The best process for developing purpose is through action, a purpose project that we call a Spike. This process is more an art than a science, but we liken it to a very simple 4-step framework that our students follow.
If you’re laboring away trying to figure out what to do this summer, labor no more; build a Spike. It’s the most fun, developmentally challenging and rewarding way for teens to spend their summer AND it’s pandemic proof!
High school students around the world are scrambling to figure out what to do this summer due to the Pandora’s box of programmatic changes and uncertainty from the COVID-19 pandemic . This article is meant to provide some clarity and guidance amidst the chaos.
If you’re young and starting a new social venture, don’t make the common mistake of registering as a nonprofit too early. This article outlines three other options you should consider first: staying informal, organizational sponsorship and fiscal sponsorship.
2019 Spike of the Year — Greta Thunberg: Fridays for Future Movement
Greta Thunberg won the Time Person of the Year with her Spike, the Fridays for Future Movement. We’d like to recognize her with our own distinction: The Spike of the Year.
At a 2.5% hire rate, it’s harder to become a coach at The Spike Lab than it is to get into Harvard. This article gives you an inside look at what we look for in our coaches and the interview process we’ve designed to make these difficult decisions.
During summer break don’t fall into the common trap of thinking that it’s enough to just have packed schedule with great programs, internships, summer classes, test prep programs, traveling and/or itineraries. It is still important to do your own strategic planning if you want to make the most of your time.
Make The Most Of Your Summer Break: Part 1 (9 Things to Do)
The summer presents a unique opportunity because of how much time is available. Make the most of this opportunity and spend it doing something that will really help you in the future.
This blog post outlines the most important competencies that high schoolers need to be developing to be prepared for the innovation economy. The primary categories include Initiative, Creativity, Planning and Communication.
This article explains our company’s mission: to develop “purpose-driven innovators for life”. We are working to foster a fundamental paradigm shift in adolescent education that puts the development of purposeful innovators at the center.
A large percentage of college admissions officers now Google applicants to learn more about them. Your online profile, including your social media accounts, will influence your application so don’t make the common mistake of forgetting to consider it part of the college application process.
We’ve expanded to Hong Kong! Learn more about what that means here.