Some of the most prized and sought after skills for success and happiness in school, work and relationships are seldom taught in school or university.
Peak Time Experiences can be life transforming. In our challenging and changing times, they offer the opportunity to acquire the most critical skills for personal calm and happiness, and the capabilities for being a passionate, planful and effective human being.
For as yet unprepared high school students, Peak Time Experiences can be wonderfully healing and reparative in terms of knowledge acquisition, self-esteem, and self-confidence. Learn more about how we mentor high school students.
For students cosnsidering a gap year, Peak Time Experiences offer fertile ground and a remarkable community for burgeoning of interest and intellect, and discovery passion and purpose. Learn more about how we mentor students taking a gap year.
For students struggling in college, Peak Time Experiences offer an insightful and effective scaffolding that allows students to continue their work, grow in their skills, and maintain their integrity while abiding by college regulations. Learn more about how we mentor college students.
For students in a College Train Wreck (see interview with Peak Year Founder, Stephen Rudin, MD, who coined the term), Peak Time Experiences offer a chance to reorient, expand their core strengths, acquire critical new skills, and get back on track for happiness and success. Learn more about how we mentor students who have been in a College Train Wreck.
For college graduates, Peak Time Experiences offer skills that are not often acquired in college but are mentioned by which the World Economic Forum considers to be the most critical for success over the next 10 years (time of the Fourth Industrial Revolution which is the era of the spatial internet, 3D printing, virtual reality, and A.I). Learn more about how we mentor college graduates.
The Structure of a Peak Time Experience
Goals and focus
Every student’s Peak Time Experience is unique, and within the categories of students we serve, each tend to have different areas of attention.
“What Peak Time Experiences have in common is the focus on turning passion into meaningful purpose through the acquisition of some or all neurocognitive skills and capacities that are at the core of our expertise.” - Stephen Rudin, Peak Year Principal Mentor and Founder
Time and Schedule
The schedules and duration of Peak Time Experiences tend to cluster based on students needs. They are available for all students:
Throughout the year
Full or part time
Ranging in duration from a few days to a year and beyond
Meetings and locations
Peak Time Experiences are usually experienced in a combination of ways.
In-person on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and Chelsea by special arrangement
Using the city of New York city as a campus
In many other locations across the U.S. and internationally by special arrangement
Around the world using distance mentoring technologies
designing a Peak time experience
Below are the basic building blocks we use to design each individual Peak Time Experience. The steps described may not all apply to every single student; however, we describe them all here to illustrate the overall process we use to support all students we serve, from high school age to college graduates.