I’m an author, educator, adventurer, and entrepreneur who helps young adults become more self-directed.
My mission is to help young people discover self-directed learning and begin to take charge of their educations, careers, and lives.
I’ve published three books, led teenagers on adventures across South America, Australia, New Zealand, and Nepal (through my company Unschool Adventures), and appeared on The Huffington Post, USA Today, The New York Times, BBC Travel, and Fox Business.
Here are some of my big projects in 2015 and beyond:
- producing a podcast on what it means to get a “real education”
- running a 10-week Adventure Semester for 22 teens
- running a 6-week New Zealand trip for 11 teens
- developing an online “crash course” for self-directed teens
At home, I’m a passionate trail runner, backpacker, and traveler. I enjoy living close to the wilderness and getting outside each day.
Blake Boles is open-minded, interested in everything, courageous, and passionately committed to individual development. I would expect good things to happen for young people who had the good fortune to hang out with Blake for a while.
– John Taylor Gatto
New York State Teacher of the Year
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