5 weeks


Our Flexible Experiences are designed to meet you at different stages of life and support as you navigate your next steps. Whether you’re in high school or looking towards retirement, we’ve developed programs for you.



A 16-module experience that focuses on helping you better understand who you are and helping you design your future.

Perfect for:

high school junior/senior
trying to decide what college they want to go to

gap year student
trying to get a head start on life after their gap year

college freshman/ sophomore
trying to figure out what to major in

November 16 -
December 18


Monday - Friday


1pm PT/4pm ET

Program Cost


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The Platform

Our fully developed learning platform helps you stay organized and gives you everything you need to get the most out of the Experience. No messy group folders, no searching for video links, no missed calendar invites. Everything in one place all the time.

The Program


16 workshops that are bucketed into 4 modules which include 1 hour of pre-work and 1 hour of live instruction. Our curriculum focuses on who you are and where you want to go.

Small group facilitation

All workshops have a maximum of 10 participants. All live facilitation is done in small groups to maximize the community experience.

Weekly 1:1 Coaching

All participants are paired with a coach who works with them to define goals & brainstorm how to overcome challenges.

Peer-To-Peer Learning

Participants sharpen their perspectives and broaden their experience through breakout sessions with like-minded peers.

The Curriculum



First you’ll take a look at your personal habits and identify a value set for yourself. You’ll learn the importance of goal setting in relationship to your values and some effective work habits to make sure you can achieve your goals.

Workshops Include
Personal Habits, Values Alignment, Goal Setting, Growth Mindset



Then you’ll take stock in where you are in life and decide what it means to find balance and flow. You’ll begin to understand the importance of creative confidence while you map out your three-year plan, and the steps to make it all come to life.

Workshops Include
Finding Flow, Creative Confidence, Design Your Life, Creating Community



"The experience I had at Year On was life changing for me. I feel so much more confident now in general, but especially about my major and what I want to do in college. I grew a lot in just a few months, more than I did in all of high school."


Have questions about this experience?

How much work is this every week?

You should dedicate around 10 hours for Design each week, including one to four hours of preparatory pre-work, four hours of live facilitated workshops, one hour for review, and 45 minutes of one-on-one coaching.

What is covered during the program?

The Design curriculum includes our most popular workshops in four essential skill modules: foundational skills, taking stock, mapping your life, and leveling up. The full curriculum can be seen here.


The cost of the 5 week Design program is $1,995.


No, but we take care to match our participants with one of our coaches based on a number of factors, the most important of which is impact potential. 

What if I don’t like my coach?

Our coaches are enormously skilled and enjoy working with young people with diverse interests. It doesn’t happen often, but if the match between participant and coach is not proceeding well we’ll intervene, and if the situation is untenable we’ll match you to a new coach.

How are coaches matched to students?

We look to match our participants with a coach based on the potential for learning outcomes. Our coaches are working professionals representing a variety of job fields, many of which will be relevant to the interests to an individual student. Coaches share professional savvy from their own work experiences and help contextualize that for the participants they advise based on the interests of the individual. For instance, a skill we focus on in the program like goal setting might be applied differently for a participant interested in entrepreneurship versus another participant focused on the performing arts. It isn’t just about learning the skills; coaching adds the depth and insight and perspective of working professionals that show how those skills can be applied with professional etiquette. Some of the companies at which our coaches are employed full-time include Google, Lyft, University of California San Francisco, Airbnb, Newsela, Zapier, Diversibility, Tesla, and Microsoft.

Where do I go for this Experience?

This Experience is 100% online. Participants will use our learning platform for pre-work, meetings, conferences with coaches, and community discussions.

Can I earn college credit for this program?

Academic credit is not available for the Design program. However, credit is available for our Semester Experience and Year Experience.

Other Year On Programs

Year Experience

Looking to take a full gap year? Check out our Year Experience starting in September.

YEAR Experience

Semester Experience

Looking for a shorter gap program? Check out our Semester Experience.

Semester experience