If you have a teenager who doesn’t love high school, what’s the right thing to do—push harder, or try something new?

For more than a decade, Blake Boles has worked with happy, thriving teenagers who made the decision to quit traditional school—or never went to school in the first place.

Now Blake is touring the U.S. to give a new talk: “Yes, You Can Quit Traditional High School and Everything Will Be Okay.” Whether you’re skeptical about alternative education or you’re a seasoned educational rebel, this talk will inspire, inform, and entertain you with powerful stories of teenagers who have said skipped high school and turned out just fine.

We’re excited to host Blake at <6100 Monroe Road Charlotte, NC on Wednesday, November 14th at 6:30 pm. The talk is one hour long and appropriate for adults and teenagers. There’s a suggested donation of $10-$20.

Light refreshments will be provided. Blake will have books available for purchase. Childcare will be provided if there is a need for it.


If you’re a parent considering educational alternatives for your kids—especially in the middle- and high-school years—this talk is for you! Blake will help you think clearly about the best reasons for quitting school, introduce you to the wide world of alternatives, and address anxieties related to college and career.

If you’re a family who is already taking an alternative path, Blake’s talk will reassure you that self-directed learning works well in the high school years and inspire new directions.


Blake Boles is the director of Unschool Adventures (the travel company for self-directed young people), the host of “Off-Trail Learning” podcast, and the author of College Without High School, Better Than College, and The Art of Self-Directed Learning. Learn more at blakeboles.com.

Blake and his work have appeared on The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, BBC Travel, Psychology Today, Fox Business, NPR affiliate radio, TEDx, The Huffington Post, USA Today, and the blogs of Wired and The Wall Street Journal.

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