10: Fall into the Gap Year

With uncertainty of the status of in-person college classes occurring in the near future, more and more students and parents are considering deferring college admission for a year until the traditional college experience hopefully will be possible.  Known as a gap year, in the past for many who took a gap year, this time off was a privileged option rather than a necessary precaution.  Is taking a gap year right for everyone?  What should be considered making a decision?  Are all gap years created equal?

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RESOURCES:

“A Majority of Gen Z Aspires to be Entrepreneurs and Perhaps Delay or Skip College. Why that Might be a Good Idea”

Author: Bernhard Schroeder

https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernhardschroeder/2020/02/18/a-majority-of-gen-z-aspires-to-be-entrepreneurs-and-perhaps-delay-or-skip-college-why-that-might-be-a-good-idea/#6a330ff65a45

“Mind The Gap Launches Solution to Gap Year with LIFE READY Program as Students Defer College Due to Impact of COVID-19”

Source: Mind The Gap

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mind-the-gap-launches-solution-to-gap-year-with-life-ready-program-as-students-defer-college-due-to-impact-of-covid-19-301072189.html

“Half of College-Bound Teens Considering a Gap Year or Delaying College”

Source: TD Ameritrade

https://www.amtd.com/news-and-stories/press-releases/press-release-details/2017/Half-of-College-Bound-Teens-Considering-a-Gap-Year-or-Delaying-College/default.aspx

Organizations:

https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps

https://www.allforgood.org/

https://www.pointsoflight.org/

https://www.gapyearassociation.org/

https://mtgnow.org/

https://www.wheretherebedragons.com/

https://www.dosomethinggood.org.uk/

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