As young people begin their journey to adulthood many finish high school feeling uninspired and unmotivated by academic studies. Many don’t know exactly what interests them, what their chosen major should be or what their career might look like. Taking intentional gap time gives students a moment to breathe, unwind and get off the hamster wheel of achieving, in order to reflect on what is important to them.
When their lives are no longer dictated by the structure and demands of academia, students are challenged in new and practical ways. They have an opportunity to awaken their senses, to build resilience, aptitude and self-awareness, to feel greater empathy and humility. They develop skills that will help them not only navigate their way through college more successfully, but move through the ups, downs and uncertainties of life with confidence and grace.