HighPrep is starting a program to help teens become powerful and independent through learning (not the same thing as schooling). Learning to use knowledge to become who they want. It’s going to be about passion, charisma, persuasion, risk taking, bravery, discovery, transparency and integrity.
Our society and marketplace have changed from when we (parents) went to school. They used to reward conformity and compliance–now diversity and creativity. If we teach our teens to do exactly as they are told now, they will be perfectly educated for jobs that no longer exist. Our education system is designed to produce industrial workers–we need entrepreneurs. Exponential technology advancement ensures the current education system will never catch up.
My teens want to be powerful & influential. They want to direct their own efforts, have social capital, be liked by friends and to be successful. They should know they can achieve these goals through learned skills, achieving modest success, then building on their successes. I am looking forward to helping them overcome the education system we built to transcend the ordinary.
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