What is Indigo Project ?
Indigo Project is the combination of two entities. The Indigo Education Company is a social enterprise that drives schools toward personalized learning. Indigo Impact Initative is a registered 501c3 committed to reaching underprivileged students. Indigo Project, the combination of the two, aspires to transform the national education system by helping schools know who their students and teachers are.
To catalyze change in all high schools and in higher education by helping them know who their students and educators are at the core, shifting schools towards an education experience where students are taught based on who they are.
We believe in a future where an evolved education system empowers students to unlock their true potential - where everyone can identify a future where they will love what they do - by combining academic development with the development of each individual’s unique inner genius or in simple terms, their strengths and passions.
The Problems We Are Trying to Solve
The current education system not only is ineffective - it’s leaving thousands of students disillusioned about their ability to contribute to society. Schools want to make a change, but they are already overwhelmed by the day-to-day challenges. However, it cannot be denied that personalized learning that focuses on each student can lead to dramatic results in schools.
- 78% of teachers say addressing personalized needs of students is too difficult.
- 16% of teachers left their schools in 2013 - half of those left education.
- 75% of principals feel their job has become too complex.
- Only 1 out of 10 low-income students nationwide earn a bachelor's degree by their mid-20s.
- In California, only 1 out of 3 minority students are eligible for college upon graduation.
- A school with a fully integrated personalized learning program saw a 72% high school graduation rate, compared to only 59 percent for their school district.
- Envision Schools, which have a full personalized learning initiative, had 85% of their high school graduates persist college. In comparison to the national average of merely 65%, that is a 20% jump.
- Stanford PERTS taught growth mindset to 1,500 students, seeing 14% higher satisfactory grades in school compared to the control and 8% less failing grades.
- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation focused on personalized learning for two years in charters, not only raising MAP scores but getting 100% of teachers engaged in meeting the needs of individual students.