VES has now expanded to the UK and making plans for Switzerland!
As a global education company that focuses on youth and young professionals, ages 12-30, Valued Educational Services (VES or ValuEdu) provides services and products that complement their formal school experiences, help to (re)-engage them in employment, and ultimately enrich their lives.
VES was built with passion and experience. Founded in 2013 by Melissa Moncrieffe, while pursuing her doctorate, she implemented the business model in 2018. VES was inspired by the invaluable experiences and lessons learned through her academic studies, professional career, and volunteering in communities around the world.
With youth and young professionals at the center of the company, VES has aimed to develop a framework that is informed and accurately designed. As a result, before formally launching its programs, VES’s Founder and Business Strategist worked for several years to specifically engage in diverse research with primarily youth, parents, school administrators, students, and educators. The information they gathered through formal focus groups and interviews, informal conversations, and academic research directly influenced the business model.
We help prepare young people to be ready for our global economy, participate within diverse and changing communities, and develop life skills to be socially engaged globally. With a Youth-Centered Approach, we have conceptualized, designed, and implemented our services and products based on our unique 7 Cs model.
VES relies on our global professional team that is dedicated to the mission of global education. Our team is comprised of individuals who have been engaged in government sectors, communities, academia and private businesses. They have expertise in areas that include youth engagement, economics, diplomacy, the environment, the arts, technology, immigration, and engineering. VES team members are multilingual and have worked with youth and young professional from across the globe.
VES team members embody a wealth of experience and knowledge. Their participation is vital to the success of VES.
Along with the core team members, VES contracts with academics (e.g., migrant educators, higher education lecturers), authors, life coaches, mentors, and researchers to ensure that we have the necessary level of human resources to provide quality, diverse, and well-informed programs and services.