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Youth Education Outreach

PMI Minnesota’s Youth Education Program 

The Minnesota Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI) has teamed with PMI’s Education Foundation (PMI-EF) to provide children and young adults with Project Management training and materials. We offer classes for kids and have partnered with other organizations (such as Boy Scouts of America’s North Star Council). By partnering with other youth organizations we are able to offer classes in multiple venues and provide mentoring for educators and youth coaches. 

Project Management Skills For Life 

One such program is Project Management Skills For Life (PMSFL). This signature program offers a structured classroom setting, training materials and a PMI EF test and certificate. The PMI EF Certificate recognizes the time, effort and understanding of Project Management principles that students receive and demonstrate. The program is open to boys and girls between 13 and 20. 

Because “Everything in life is a project… ,” like: 

  • Planning for college 

  • Preparing for a future job or career 

  • Organizing a trip 

  • Providing leadership to a STEM project 

  • Becoming a leader of your team, club or group 

  • Being able to plan for whatever comes along! 

“…learning the skills early will greatly benefit one for Life!” 

Who has benefited from the courses? 

  • Student councils, Youth leadership groups 

  • Robotics/STEM Team, 4H Team 

  • Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Explorers 

  • Middle schools, high schools, college & university students 


PMSFL offers two regularly scheduled types of Project Management classes for youth (details and registration are on under Events): 

Project Management Basics 

  • 1-day, 2-hr session, 10 AM – Noon, at Spring & Fall University of Scouting   
  • $15-$20, depending on location 

(Satisfies Project Management requirements for Venturing Pathfinder) 


Project Management Fundamentals with Digital Badge 

  • 3-day session in Winter & Summer, time varies each day, at St. Paul Community College   
  • $25, including on-campus parking 

(Student will earn a Digital Badge which can be referenced on college applications and employment resumes) 


For More Information 

If you or your organization are interested in more information about available programs, materials, classes or coaching (or any other questions), contact PMIEF-MN)