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Powering the Next Wave of Education

stronger hearts & minds, together

EARLY RECOGNITION
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HOW IT BEGAN

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they Discovered a Solution

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Blaze was created from a father’s love for his son who was struggling. 

All the classic signs – grades were slipping, he was acting out, and spending way too much time playing video games. 

The father was also struggling – working long hours at a stressful job left him mentally drained at the end of the day. 

A disconnect was building between father and son. 

SEEING IS BELIEVING

Introducing Blaze

The only self-managed, relationship-driven platform that partners young people and their adult leaders in a shared personal growth experience.

It only takes 7 minutes of meaningful action & reflection.

SIMPLIFIED MOMENTUM

How it Works

This 7 minute path takes you on a student's self-managed journey towards increased self-awareness, self-regulation and social connectivity.

1:00
Check my Dashboard
1:00
2:00
Track My Moods
2:00
3:00
Post a Positive Memory
3:00
4:00
Find Actions & Invite Buddy
4:00
5:00
Complete Action & Reflection
5:00
6:00
High Five a Buddy
6:00
7:00
Redeem a Reward
7:00
HUMAN IMPACT

Designed for Scalable Human Impact

Transforming a micro-solution into a scalable solution is hard work.  

It requires research, testing and a whole lot of empathy & resilience.   

 Below are 6 guiding questions we answered when designing Blaze.

1. What are we impacting?

  • Critical Thinking

  • Executive Function

  • Self-Regulation

  • Resilience

  • Meaningful Relationships

2. Who are we impacting?

  • Students (8-18 yrs old) 

  • Teachers

  • Parents

3. How do we achieve lasting results?

  • Micro-Actions & Reflections
    • Transform core life habits & skills into small, easy steps
  • Collaborative Connections
    • Bring young people and adults together on a shared, purpose-driven journey
  • Grassroots Adaptation
    • Opportunity for young people to create real-time solutions to real-life problems
  • Continuum of Identity Data
    • One platform across multiple environments and years, showing data crucial to positive identity momentum

4. Where is our solution best utilized?

  • Blaze is engineered as a single continuum across all of a student’s environments:  school, home and community.  

  • We believe the social and emotional momentum a child gains should never be interruped by time or space.

5. Is it easy and fast?

  • A daily routine of 7 minutes per day inside of Blaze is all that is needed for a student to experience positive results.

  • Because Blaze is designed as a positive feedback loop, missed days do not reflect negatively upon the child.

6. How will we know it's working?

  • We deliver impact analytics as an integrated & continuous hybrid of pulse surveys & multi-competency engagement scoring.
THE HEAD AND THE HEART

Science Built.
Humanity Fueled.

What exactly is the research telling us?

Young people need a more meaningful education. 

Universally declared across each major branch of science – natural, social and formal – it has become indesputable that young people require a more dynamic, whole-human approach to their educational experience.

Harvard, CASEL, OECD and Allstate are just a few of the more notable organizations invested in the social and emotional development of our youth.

HARVARD CENTER ON DEVELOPING CHILD

"The combination of supportive relationships, adaptive skill-building, and positive experiences is the foundation of resilience."

CASEL

"Decades of research have demonstrated the effectiveness of SEL for supporting students’ academics, behaviors, mental health, and long-term success."

OECD

"Education is no longer just about teaching students something but about helping them develop a reliable compass and the tools to navigate with confidence through this world."

ALLSTATE Foundation

"Social emotional competence is a greater predictor of lifelong success than academic grades. In fact, students who score high on social skills are four times more likely to complete college."

Testimonials

Self-Awareness
Blaze overall did help with recognizing how I was feeling that day. It was a good way to express your feelings.
Karsten
High School Senior
Relationships
Blaze helped me better understand how other people feel.
Tanner
High School Junior
Social Awareness
Blaze helped me learn to accept people for their differences.
Charlie
High School Junior
Self-Management
I think Blaze does a really good job of allowing us to make goals. It was so much easier to manage my time when I had a weekly goal to check back in every day. I feel like soon after I started journaling my goals, i was much more inclined to achieve them.
Karsten
High School Senior
Self-Awareness
Blaze helped me be more articulate when describing myself or things I know of. Even though I knew I could put whatever response I wanted to earn points, I felt compelled to be as thorough as possible to //really// earn them
Elizabeth
High School Senior
Relationships
Blaze helped me come out of my comfort zone.
Jasmin
High School Sophmore
Social Awareness
Blaze made me more conscious of others around me.
Anonymous
High School Student
Self-Management
Blaze helped me with self-management because before Blaze I used to be stressed a lot for no reason and through using blaze it helped me become less stressed.
Pema
High School Junior
Self-Awareness
Blaze helped me be more aware of my feelings and my surroundings.
Jenny
High School Sophmore
Relationships
Blaze made me think more about being kind
Jen
High School Sophmore
Social Awareness
Blaze helped me think about how others feel
Anonymous
High School Student
Self-Management
Blaze helped me get all of my homework done
Reagan
High School Junior
Self-Awareness
Blaze helped me realize my feelings everyday
Reagan
High School Junior
Relationships
Blaze helped me with relationship skills because I made some new friends in this class through the blaze activity.
Pema
High School Junior
Social Awareness
Blaze helped me understand others perspectives like the perspective of a lonely person
Katy
High School Junior
Self-Management
Blaze helped me manage stress in th mornings before class. Because blaze felt like a game it really helped manage stress.
Thomas
High School Junior
Self-Awareness
Blaze helped me to be more aware of my mood each day in class. For an example, on days that I didn't get enough sleep, I noticed that on those days that I'm easily annoyed and hungry.
Pema
High School Junior
Relationships
Blaze helped with my relationship with my parents
Kieran
High School Senior
Self-Management
I liked the goals and it helped me realized that I needed to get to bed earlier
Seth
High School Senior

Meet the Team

justin

Justin Lyons

Founder & CEO
dave

Dave Husain

Investor & Partner
michael

Dr. Michael Allen

Advisor - Schools
paul

Dr. Paul Goren

Advisor - Districts
khalilah

Khalilah Shakir

Advisory - Equity
jesse landis

Jesse Landis

Communications
ths kids

The Muses

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The Oracle

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