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How We’re Breaking the Mold

When we first started Praxis just over three years ago, our vision was to help young people discover what makes them come alive and then show them how to translate that discovery into a profitable and personally fulfilling career.

We believe that Education should be goal-oriented, not just teacher-oriented or curriculum-oriented. That is, we believe that Education should start with what learners want to achieve and the curriculum experience should be customized to fit those goals.

Moreover, we believe that experience is the best way to truly learn.

Reading books, participating in lectures, and having discussions with experts is great (which is why we have our participants do these things), but Education should be about helping people develop a confident relationship with the creative process. People cannot truly become the best version of themselves until they’re placed in an environment where they’re challenged to consistently create value in a field they care about.

We’ve been getting better every year at the process of facilitating these kinds of learning opportunities.

Over the past three years, we’ve had over 30 participants graduate debt free to an average of $50,000 per year income and a 98% employment rate. Successful participants range from college opt-outs to young professionals looking for more than the standard entry level career options.

But that’s just the beginning.

I’m excited to announce that we’ve recently made some changes to the program that will allow us to better help young people navigate the murky and intimidating waters of higher education, job-hunting, and career-building.

We’ve made some major improvements recently that we’ve detailed in the video below.

To learn more about what we’re doing and how the program works, visit our recently redesigned website here and check out this recent article by my Praxis colleague Derek Magill.

 

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