What do you want to be when you grow up?
Lighthouse is an education company that takes a learn-by-doing approach to help young people figure out what they want to be.
We believe that everyone deserves a career they love, but most people struggle to find their ideal job. We believe in starting early and helping young people to imagine themselves in different careers, enabling them to make more educated decisions about their course of study and feel more confident about their plans for the future.
Lighthouse Summer Programs are based on the principles of life design recently 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, meeting professionals who work in roles they might enjoy, and using their imagination to immerse themselves in different jobs, students approximate a variety of career experiences first hand and decide which life paths best fit their interests.
We aren't your typical school. We don't teach students how to write code, or do science, or ace calculus. We won't improve your standardized test scores. There are no wrong answers and we don't give grades. We don't offer college admissions counseling, either.
We teach students how to figure out what they want to be--a skill that we hope will last them a lifetime.