Gap Years are Increasing in Popularity

gap yearAs high school seniors get ready to head off to college next year, there is another option that is slowly growing in popularity. Parents aren't always on board with the idea, worrying if college will be put off forever, but for some grads, a year off from school is a good idea.

According to Kevin Doran, "Gap years can involve meaningful work, community service, specialized study or travel. Students can plan it themselves or be part of an organized program; some even pay expenses." There are definitely lots of opportunities for growth, with a growing number of resources available. Visit the below websites for more information, as well as this article:

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