Life Skills Challenge
A 2-week interactive course designed to enable Gifted & Talented students to achieve their full potential.
6 Skills-based workshops | 1:1 Coaching | Personal Exercises
Open to US students, 13-18 years old
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Empowering students with real-world skills for success
gt.school's Life Skills Challenge is an exciting 2-week program for Gifted & Talented students to develop crucial life skills such as taking ownership of their learning and goals, learning how to learn, and developing effective study and time management habits.
The program includes 6 interactive skills workshops, personal exercises, and a 1:1 coaching session with one of our all-star coaches.
The Life Skills Challenge is currently full until Fall 2022. Sign up to be the notified as we open future cohorts!
MEET THE COACHES
Empowering students to be the best they can be
gt.school coaches are not teachers or tutors, but experts in motivation, effective habits, and personal support. For that reason, we look for top-performing athletes and athletic coaches who have overcome obstacles and reached high goals through motivation, deliberate practice and a growth mindset. They know what it takes to push themselves, meet high goals, and have fun along the way.
Find your why
Forge your own path
Become an expert
Create winning habits
Sign up for fall cohorts!
Take advantage of our one-of-a-kind program designed to equip students with the foundation for long-term success. The Life Skills Challenge is currently full for the summer, but we will be opening Fall cohorts soon.
Sign up to be the first to know as spots open up!
What our Students Say
I was feeling like I was falling behind even though my grades didn't show it yet. After the Learning Loss Checkup made things very clear for me, I wanted to see how fast I could go. In less then 3 months, I was back on track and actually mastered 6 additional advanced math courses. They measured my learning speed and I was learning this material 14x faster than I was in traditional school! Needless to say, I have a lot less stress and much more time to do other things now instead of worrying about schoolwork.
Sathirtha H. (student in New York)
When we went back to school, I started to get more frustrated with math. It wasn't coming naturally to me anymore. I tried tutors and using apps online, but nothing really helped. I was starting to hate math for the first time. I ending up taking the Learning Loss Checkup and was able to see exactly what was keeping me stuck. I now really enjoy math again and actually got hired to be a math tutor! I’m pretty positive that never would have happened if it wasn't for gt.school finding my gaps and showing me how to fix them at a pace that worked for me.
Ben R. (student in Ohio)
“I’ve learned a lot from it actually. Before I did this I didn’t know any goals I had, but now I have more of an idea. I knew I always wanted to go to culinary school, and if I put that into action it would be really cool. Designing my week that was also helpful because I am actually a mess and that was helpful because I was just scheduling things out.”
Join the Community
During the Life Skills Challenge (and after if students continue at gt.school), kids connect and engage around topics like chess, baking, entrepreneurship, Minecraft, etc. in our Discord community. With weekly events led by our coaches, students learn from and inspire each other, and find a tribe as unique and creative as them.
Build Life Skills Year-Round
After the Life Skills Challenge, students have the option to join gt.school's monthly program where they can:
- Build crucial life skills through coaching and courses
- Work with a 1:1 coach
- Level up academics with a personalized math curriculum
- Join weekly events and our community
gt.school is a monthly program that continues year-round, even in the summer! There is no obligation to join after the Life Skills Challenge, and there's no upfront commitment. If you'd like to learn more, please join one of our upcoming info sessions!
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frequently asked questions
How much does it cost?
Until now, the Life Skills Challenge has been completely free! We offered our first cohorts free of charge as we established and improved the program. Cost may be subject to change. Sign up today to get important program updates, or join an upcoming info session to learn more.
Is this program online?
Yes! We are an online after school program, so students may join from anywhere.
Who is eligibile?
US students, 13-18 years old are eligible to join the Life Skills Challenge.
What is the format of the workshops?
Workshops are interactive sessions with our coaching team and other students. Workshops are 1 hour on Zoom. Note - these are not passive lectures! Students engage in group activities, games and challenges, and can win prizes during the sessions to make these incredibly engaging learning opportunities.
What times are the workshops?
Our workshops are held on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for 1 hour on Zoom. During the school year, workshops are held in the afternoon / evening (US time). We offer multiple session times -- often 4 pm CST and 8 pm CST -- to enable students to join a workshop that works for their schedules. Times may vary by cohort.
What is the time commitment?
We expect students to spend 5-6 hours per week for the 2 weeks of the program, for a total of 10-12 hours. This includes our workshops, some pre-reading and personal exercises.
What comes after the Challenge?
Students and parents have the option to continue into gt.school's monthly program which includes additional life skills development through workshops and coaching; 1:1 coaching (students have the option to choose a coach they would like to work with); and our accelerated math curriculum. There is no obligation to continue. If you'd like to learn more, please join one of our upcoming information sessions to connect!
Are you open to students outside the US?
No, at this time, we are only open to US students.