges, particularly with keeping students engaged in a virtual setting. However, through the use of breakout rooms and thoughtfully planned lessons provided by Mary Grigson the networking event preparation and overall semester went very smoothly. Working with Mary was a pleasure, she is an amazing teacher who cares so much for students and is invested in helping them succeed.
I've had the privilege of knowing and working with Mary Grigson for a few years, and every day I learn something new. I worked with Mary and her students as we transitioned into virtual learning, and her classes kept the same energy in both environments. 901 Education allows for students to reach their full potential through the support of volunteers and donors. I've watched students grow and gain confidence as they continue their paths through the care and guidance of Mary and the rest of the 901 volunteers.
901 Education takes a novel approach to student workshops, focusing heavily on the emotional intelligence piece and reminding students to consider their impact on others when creating solutions.
I volunteered virtually under Mary Grigson for the students in the business path. I really enjoyed this experience, the only down side was that school was virtual which is not as fun as in person. We also often had wifi issues. Mary is a joy to work with and was always understanding and appreciative of me. I also liked working with the students who were always respectful and responsive.
As a board member, I’m thrilled to work with 901 Education, the Philadelphia Community, and local businesses to provided experiential learning opportunities that empower our students through service leadership and career and college readiness events. We get our students off a path to success.