Learn How to Figure Out What You Want to Be

If you aren't sure what you want to be when you grow up, you aren't alone. But when you're an especially curious and multi-talented high school student, the idea of choosing which courses to study or deciding on a college major can feel overwhelming.

We empower students with entrepreneurial thinking and "career prototyping" skills to help them feel less anxious more confident about the future. We teach frameworks that guide them to try out real projects in different careers, imagine themselves in different life paths, evaluate their own interests, and act proactively to pursue what they enjoy most.


Here's How It Works

Lighthouse takes a project-based learning approach to teach you how to imagine yourself in a variety of career paths. You will do real projects from each role and learn how to approach mentors and learn from their stories.


Gain real-life experience through work projects from different jobs and learn what professionals in those roles actually do. We have designed authentic work experiences to give you quick peek into the daily life of various roles, and help you decide which career paths might be worth exploring further.


Hear "How I Got Here" talks from business leaders, technologists, investors, marketing managers, product managers, software engineers, and other operators and visionaries who enjoy meeting young people. Ask your questions in rapid-fire coaching sessions, watch them speak online, or learn to reach out to them on your own.


You might not discover your dream career in our courses, but you will finish with skills that can help you discover your own passion. Use your new experiences to make smart choices about what to study and which extracurriculars to pursue. Score your experiences in various jobs and find the roles that fit your unique interests.


Thank You to Our Mentors

Past mentors have come from a range of leading technology companies.


You Deserve a Future You Will Love

Your future is up to you, but that doesn't mean you have to make big decisions all by yourself. Our courses help you develop a framework for thinking about the future, emphasizing some specific key skills:


We coach students on how to be proactive about the future: finding mentors to contact, look up their contact info, composing professional emails to get replies, and following up with purposeful thank-you's. Learn what to do if you don't hear back and how to reply when you do.


It's good to have a goal. It's also good to be open-minded and change your goal when you need to. Most people take winding, not linear, career paths. We coach students to be decisive about their future and to act on their choices, but to change their plans freely when it makes sense.


For some, charting the future seems simple. But for others, it requires a lot more thought and some seriously creative thinking. Learn how successful adults in different careers have navigated their life decisions and develop some skills to help you navigate yours.


Learn to Enjoy Your Journey

We can't predict your future. It's impossible to know where you will be in a decade or two.

Your future is bright, and we would like to join you in your journey. You can start with an online program (for students everywhere) or a live program (for students in the San Francisco Bay Area). We hope to meet you soon!