About Roadtrip Nation
Roadtrip Nation began in 2001 when three friends–Mike, Nate, and Brian–decided to hit the Road in a big Green RV to learn more about themselves and their futures. The idea behind the Roadtrip was simple: If you’re not sure what to do with your life, talk to people who are doing what they love, then ask them how they got there.
Since then, Roadtrip Nation has evolved into a Movement to help individuals define their own Roads in life: including an annual documentary series on public television, a growing Interview Archive of Leader stories from the Road, three books, an online community, and a student network on more than 350 college campuses.
In 2009, the Movement expanded into secondary education with Roadtrip Nation Education and the development of The Roadtrip Nation Experience.
Roadtrip Nation is dedicated to inspiring people everywhere to create meaningful lives based on what they love.
About Roadtrip Nation Education
The goal of Roadtrip Nation Education is to help students across the country gain exposure to different life pathways and relate their interests to their individual ambitions through its curricula and resources.
With leverage from Roadtrip Nation's vast Interview Archive, Roadtrip Nation Education seeks to help students identify their interests, make connections within their own communities, break out of their comfort zones, develop 21st century skills, and build roadmaps for meaningful lives. When students can connect their education to the real world, they engage in school and have a greater sense of hope for their futures.
In collaboration with CollegeEd, Roadtrip Nation Education has used insights from the Road to develop lessons that support the program's Who Am I? unit. These lessons introduce students to the Themes of Roadtrip Nation and ultimately encourage them to find what they are truly excited about based on their unique interests.
About the Roadtrip Nation Movement
The Roadtrip Nation Movement empowers people to define their own Roads in life, resist The Noise of conformity, and stay true to themselves. Roadtrip Nation believes that when people listen to themselves and identify what they love, they are able to live a life fueled by authenticity and passion. This mindset helps people apply creativity, ingenuity, and enthusiasm toward their goals, which will ultimately build a better global community.
The Roadtrip Nation Movement
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RoadtripNation.org also develops other curricula and educational resources so that teachers can help students gain exposure to a multitude of life pathways, while inspiring them to see the connections between their educations and their futures. Go here to learn more about RoadtripNation.org’s curricula, resources, and pricing.
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Roadtrippers have logged over 569,881 miles and interviewed 798 Leaders. Apply to take your own Roadtrip and start defining your own road!
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