Find a Path

Cultivate the space
for
purpose
to
emerge


Purposely is an educational non-profit organization.

We help cultivate the space for a deeper sense of life purpose to emerge.

Purpose and the Art of Growing Up

"What am I going to do with my life?" "What should I major in?" "What career should I pursue?" "What's next after graduation?" These are some important questions, but how do we really answer life's biggest questions?

At purposely.org, it's about the process of self-direction--taking charge of our 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 self-direction and tap into who we are and the kind of person we want to become, new pathways emerge.
  • Discover your deepest values
  • Identify life struggles and chart a path ahead
  • Stay on track and stick with it through difficult times
  • Make progress in a context of encouragement
  • Align your life with deeper purpose

Chart Your Course

Purposely.org provides mentoring for students and young professionals through a program of carefully crafted, self-directed peer learning groups. This process facilitates a deeper sense of self-direction.

Carve some Space

Go to college. Get a degree. Start a career. Live happily ever after… For most of us, the path isn’t nearly that simple and straightforward. Our path is ever-winding and even steep at times. Figuring out what to do with our lives can certainly seem overwhelming. We all need some space to catch up, for our lives to come into focus. Our peer groups provide some of that space. In a peer group, we create protected time to help us identify the things we need to work on, as well as a pathway to begin that work. Together, we engage in this process with a group of friends, guided by a coach.

Know You're Not Alone

While you don't have to have your whole life planned out by the time you're 21, life starts coming at you fast. You're being expected to make consequential decisions about the direction of your life—decisions about your long term career path and professional goals but also decisions about finances, money management and debt, and relationships!--It's a lot. It's easy to get caught up in just getting through the next thing—the next test, the next class, the next project. So, if you're stressed and anxious about the future, and you've got this nagging sense that you're not really on track, know that you're not alone. In a healthy peer group, we help one another along.

New pathways Emerge

Students and young adults can easily become overwhelmed with stress, anxiety, and uncertainty about the future. We all need to carve out space to process the big picture of our lives--to reflect not just on what we're doing, but why we're doing it. At purposely.org, our focus is less on the career goals we want to achieve and more on the person we want to become. When we tap into who we are and the kind of person we want to become, new pathways emerge

Get Started

Get started for free. Signing up takes 10 seconds.

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.
© 2020 The Center for Self Direction, All Rights Reserved