EXPLO 2020 | We are the People of the Possible

EXPLORE EXPLO is about taking charge of your own learning and charting your own course. At the heart of exploration is exposure to a diverse world of people, ideas, places, and opportunities. So we’ve built a program full of tremendous choices and opportunities. At EXPLO we know that the more you see, the more you want to see. That’s curiosity in action — and the fuel for a life of exploration and learning.

DISCOVER Exploring leads to discovery.

Discovery is something we all seem to understand when we’re very young — small humans are wired to open every door, tug every rope, jump in every puddle, serenade every dog, and goodness, what we learn along the way. But discovery gets tossed aside as we get older. We begin to focus on outcomes — a certain test score, GPA, or college acceptance. The problem is that those goals are short- lived, and in many ways small. What if the goals were different? What if the goals were about discovering your interests, talents and strengths — what lights you up? Now that would be something you could lean on for the rest of your life.

PURSUE Discovery is not the destination. Rather, it is a stepping stone to continue exploring in pursuit of more — more adventure, more opportunities, more learning. But pursuing your passion and potential isn’t easy. Very few of us nail it on the first try — or the tenth. You are going to fail. Since school doesn’t reward failure, how are you supposed to learn that stumbling blocks aren’t roadblocks? They’re simply opportunities to reset the game. At EXPLO we don’t do grades because too often grades make people risk-averse. At EXPLO it’s about stepping out with a bunch of strangers who are also taking risks. We stumble together, laugh together and help pick each other up. This is how you build resilience, resourcefulness, and creative confidence. It’s also how you build life-long friendships that will bolster you through life’s ups and downs.

Explore more at pursue.explo.org

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