At this pivotal juncture in your life, as you stand on the cusp of adulthood, there is no better time to begin to ask yourself important questions, such as “Who am I?” While the answer may take longer than the duration of this course to reveal itself, there is value in opening up the doors through which answers may, in time, emerge. With this objective in mind, this course challenges learners to hold and explore two more intimately tied questions: “What am I here to do?” and “What do I need to know and/or do to discover this?” These questions are explored through looking at broad topics such as personal health, community connections, and career/life transitions.
Assignments and projects dig deep, inviting learners to reflect on themselves by looking backward to see where they came from, exploring all that is happening for them in this pivotal point in their lives, and then to imagine what their future engagement in the world will look like. One assignment involves interviewing an elder to learn from their perspective what education was like for them and what these elders see as necessary learning for youth today. Learning artifacts are created through writing, art, and multimedia projects.