Friday Services

Helping K-12 Schools Navigate Change

Assessing growth, improving your educational model, developing talent, and adapting to policy changes—these are some of the complex issues facing today’s school leaders. We’ve helped dozens of schools analyze their systems, develop strategies, and apply creative thinking to help navigate change.

FORWARD BY FRIDAY COHORT

We support schools moving from crisis management to strategic planning

Everything in the K-12 world is changing. We'll help you go from reacting to moving forward with confidence. FORWARD is an 8-week program designed to support your school to answer critical questions and reimagine school design, operations, 
and budgeting for the next year—or likely, much longer.

Our services for K-12 schools

Strategic Planning

To support school improvement or growth, we’ll help you assess the strengths of your organization including educational model and student achievement, finance and operations, talent, and parent and community engagement. We engage the complete school community in collective planning and creation of a three-year management plan. Our approach highlights diverse stakeholder voices and student input, inspires innovation, and ensures shared vision sample deliverables. Our process includes:

Student & Stakeholder Engagement

Student & Stakeholder Engagement

Market Analysis

Market Analysis

Asset Mapping

Asset Mapping

Core Goals & Strategies Framework

Core Goals & Strategies Framework

Brand & Storytelling

In an era where parents are empowered to choose the schools their children attend, it’s becoming increasingly important to communicate what makes you unique. Through a week-long design intensive or a multi-month process, we’ll help you build your brand and create compelling stories designed to influence your diverse audiences and key stakeholders. Sample deliverables include:

Brand Identity & Logo Design

Brand Identity & Logo Design

Brand Messaging

Brand Messaging

Website Design & Development

Website Design & Development

Communications Strategy & Execution

Communications Strategy & Execution

Program Design & Innovation

As schools embark on new strategies and explore opportunities for innovation, our team has the capacity to both help concept and design new programs, as well as build the infrastructure to support implementation. For example, we’ve designed a leadership development program that can be readily customized and executed to grow your school leadership pipeline from within. We’ve translated a school’s pedagogical approach into an online learning platform. We’ve built online data visualization tools to communicate compelling student outcomes. Examples of what we can design and create include:

Leadership Development Programs

Leadership Development Programs

Online Toolkits

Online Toolkits

Digital Platforms

Digital Platforms

Course Curricula

Course Curricula

Increasing Equity

To achieve more equitable schools, we need to close conditions gaps— discrepancies in how students experience school on a daily basis. The components most critical to student success are no secret—safety, belonging, optimism for the future, academic rigor, and belief in one’s ability are all essential. We are empowering school leaders to ask students directly if they’re getting what they need, and designing school improvements that are truly responsive to student needs. Guided by student feedback, Friday helps schools improve internal processes, develop new programs, and coach staff and school leaders to eliminate conditions gaps. Our offerings include:

Equity Toolkit and Dashboard

Equity Tool & Dashboard

Inquiry Guide & Action Plan

Inquiry Guide & Action Plan

Student Leadership Committee

Student Leadership Committee

Staff Workshops

Staff Workshops

Our partners

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Let's make a difference together.

Friday is a team of educators, creatives, program designers, and strategic advisors who are passionate about improving K-12 and higher education systems. We’ve helped dozens of schools analyze their systems, develop strategies, and apply creative thinking to help navigate change. And we can help you, too.

hello@friday.us

510-210-3750

Based in Oakland, with global partners.