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We've done it before, and we'll do it again. Redefining education is our claim to fame. A more prepared You starts here.

Our Team Knows How to Prepare You

MTG Coach

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LIFE READY Fellows (as we refer to our participants) are assigned a life coach trained by the Co-Active Training Institute. MTG coaches meet fellows where they are to empower them to dream wildly with unwavering trust and resilience by facilitating a process of self-discovery and transformation because we believe in the personal journey. MTG life coaching curriculum covers five program domains – Health & Wellness, Inward Self, Outward Self, Learning, and Hard Skills.

#adulting can be done. We will show Fellows how to “adult” with easy hacks. MTG Life Hacks expose Fellows to all the things that are never taught in school; but, yet, are needed for success in day-to-day life. Learning with experts in the field, topics include home maintenance, health insurance, cooking, cybersecurity, and more. MTG Life Hacks give our Fellows the tools for success in the real world (not school!).

73% of college graduates are not using their degrees (but yet are still paying for them). It is an unrealistic expectation for students to pick a major immediately after a High School education. MTG Next is an opportunity to explore various vocational fields that include healthcare, public policy and law, entertainment, business, education and more! Through a lens of social impact, Fellows will become apprentices and solve real world problems in the field.

MTG Life Hacks

MTG Next

At Mind The Gap, award-winning educators have developed the ideal curriculum ground-up to fit the needs of higher education students and fill the Gap between school and life. Let's rewrite the future, together. Sign up to receive more information.

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MTG Groups

At MTG we believe in community. Collaboration is our human super power! Group members will become your friends, playmates, and collaborative working Fellows as you go on this personal journey.

Every Fellow will be assigned a Group (a learning cohort of approx. 10 peers) that is overseen by a Learning Facilitator. Together Fellows will learn how to leverage each other’s strengths to creatively problem solve. Groups will be diverse groups of Fellows from your local time zone. Using video conferencing, fellows will speak to their tribe daily as they reflect, discuss, and execute ideas to work challenges. In addition, Groups will have social e-gatherings like distant dinner parties with our Wednesday dinner and a movie. The MTG community is as rich as our Fellows and clubs will play a role. We are excited to see what the cohort of Fall 2020 proposes.

Abby Brody, Founder + Chair of the Board

David Dunbar, Lead Curriculum Designer

Drives vision and curriculum of MTG
Founding leadership team at Avenues: The World School
Oversaw 600 students annually for 6 years
Led team of 150

Founded CITYterm
40+ Years Designing Experiential Ed. for students & teachers
20+ Years Global Ed. Consulting
Fellow of the Best Teachers Institute

Ivan Cestero, Experience & Curriculum Designer

Claire Sellers, Director of Coaching

CoActive certified life & leadership coach
Developed and implemented Avenues abroad & enrichment programs
Oversaw 50+ programs and 1k+ students

Senior Designer at ?What If! by Accenture
Launched the Learning Missions workshop at European Forum 
Alpbach for global youth
Created a design camp in partnership with IDEO for London teens
Served as Head of Innovation at Youth Business International

Steven Marder, CEO

Ex-COO of Hollywood.com, LLC
Oversaw day-to-day and execution of projects
P&L responsibility to profitability
Formed large-scale partnerships with content and commerce providers
Previously oversaw direct marketing division of SendTraffic.com, Inc., sold to Traffix, Inc. in 2004

We are educators, parents, students, and researchers who believe education has a purpose. A purpose to help others find success in the real world, not just in school.

Currently, the education system is failing our youth who are graduating into the workforce burdened by student debt, lacking workplace skills, and reporting high levels of anxiety and depression.

This is not success.

Informed by the data sciences, the Mind the Gap team believes deeply in the “gap” space. The research is clear. A “gap” is an advantage and the best-kept secret. Students who gap prior to or during their higher education have a clear advantage.

Gap students are more likely to...


* Outperform: Gap students have higher GPAs than their peers. They are also 60% more likely to take their academics more seriously.
* Graduate: Gap students are more likely to graduate (and on time!). They are less likely to transfer. Students who gap are 60% more likely to know what they want to study and stick with their majors.
* Be Happy: Gap year students report a higher sense of self-awareness and report feeling “more mature” than their peers allowing them to navigate anxiety and stress easier.
* Get a job: 75% of gap year students report that their gap year played a role in their first job placement.

Therefore, we created LIFE READY, a gap program like no other. Not a year “off,” but a step into the future. Our graduates have trust in themselves as they have the skills to tackle life. They are READY to enter the world.

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Get #LIFEREADY Fall 2020 with Mind The Gap.

At Mind The Gap, award-winning educators have developed the ideal curriculum ground-up to fit the needs of higher education students and fill the Gap between school and life. Let's rewrite the future, together. Sign up to receive more information.

We are educators, parents, students, and researchers who believe education has a purpose. A purpose to help others find success in the real world, not just in school.

Currently, the education system is failing our youth who are graduating into the workforce burdened by student debt, lacking workplace skills, and reporting high levels of anxiety and depression.

This is not success.

Informed by the data sciences, the Mind the Gap team believes deeply in the “gap” space. The research is clear. A “gap” is an advantage and the best-kept secret. Students who gap prior to or during their higher education have a clear advantage.

Gap students are more likely to...


* Outperform: Gap students have higher GPAs than their peers. They are also 60% more likely to take their academics more seriously.
* Graduate: Gap students are more likely to graduate (and on time!). They are less likely to transfer. Students who gap are 60% more likely to know what they want to study and stick with their majors.
* Be Happy: Gap year students report a higher sense of self-awareness and report feeling “more mature” than their peers allowing them to navigate anxiety and stress easier.
* Get a job: 75% of gap year students report that their gap year played a role in their first job placement.

Therefore, we created LIFE READY, a gap program like no other. Not a year “off,” but a step into the future. Our graduates have trust in themselves as they have the skills to tackle life. They are READY to enter the world.

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