I’m an author, adventurer, and entrepreneur who helps young people discover self-directed learning and begin to take charge of their educations, careers, and lives.
I’ve published three books and many articles, led teenagers 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.
Some of my big projects for 2015-16 include:
- 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 young people
I travel often, but I always seem to circle back to the mountains of the western United States. I’m passionate about trail running, backpacking, summer camps, and living close to the wilderness.
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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