We help young adults to take the reins of their own personal and professional development.

Most gap years are about travel, outdoor adventure, and personal growth. Our program expands that model, incorporating skill building, mentorship, one-on-one coaching, entrepreneurship, and most importantly: practice.

Real-world practice is exactly what research confirms as having the greatest impact on your preparation as an effective human being. That’s why applying new skills in a variety of settings is the core of our programs. The Harvard Business Review reported recently that this is the kind of education that more and more employers are seeking in their new hires. Because skills – not degrees – are what matter most.

Some in the media have called this evolution in education “the UnCollege movement” which is flattering. While we recognize it’s not the right approach for every learner, for many it’s the kind of educational experience they’ve been waiting for all their lives. One which lets them practice what they learn while they’re learning it. Which has proven to be the most effective way to learn anything time and time and time again.

You can read more about us and the movement in Forbes, the New York Times, NBC News, ABC News, NPR, Al Jazeera America, The New Indian Express, Huffington Post Books, Today Books, Education.com, the San Francisco Chronicle, CNBC, LinkedIn, Forbes again, and The Today Show.

Supporters and partners of our gap year program include: