There’s life — and then there’s living a life with flow.
At the heart of EXPLO, our mission is to teach students the skill sets needed to find joy in life-long learning. We do this by encouraging our students to exercise their courage to self-motivate, their daring to take action, and their confidence to examine beyond the boundaries of their own comfort zone. We hope through this encouragement, our students (of all ages) develop the desire to participate in a life worth learning about.
Tags: Exploring Education
Choice: it’s the cornerstone of all exploration. At EXPLO, we believe that means both providing a wide array of options to choose from and granting young people the agency to make choices for themselves.
For more than 40 years, EXPLO has created remarkable teaching and learning experiences that inspire curiosity and encourage young people to embark on a lifelong journey of turning over stones, taking healthy risks, and pursuing that which they only ever imagined.
I was excited to recently learn that my summer colleague Christopher Streat has just started a prestigious internship working on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. If you had been at EXPLO at Yale last summer, you would have seen how talented Christopher is on stage, leading community meetings in the Schubert Theatre, and act as a role model for students in improv and acting classes.
For the past two years, MIT Media Lab has collaborated with Mozilla — a company whose mission is to ensure the Internet is a global public resource, open and accessible to all — with a collective goal to offer professional development for senior leaders of nonprofit and public sector organizations.
What if we gave ourselves permission for a radical shift in the way we thought about learning? What if we flipped the binary of a “teacher/student” relationship on its head, and instead accepted that we are all learners engaged in the playful pursuit of discovery?
EXPLO is thrilled to announce a new partnership with PEZ, the makers of the beloved PEZ dispensers and candy. Sold in 80 countries, PEZ distributes 70 million dispensers and five billion candies a year. They provided comedic fodder for Larry David to write “The PEZ Dispenser” episode for Seinfeld, and on Jeopardy, PEZ was not simply an answer to one question, but was the theme of an entire category. It’s a rare company that can remain a staple of pop culture for more than 60 years.
Every year, MIT clubs around the world hold a celebration of the Independent Activities Period (IAP) to invite alumni to rejuvenate, recharge, and connect. This year, MIT alums connected with each other in the city of Boston, celebrating their mutual history of intellectual play and curiosity — and a large influencer of the founding of EXPLO.
When it comes to choosing a summer program for your child, there are a number of boxes most families are looking to check off. Will it be fun? Will my child learn something new? Will they be happy and make friends?