What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?
Launched in Silicon Valley, Lighthouse offers hands-on programs and industry-expert coaches who guide students to be proactive, creative, and decisive in navigating the future. We educate students to truly imagine themselves working in specific careers, empowering them to feel more confident and prepared for the future.
Lighthouse programs are based on the principles of life design popularized by Stanford University d.school professors Bill Burnett and Dave Evans. We guide students to try out various careers through "career prototyping" challenges, giving them real(ish) experience working in each of a number of professional roles. By experiencing projects from a variety of careers, learning to ask smart questions to professionals in roles they might enjoy, and using their imagination to immerse themselves in different jobs, students approximate a breadth of career experiences first hand and decide which life paths best fit their interests.
In other words, we teach students how to figure out what they want to be--a skill that we hope will last them a lifetime.