Leap Year Program


The Great Connections Leap Year is a nine month program designed to powerfully prepare students to find, choose and succeed in a college specialty and career path for the future economy.  

The program will be open to high school upper classmen and graduates.  


Lower education is faltering, higher education has become ever more expensive. Employers are expressing rising concern that young people are not prepared for work.

Against this backdrop, increasing numbers of high school students are opting to enroll in a gap year—or "bridge year"—program to "find themselves." Interest and enrollment in such programs is skyrocketing. Gap Year fairs have seen a 294% increase in attendance since 2010. 


Organizations offering Gap Year programs include Outward Bound, American University, and Princeton University.

Every year since 2009, our one-week Great Connections Seminars have achieved remarkable transformational effects for most of our students. Maria Jose Bernal Gaviria, a senior at Colegio Gimnasio Los Pinares in Medellin, Colombia, sums up the feeling most convey: "I'm not the same person I was a week ago."

The Great Connections Gap Year program offers a more thorough, developmentally based, psychologically and educationally complete plan for growing students’ powers and clarity of purpose than any other—therefore providing us with a highly competitive advantage.

If we can get powerful results after one week, imagine what we can do with one school year.


Potential unlocked: College years, and careers, can be wasted if an individual has yet to fully discover their own unique gifts and power.