The Journal Program
You'll never learn more about yourself than when you put pen to paper
What does it mean to live a full life?
We believe people are purpose driven beings who should be excited to live out each day. Unfortunately, they don't teach you this in school and it's frankly difficult to figure out. We emphasize the importance of balance, in regards to things like traveling, careers, authentic community, where to have your home base, physical/mental/emotional health, character traits and many more.
In addition to the hands-on Son experience, after every 100 hours, there will be a short reading, a TED talk, or podcast that touch on different areas that encompass a full life. We ask the Sons to journal about that piece and then have a conversation with their Community Builder about what it means to them. Then, they are given a "Life Bonus" that reflects what they journaled about. Some are as simply as a cash bonus for saving and others are buying their first airbnb so they can go travel somewhere.
When they leave their time as a Son or Daughter, our goal is that they'll end up with a journal that they wrote as a reference guide that envelops the Son experience and prepares them to live more of a full life.
This isn't just a job. It's a job with a purpose.