In the Discover Phase Rachel Wolf shared an amazing short documentary she made sharing the story of high school students as they prepare for entry into college.
A couple of the most striking points were the times where the students in the video had trouble identifying how their passions and college aligned, and their struggle with the fear that they only have one chance at finding a major or choosing a college. once chance to get it right.
Why can't there be many chances?
Why cant there be many passions explored?
and Why do we have to wait until this last crucial moment to get all these things right?
What if there were many points for students to make corrections, observations, explorations, and acclimatize along the way. Safe places to try something new - and double back to reflect on the experience before setting out on the next adventure.
What might that experience look like?
What if we had College Base Camps - A place where students can explore many possible college and career paths risk free. While a high school student, these could be available within their own school.
As a college student, they could attend another at a high school local to their college (should they have traveled far from home).
The camp would be a great place to connect with peers, explore different majors, or just make community connections - all without the risk of grades, identifying a major, or getting "locked-in" top something.