Emerge Gap Year

Where in the World are You going Now?!

The Emerge Gap Year provides an opportunity for college age young adults to work directly with Andrew to gain insight and experience toward making positive choices about their futures.  Students design and implement their own Gap Year through Andrew’s guidance. Each individual’s experience is unique and entails ongoing mentoring.  Often, college planning is a consideration either prior to or during one’s gap activities.

Students engage in gap years typically prior to the start of college, at sometime during college, or immediately after college. The consistent theme at any of these stages is transition.  Andrew draws on his expertise in helping emerging adults create opportunities for themselves that allow for grow and insight into their next steps.  With a developing sense of purpose, “gappers” are able to both come into their own and take greater responsibility for their plans.

Through the Emerge Gap Year process, students are able to engage in studies and potential career paths that are more dynamic to who they are and to better follow through with their goals and dreams.  In other words, the Emerge Gap Year is all about working toward answers to the following questions:

  • Who am I?
  • What do I care about?
  • What kind of impact do I want to make on the world?
  • How do you get there from here?

From a collaborative standpoint, Andrew and the students he works with are able to more effectively communicate with parents and other adults where these key role models are able to provide support in a way that still leaves students living more independently.

The Emerge Gap Year includes individualized activities such as educational travel, internships, volunteering, work opportunities, as well as college and career planning.

Gap Year students working with Andrew often participate on a Trek Epic pilgrimage to gain an understanding of the difference between their skills and talents, and how to interact with the world around them in ways they can best contribute through their core gifts.

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