Research + News | Topic: Gap Year
Nov 11, 2020
4 Reasons Why A Gap Year Might Be The Best Way For Students To Build SEL Skills (Even During A Pandemic)
A blog post from Steve Moore of Growing Leaders. Read the post here.
Oct 6, 2020
Gen Z Gap Year
Gen Zers are repurposing the gap year, trading in travel for service work, interim jobs and internships. Read the article here.
Jan 2, 2020
Help Teens Plan For Life After High School
New Year’s resolutions aren’t only for adults. You can help your teen organize life after high school by getting them to plan now. Watch the video here.
Jul 23, 2019
What Should I Do After High School?
Greg Forster answers the following questions:
What would you say to someone who doesn’t have a clear idea of their vocation after graduating high school? Go on to college and pick a generic degree? Trade school? Gap year? Something else?
Read the article here.
Feb 20, 2019
Why Generation Z Is Passing On College
Tim Elmore says that students “feel less dependent on adults to get them ready for the career they’ll choose to enter.” Read his entire blog post here.
Jul 12, 2018
How I Helped My Kids Decide What To Do After High School
Growing Leaders president Tim Elmore provides a summary of what he and his wife did to prepare their kids for their post-secondary experience. Read his blog post here.
Aug 18, 2017
Gap Year Planning
What is a gap year — and what does it mean to take one?
Read the article here.
May 9, 2016
Why More High-School Seniors Need to Be Like Malia Obama And Take a Gap Year
The gap year provides space to explore careers, work and earn money, and learn new skills. Read the article here.
May 11, 2015
Why a Gap-Year?
Derek Melleby writes a guest post on the Reach Students blog about the benefits of a Gap Year. Read the post here.
May 8, 2015
Getting In To College Doesn’t Mean Students Are Ready to Go
A post on the Motherlode blog of the New York Times says: “Let’s not equate college admission with college readiness. The skills needed to graduate from high school and get into college have surprisingly little in common with those needed to manage, much less thrive, away from home in an undergraduate setting. There should be no shame in ‘taking time off.'”
Read the full article here.