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Point School Puerto Rico is a hybrid gap year program for young adult men, ages 18-22. But what does it mean to be hybrid? In 2017, PSPR owners Tim McMahon, Jason Cox, Sean Rose and Chris Mays identified a need that was not being filled in traditional gap year programs. That need was intentional structure and support surrounding emotional and behavioral issues, self-identity development and mental health medication management.
Point School Puerto Rico created a program structure not unlike traditional gap years which includes cultural immersion, spanish language immersion, service and humanitarian projects, and a wide array of experiential activities including SCUBA certification, surfing and sailing lessons, hiking, and more. With all of these components, PSPR is as impressive on a college or professional resume as a traditional gap year, but the hybrid aspect creates another accomplished variable.
Point School Puerto Rico’s hybrid structure provides young men with opportunities to develop their positive self-identity, character strengths and intrinsic motivation through the aid of validated, empirically-based assessment, clinician informed goal-setting and accomplishment, and intentional strength-based experiences. All of these interventions will help inform each young man’s experience in order to boost motivation, direction and confidence for their future success.
Point School Puerto Rico program structure also provides time for each young man to create and implement a life plan before leaving PSPR that can be maintained once they are established in whichever academic or professional path they ultimately choose. The goal is for Point School Puerto Rico to not only be an unforgettable cultural and experiential experience, but also a meaningful and transformative experience that can be used to launch young men into a successful and informed adulthood.
About the Point School Puerto Rico
Point School Puerto Rico is a hybrid gap year program designed for young men who are searching for a one-of-a-kind experience designed just for them. We aim to help our young men grow into adulthood with the ability to thrive. Our hybrid model includes therapeutic support delivered by a licensed clinician, life coaching with trained mentors, support for academic and/or vocational momentum, and a considerable amount of experiential opportunity and cultural immersion.