Emerge offers educational consulting, including therapeutic wilderness, school, and program placement and case management, college advising for students who have experienced emotional, behavioral and/or learning challenges, career exploration and guidance for emerging adults in transition. In addition, our Emerge College Success Program offers support and coaching for students enrolled in college. Students are encouraged to also consider our “Gap Year”? options offered through Trek Epic, a non profit organization.
As educational consultants, they specialize in helping families with troubled teens, have extensive experience working with crisis intervention, dealing with oppositional behaviors, and other emotional/behavioral difficulties, and finding the most suitable solutions. Emerge also specializes in working with children with a wide range of learning differences and challenges. Students and their families engage in educational consulting 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 and Kylie draw on their expertise in helping emerging adults create opportunities for themselves that allow for growth and insight into their next steps. With a developing sense of meaning toward a path, students are able to both come into their own and take greater responsibility for their plans.
The Emerge educational consulting process provides an opportunity for adolescents and emerging adults to work directly with Andrew and Kylie, either in Boise, Idaho, or at a distance, to gain insight and experience toward making positive choices about their futures. Students work directly with Andrew and Kylie to design and implement their own transition, whether from high school to college, through a Gap Year experience with Trek Epic, re-entry to college life or beginning their work life and career. Each individual’s experience is unique and entails ongoing mentoring and consulting. Often, college planning is a consideration either prior to or during one’s choices and activities.
Through the Emerge process, students are able to engage in studies and potential careers that are more dynamic to who they are and to better follow through with their goals and dreams. In other words, Emerge 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 I get there from here?
From a collaborative standpoint, Andrew, Kylie, and the students they work 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.
Emerge may include individualized activities such as educational travel, internships, volunteering, work opportunities, as well as college and career assessment and planning.
Students working with Andrew and Kylie often participate on a Trek Epic adventure 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 unique personal gifts.