Anke van Donkersgoed

Stichting Breekjaar

"The most inspiring lessons learnt from a successful Dutch gapyear-program, created by a crowd of people who -without any money- developed new ways of supporting young people in their most essential teachings of life."

The Break Year Foundation provides one and two semester gap year experiences for teens and young adults coming out of the Dutch secondary education system. In the program, participants learn to face the modern world by learning how to connect to others and themselves, to celebrate mistakes as teachable moments, and to be active and responsible fort heir actions. Connecting to nature and practicing patience are also vital parts of this program, aimed at empowering our young people.

2017: From an Outside Perspective