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Discover how cultivating purpose grows meaningful progress.

Find your focus in a community that’s committed to helping one another along.

Thrive Beyond the Classroom

Purposely helps young adults thrive beyond the classroom as adaptive learners in their professional development and personal lives.
We foster a culture of purpose to cultivate our capacity for change and grow from the inside out.

Coming February 24, 2020

Find Your Path

We foster creative purpose as a part of an ongoing, adaptive learning process to cultivate healthier, happier, more fulfilled lives.

Creative purpose refers to our capacity to make intentional actions that lead to better, desirable outcomes. All of us have this capacity for creative purpose.

Take A Step

The problem often is the gap between our good intentions—the big goals we want to achieve, the dreams we have, the things we tell ourselves we want to do—and our ability to actually be intentional.

Even when we are at our best and we feel on track, there are always new challenges that require adaptive change and new paths to discover.

Taking Charge

Purpose is about self-direction—taking charge of our own learning, taking charge of our long-term outcomes, taking charge of the changes we need to make to be the kind of person we’ve always imagined we would become.

When we engage in this deeply reflective process of creative purpose and tap into who we are and the kind of person we want to become, new pathways of purpose emerge.

Thriving

Our purpose is to help young adults thrive beyond the classroom. College throughout our 20's is a time of extended transition from the classroom, to work, to adulthood. It's about more than picking a major, getting a degree, or having a job. It's about thriving in heathier, happier, more fulfilling lives.

We thrive as a higher purpose emerges in our lives, purpose that gives us meaning, purpose around which we align the direction of our lives.

Go far, Together

We don't have to go it alone. We begin with a simple conviction that we do better when we work together. So we facilitate togetherness, a specific kind of being and working together that we simply call a “peer group.”

The peer group is a highly intentional gathering together of friends that create for themselves a culture of learning, support, and ongoing renewal.

As the old proverb says, "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."

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You'll be enrolled in our free Explorer Trail to help you understand what we do and how this can help. You'll also get access to our peer learning social community. After that, you’ll see the available next steps.

Our Purpose

Our brand is the silhouette of a compass with a person (blue) pointing up toward his/her life direction (lime). We believe that a deeper sense of life purpose leads to happier, heathier, more fulfilled lives.
Purposely.org is not a substitute for clinical counseling. If you feel that you might be suffering from depression, anxiety, or have suicidal thoughts, it is vitally important that you seek out appropriate care from a mental health professional.
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