We believe any healthy society should begin with the question ‘how are the children?’, because we shape the future through the choices we make today about how we educate and support children into adult life. If education is a primary conduit for passing on values, ethics, skills and behaviours to children, then we only have to look around to see the extent to which the current system is failing us. 

Our education systems need to be more ambitious and more effective in helping us to transition to a healthy, harmonious society. They have the potential to! That’s why we support schools to be visionaries for change and model what a thriving community looks and feels like. We help them to help themselves, in turn helping society. Our work takes many forms, supporting a whole school ecosystem through a long-term process of community building through holistic rites of passage and the development of nourishing relationships. A great oak doesn’t grow overnight.

There’s an ancient practice carried out across the world throughout history, forgotten about by many, that when remembered and adopted offers a powerful gateway to a flourishing society. This practice is called community-oriented rites of passage. We work with schools to offer rites-of-passage experiences to staff and students that help them to navigate big transitions in their lives and supporting youth to cross one of life’s biggest thresholds – from childhood to adulthood.

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Preparing young people for adulthood

Teenage life is a time of tremendous change and uncertainty. That’s why we create supportive environments to help adolescents flourish into healthy adult life. Spaces where they can explore who they are and who they want to be, where they can talk openly, be heard and be seen, where they feel a sense of belonging and feel valued and can learn how to support one another. We teach essential life skills including self-awareness, emotional intelligence, self-responsibility, holistic self-care, building resilience and provide an opportunity for self-discovery.
This is the start of inner leadership…

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Social Responsibility

It takes a village to raise a child. That’s why we build social connections and inspire individuals to play an active part in their community’s flourishing. We find purpose and fulfilment in providing for others, moving away from self-interest. We develop agency and confidence so that individuals feel empowered to lead the change they wish to see in their world. Through team building, mentorship and by developing trusting relationships, important foundations are laid that help the community grow.

This is how the child raises the village…

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Connecting to Nature

We believe that we all have a role to play in creating a sustainable future and ensuring we live in harmony with the natural world. We teach environmental stewardship by taking learning outside of the classroom, off screen and, through deep immersion in the wilderness, explore how we can live sustainably. By connecting to nature, we connect to ourselves and find our place in the world.

This is where the magic happens…