Platforms, tools and programs for young people to pursue their own personal interests

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Praxis

Praxis is perfect for any self-directed learner looking to continue learning on their own terms. It is a college alternative for 17-25 year olds who want something more than traditional college can offer. Instead of jumping through hoops and pleasing professors to get grades, participants are placed with high-growth startups to learn and develop real-world skills in a practical, hands-on environment. These aren’t internships, they’re apprenticeships—but they’re for all kinds companies that cater to real people. Additionally, participants complete Professional Development Projects on topics such as building a personal brand and online portfolio, writing and speaking persuasively to real people, and identifying how they can create value for their partner business. To help and guide them through this process they meet weekly with their advisors to discuss challenges both in their work and educational experiences. Participants also have access to the invaluable network of Praxis staff, program alumni and current participants.

Khan Academy

A individually tailored learning resource for all ages. Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a learning dashboard that empowers learners to study at their own pace.

They tackle a vast array of topics from math to art history and plenty more in between.

Coursera

Coursera makes massive open online courses (MOOCs) available to people all over the world. Coursera partners with universities as well as companies to create some of their courses. They offer online courses on topics from physics to engineering, medicine, biology, social sciences, mathematics, business, computer science, digital marketing, and lots more.

SciShow (YouTube)

SciShow delves into the weird, wonderful and just plain interesting. The team behind this channel explore scientific subjects that will defy your expectations and stir your curiosity.