A Structured, Purposeful Gap

Discover Year


Discover Year is an innovative one-year career and life skills gap year program that helps young adults better understand what they want and build the skills they need to go out and get it. Our students build stronger self-awareness, confidence, communication skills and resilience to thrive in whatever education or career path they take. They achieve these results through:
- Essential skills workshops
- Mentorship and coaching
- Work
- Travel
- Community service


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Yes, I recommend this program

Discover Year - A Meaningful Gap Year

In my senior year of high school, I started to miss school frequently and avoid schoolwork because the idea of going to college or university the next year and not even being sure what I wanted to take yet was causing me a lot of stress. I believed that my only options were to go to college or just take a regular gap year and stay working. Luckily my school held a college night where different colleges and programs would talk with students that were still undecided. At this college night, I learned about discover year for the first time and was quickly convinced that this was my ideal choice for the next year. Over the past year, I have learned so many skills and information related to school, work, and life as a whole. I discovered what path I wanted to take in school and could not be happier with the feeling of assurance that came from making that decision. I credit a lot of my personal growth to being in this program and the amazing people that helped me along the way.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Going into the program I was very closed off because of my anxiety surrounding social settings however I would credit alot of my social progress to being in this program. The only thing I would change was my involvement at the beginning because I could have gotten so much more out of this program from a social standpoint.
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Year Discovered

I was hesitant starting this but it ended up being a great year I've learned a lot of new things along the way and met so many great people that have helped me grow and that will keep helping me grow in future endeavors.I would definitely recommend this program if you're unsure about your future this a great way to get a foot ahead of your peers. I've been taught a lot of great skills that will keep leading me down a road of future success. The most important thing I've learned is that all my success depends on how I will go about the challenges and adversities I face in life.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
At first, meeting a pretty big group of people was very nerve-racking but we were all welcomed with open arms and we all grew together as a group.
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This should be mandatory.

excellent team, as soon as i started i felt welcomed and listened too. Every DY day there was time taken to make sure all the students were okay. Constant check in even though we are online was helpful. Couldn't have asked for a better team to guide me along my post secondary journey. I have learned so much about myself, my desires and bondaries. I learned how to say no and stick to my personal decisions, feeling empowered within myself. I can now continue my journey with confidence in my desicions and myself.

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Worth it one million percent

DiscoverYear gives you plenty of opportunities to grow. That said, it you don't get the value passively. If you are driven and committed to be engaged, you will mature and grow 10 fold from who you were the year before.

You get the opportunity to engage closely with staff.
You get the opportunity to engage in workshops on useful life skills.
You get the opportunity to build up your resume properly and shoot for the best job you can reach.
You get the opportunity to travel.
You get the opportunity to complete 2 community service projects of the magnitude of your choosing.
You get the opportunity to meet accomplished people with libraries of wisdom.

The only limiting factor in DiscoverYear is how hard you are willing to try. The potential is infinite.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Though I was one of the most engaged in my class, I would try even harder if I had to do it all over again. I would get even more value!
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Perspective of an international Student

Before I started this program I had no clue who I was and what I wanted to do with my life. This program helped me discover my values, and helped me gain the confidence to follow my own path in life. It feels amazing to be part of such an open minded community who supports you in everything you want to achieve in life.

This year helped me grow so much, in so many different ways! The reason why I chose to do this program, is because of it's unique concept! You will learn a lot of new skills, work, have a personal coach, meet amazing people every week who will talk about their career paths and TRAVEL the world, all in 1 year!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Connect with the panelists who come to the program every week, and don't be afraid to ask them questions :)


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