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Unlocking possibilities is our mission and mandate — to reframe human potential so that millions of teens around the world tap into their unique talents and aspirations to build a truly meaningful and impactful life.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Way too many teens arrive at the threshold of adulthood lost and unsure of the essence of who they are or their place in the world. We've got the tools to help. Unlocking possibilities is our mission and mandate — to reframe human potential so that millions of teens around the world tap into their unique talents and aspirations to build a truly meaningful and impactful life.

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OUR MISSION

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WHO WE ARE + WHAT WE DO

FUTURE-READY TEENS

My Unique Genius    is an education company that helps teens explore what’s possible after high school. We tell the human stories behind diverse careers to allow teens to unlock possibilities both in the classroom and on their own. We also guide teens toward developing the next generation skills they need to tackle the big decisions ahead. Our content and learning experiences are truly story-based, featuring videos and interactive learning activities that speak the language of teens and make life-building both engaging and transformative.

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REAL STORIES OF SUCCESS, SO TEENS CAN BUILD THEIR OWN.

Stories change lives. Exploration opens the pathways to possibility. My Unique Genius shares impactful stories of success from real professionals in diverse careers, so that students can explore what's possible. We offer story-centered learning and exploration for teens, educators and parents to help students discover their passions and talents, build skills, try pursuits and unlock their unique genius.

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Daniella De Grande

VP of Technology Services and Digital Enablement at Thomson Reuters + My Unique Genius Career Story Featured Professional

The Science

THE NEW SCIENCE OF

HUMAN POTENTIAL

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Dr. Brian Daly, PhD

Head of Psychology + Brain Science at

Drexel University

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Watch Dr. Brian Daly, head of the psychology department at Drexel University, shares the new science of human potential behind My Unique Genius. 

IT'S NOT IF YOU'RE SMART,

BUT HOW YOU'RE SMART.

For far too long, there has been one standard definition of intelligence; a deeply embedded rubric that permeates society, first in education (public & private schools, higher ed) and then throughout adulthood. It has become so deeply ingrained that we no longer question its validity or efficacy… until now.

 

From building a school from scratch (www.forge.school), we’ve come to realize that the fundamental question in education isn’t “if you’re smart”; but, “how you’re smart.”

 

Every day, we are fortunate to see that there are a myriad of ways that kids are smart. From dexterity to imagination, observation to design, each of us possesses a set of gifts that define our unique “talent print.” 

 

So, the task becomes not one of standardization, where the goal is for every individual to attain a level of proficiency across the same domains. Instead, the objective is personalization where the ambition is to tap into and fully develop one’s potential — that is unique, special and differentiated from everyone else. 

Exploration is the key to unlocking possibility. Teens can deeply explore Career Stories from diverse people in varied careers — both on our web site and our YouTube Channel.

The Life Builder Lab,   which includes a digital platform for career learning and exploration, is available for schools. Packed with activities for self-discovery, career exploration, and skills building, the Lab also includes a powerful portfolio so teens can begin writing their own life story.

The Life Builder Journal is available now for classrooms and teens on their own. Filled with 10 chapters of activities for self-discovery, career exploration, and skills building, the Journal also includes a powerful portfolio so teens can begin writing their own life story.

The Catalyst Curriculum includes everything educators need to bring The Life Builder Lab    or The Life Builder Journal to life in the classroom.

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Christina Baal-Owens

Executive Director of Public Wise

+ My Unique Genius     Career Story Featured Professional

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CAREER EXPLORATION

FOR TEENS

The Team

THE LEADERSHIP TEAM

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Chief Executive Officer

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Dir. Filmmaking/Storytelling

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Chief Design Officer/Learning

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Advisor on Teen Dev.

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Chief Technology Officer

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