Meet Mind the Gap, the SOM gap year, your cool and quirky adult friend who gets it. They’ve lived what seems like 100 different lives, and they’ve got what your parents call “street smarts.” They make adulting look easy; they know a little bit about everything. Whenever you hang out with them, you feel a little bit more like yourself, and they actually make you kind of excited to be an adult…
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Trustworthy: Experienced, knowledgeable, reliable.
Welcoming: Warm-hearted, open-minded to all kinds of people.
Eccentric: Unapologetically themselves, leads in their boldness and authenticity; somewhere between trendy and funky.
A parent: They’re more like a cool older friend who your parents trust, too. They’re not here to lecture or give rules – but they always steer you in the right direction.
Distracted: They’re focused, present, speak with clarity.
Cheerleader-y: They’re inspiring and motivating by nature, but not overly peppy.
Naive: They’ve been around the block; understand people come from all walks of life.
Mind the Gap is all about filling in the skill gaps before the biggest test of all – REAL LIFE. Whether a retreat, semester or full academic year, each program is customized and geared towards turning passion into purpose.
Master daily living skills
Feel empowered to create the life you crave
Move through the world with confidence
Steer your success
Be empathetic and intentional
Manage emotional, financial and professional growth
Craving meaningful connection
Unique learners and entrepreneurial
Mindful, conscious and experiential
Wanting more than traditional learning
Throughout the semester/year, explore the ins and outs of your passion as you dive into projects and learn from mentors in a related field. You’ll begin with an inspiration phase and slowly but surely make your way up to a full creation and presentation of a project of your choosing. This might be a work of art, a business, a blog… the sky’s not even the limit! We’re here to help you determine what that project will be and how you’ll bring it to life. This is the process of entrepreneurship: Ideation to creation. Already have an idea or business you’ve been working on? AweSOMe! We’ll help you fine tune and expand it.
Pricing is less than college and more than the headache of a wasted year. It’s customized based on many factors, including geography, interests, needs, scholarship eligibility and more. Fill out the application form today and an actual coach will reach out.