Studies and articles that point out the mental health challenges our teens continue to face do a great service by shining a light on the situation and elevating the conversation. They also point out the important role that time off plays before students jump into the academic rigors, relatively unstructured time and social demands of campus life.
We recently came across an article that does a great job helping families understand how to think through “time off” for students who are already in college. This is a great call out, because not all Gap Years are taken by students right after high school.
Expert tips from college planning professionals including advice about the application process, considering Gap Years and how to increase success once on campus.
Elizabeth Pyle, a a mom of four, business owner, and active community member, tells Gap Year Solutions the mission of her mentoring company College Success Plan and how it came to be.