“The biggest problem growing up today is not actually stress; it’s meaninglessness.”
— Dr. William Damon, The Path to Purpose

In thinking about designing a purpose-based high school experience, we are focusing on 5 key areas to guide our design experiments and prototypes:


We’ve launched into prototyping by starting from the inside and the outside:  looking at some of the most core questions, as well as some of the big systems-level questions.

This spring, we will be running design experiments with teenagers in the San Francisco Bay Area and high schools around the country. We want to better understand what works for students and what does not.

To learn more about how we are framing each of these questions and how we are starting to prototype these ideas, click on the links at left.

We would love to have you join us as we prototype this spring. We are looking for prototype partners in both the Bay Area and across the country to test out different parts of our model.


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