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Sierra High Route / 2018
Teen workshop / North Star 2018
Unschool Adventures / Spain 2018
Unschool Adventures / Argentina Semester 2017
Unschool Adventures / New Zealand 2016
Keynote / VaHomeschoolers Conference 2015
Unschool Adventures / Adventure Semester 2015

Hi, I’m Blake.

Welcome to my home on the web.

My newest book, Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School?, is now available!

Buy it now through your local bookstoreAmazon, or other online marketplaces.

Click here to read editorial reviews an discover more resources.

Me in 10 Seconds

I write, speak, and build community in the realm of alternative education.

Since 2008 I’ve organized big trips for teenagers through my company Unschool Adventures.

California native. Frequent traveler.

Now available for collaboration: If you have a project, venture, or wild idea that might benefit from my involvement, I’m all ears.

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Me in 10 minutes? Right here.

Upcoming Speaking Events

  • European Youth Event (May 29-30, 2020 at E.U. Parliament in Strasbourg, France — postponed due to Covid-19)

Online Meetups for Self-Directed Teens

I’m currently hosting online meetups for self-directed teenagers from all around the world. They’re free, fun, and casual—a great way to meet new friends. Sign up to get notified:

My Podcast

I interview fascinating people from the worlds of alternative and experiential education on my podcast, Off Trail Learning. Find it on iTunesSoundcloud, Spotify, or your preferred app.

Original Videos

In these four short videos, created in 2018, I expound on topics close to my heart. (Also available on Facebook.)

How Can I Help?

A Few Kind Words

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I’ll be okay.

Maybe.