Why Indigo?

The future of education is learner-centered.

The future of workforce is people-centered.

The future of humanity is inclusive.

Our Story

Do you remember the teacher who changed your life? Critical human connections are what make our education system tick.

However, despite a vast array of academic products, schools still lack student engagement alongside a growing mental health crisis. Indigo’s technology platform leverages intelligent data based on a series of assessments to facilitate the human side of education.

As a Colorado-based, women-owned social enterprise, Indigo is committed to equity and a brighter future for all. Our technology tools support middle school, high school, and higher education for learners of all ages and walks of life. Over 50% of our students are traditionally underserved.

What we believe

Mission Statement

Indigo’s mission is to empower the intrinsic genius already existing within each individual.

Core Values

Life-long learning is the future of education, and that learning must be built on a foundation of self-awareness, empathy, and the freedom to pursue opportunities. These core values are the basis of everything we do at Indigo.

Everything we do is guided by our core values:

Self-Awareness, Empathy, and Freedom

Self

Self-Awareness:
"Know yourself"

Self-awareness is the foundation of all true knowledge. Indigo is about knowing who you are and striving to become the best version of yourself while practicing empathy and appreciation for diversity and others.

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Empathy:
"Know your team"

Cultivating the practice of empathy and deep connection with others is a core practice of Indigo. Our program is designed to be the first step in understanding different types of people and learning to have empathy for their stories and perspectives.

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Freedom:
"Know your possibilities"

Freedom is having the tools and support necessary to pursue life, liberty, and happiness. The purpose of education is to provide meaningful opportunities for people to achieve their best life.

Indigo's Roots: Bill and Ron Bonnstetter

Indigo is dedicated to the memory of the late Bill J. Bonnstetter, Founder and Chairman of Target Training International. His belief in our vision has made it possible to bring world-class assessments to education. Bill’s brother, Dr. Ron Bonnstetter, is a founding board member and brings his 50 years of experience in higher education and neuroscience to continual improvement of our work. Dr. Ron’s research can be explored here

Why the science of self is so important

Indigo Board Member Dr. Ron Bonnstetter discusses why the science of self is so important based on his 50 years in higher education.

Reliability

The founder of Target Training International, Bill Bonnstetter, and his brother Ron discuss why the science behind Indigo is so reliable and accurate.

Validated by brainwave activity

Dr. Bonnstetter discusses how Indigo’s assessment goes beyond typical psychometric measures and is validated by brain wave activity.

Meet our Non-Profit

We empower learners and educators

A selection of posts from our blog

Indigo CEO Sheri Smith to Deliver Keynote Address at Annual Personalized Learning Conference

PRESS RELEASE

“Innovation can come from the talents already hidden within the school by identifying staff and students who possess entrepreneurial qualities to drive change and create community in the process.”

BOULDER, COLO – Sheri Smith, CEO of the Indigo Education Company, will deliver a keynote address on Nov. 14 at the “9th Annual National Convening on Personalized Learning: Think Like a Start-up,” in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The conference is sponsored by the Institute for Personalized Learning.

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