The “Malia Effect”: Making a Gap Year the New Norm

Tuesday, March 7
5:00PM - 6:00PM
JW Marriott - Salon C



Abby Falik
Global Citizen Year - Founder & CEO


Dominic Randolph
Riverdale Country School - Head of School


Students are racing, without pause, from high school to college in what some have termed “the race to nowhere.” What if, instead of getting to college burnt out, today’s students arrived with a set of burning questions? What if all high school graduates followed Malia Obama’s lead and took a year before college to step outside their comfort zone, learn a new language, explore their passions and gain leadership skills? Join us for an interactive conversation about what it means to be college and career ready in 2017, and how teachers, parents and colleges can transform the traditional “gap” year into a bridge year and launch pad for America’s next generation of leaders.

Event Type:
Core Conversation
Learning Spaces
college readiness gap year cpe credit

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