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The application for our 2024-2025 cohort is OPEN!

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Workshop U

An education you actively build, not receive.

Workshop U is a year-long postsecondary program for young adults (age 18-25) to design-and-build their adult life. All while earning college credit in the process.

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This is what you'll design for over the course of a one year program.

We all want a sense of purpose that makes life meaningful and gives us direction...

 

We all want fulfilling, durable relationships and a sense of belonging in a community where we are known...

Workshop U is about

Security,

Connection,

& Purpose

We all want financial stability and a way to consistently provide for ourselves and the people we care about...

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“I am looking for someone to not show me all the steps, but just to show me the path."

- Qayla (WU Student)

“School experiences typically have not been about what I want to do with my life. They’ve not been about self-introspection.

It’s been – here’s a script.

Workshop U, on the other hand… why haven’t I done this in high school? Where has this been all my life?”

- Piotr (WU Student)

“Our goal is for students to come through this year with a deep sense of who they are, what they want in life right now, and the conviction that they can make that life possible.

 

That’s not just a general level of optimism… or sense of agency… It's the kind of confidence that comes from building a skillset, having people in your corner, and knowing how you are going to make those goals a reality."

 - Matt (WU Co-Founder)

Workshop U Core Principles:

1

Building relationships and a strong community is the most important part of what we do at Workshop U.

2

Every young person, regardless of background or financial circumstances, deserves to be in the driver's seat of designing their future and shaping their life.

3

College should be a place for real work with real stakes in one’s life.

4

Experience is the best teacher. We learn best by trying and doing.

5

There is no straight path through life, and no one has it all figured out. The design process is something we practice not once, but over and over again across a lifetime.

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