For these students we have created the Gap-Year Project, a 2-year program for students to move forward together. Students will also benefit from working together to identify their vision and goals, create new norms, attain financial stability, all with fellow community members and lifelong friends on the same journey. Throughout the first year, students experience exploratory and educational activities designed to help them think through their best path forward. These include: weekly dinners with experts in a variety of fields; workshops on mental health, finances, family planning, even getting a driver’s license; and site visits to colleges, trade schools, and local businesses and companies. Students map out their short- and long-term goals, enroll in classes, colleges, or trade schools of their choice, and begin their journey towards their career, while receiving life coaching, counseling, and tutoring.