Research + News | Topic: Gap Year

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Gap Year Planning

What is a gap year — and what does it mean to take one?

Read the article here.

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.

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.

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.