What is MEP?


MEP is an online program based on design thinking (idea innovation), the business model canvas (opportunity definition) and behavioral science (unleash your potential). Students start with self-awareness of their values and develop personal purpose and resilience plans. Next, they work in teams to solve problems that have personal meaning. They conduct empathy interviews of their customers, develop innovative solutions, assess the business opportunity and deliver a business pitch. Students will experience a joyful online experience (80% hands-on activities; 20% live lecture).

What a MEP Grad learned?

Paving the way to a successful college journey

MEP helps students develop a greater sense of self, purpose and the ability to authentically communicate. This is an essential life skill for your high school and college journey. The experiences gained from your chosen project can provide you insights about the college environment best suited for you. MEP graduates attending college now will share how MEP helped them open doors for their desired college journey.

Why an Independent Counselor likes MEP?


  • Children's animated books to promote inclusion and celebrate diversity

  • Help undocumented immigrants find their first job and learn their rights

  • Education lessons and tools for teachers to promote engaging online classes

  • Movement for High School students to plant trees to positively impact climate change

  • Affordable web presence to market neighborhood small business and promote their pandemic safety practices

mep timeline


  • Dates: Monday, June 20th to Friday, July 1st, 2022

  • 9:30 am to 1:00 pm PDT (California time) daily interactive online class during weekdays

  • 20% lectures, 80% hands-on interactive activities

  • 2 to 3 hours of daily afternoon homework

  • Live online program

  • Students accepted from diverse schools: US, International and Underrepresented

  • Student work on projects of their choice that align with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals