We work with a diverse group of students, including those who are already passionate and focused, those who are passionate but not necessarily focused, those who are overly passionate and focused, those who have a variety of interests but lack a true passion, and even those who have yet to discover their interests. This is a common scenario, especially among younger high school students who have yet to identify their passions and specific interests.
Our objective is to help these students identify their areas of interest and potential, and turn those into meaningful accomplishments that will set them apart. The process of doing this is tailored to each student and can be different from one to the next, but the ultimate goal is to find what truly inspires and motivates them.
We advise our students to take an exploratory and experimental approach to their interests. To start, we suggest they try simple activities, such as reading a book or article, watching a related documentary, visiting a museum, joining a student club, or attending a lecture or class that is not part of their regular curriculum. The goal of this exercise is to see if they have a genuine interest in the subject matter.
We encourage our students to focus on 2-4 interests rather than just one. Narrowing their focus to just one area may limit their potential, while pursuing too many interests at once can detract from their ability to achieve excellence in any one.
We understand that many students may feel pressure to quickly commit to a particular field and become passionate about it, even if they are not sure if they will enjoy it. Our approach removes this pressure, allowing them to evolve and grow their interests over time.