What is Praxis?

Praxis is a one-year startup apprenticeship program and career accelerator for young people who want more than college. We combine a 6-month, online bootcamp with a 6-month, full-time, paid apprenticeship at a high-growth startup.


Jeff Merten on his son’s Praxis experience

“My son described one week of Praxis as equal to one year of University. After watching him bored with Freshman year of college, I could not be happier we discovered Praxis. Real life business experience, start up connections and a great paying job in less than a year. Praxis has broken the mold and offered a much needed option to costly, sometimes worthless University degrees.”

Marsha Iddings on her daughter’s Praxis experience

“When Sarah said she wanted to quit her nursing home job to pursue Praxis training and apprenticeship, we were skeptical, but since she was paying for it and it was her decision we rolled with it. We were nervous about moving her clear across the U.S. She soon discovered she loved the work and the people there. We were thrilled when Classical Conversations hired her on permanently. The photo was taken the first day of our eight-day drive to her apprenticeship.”

Ty King on his son’s Praxis experience

“When Taylor first came to Carrie and me about doing Praxis, we had a lot of concerns. This is not a traditional path and we really wanted to make sure he understood the potential pitfalls. We had many lively and constructive debates and even did one debate where we took the other’s side just so we could really understand each other’s point of view. At the end of the day, we realized that Taylor is very unique and has a different level of drive than other people (including his parents!). We were supportive of Taylor doing Praxis although we did require him to pay for the program himself as a first step of learning the real world. The program itself was very impactful in getting Taylor ready for this leap into the unknown and they were able to get Taylor a job in New York City with a $5 billion advertising/media company. After his first 6 months, the company offered him a full-time job with more money and this has provided Taylor with a great foundation for his future. He was always independent and driven but his level of maturity has skyrocketed since doing the Praxis program. We are very proud of him and are 100% sure this was the right path for him.”

Jim Zitting on his family’s Praxis experience

What Should Parents Know About Praxis?

In this video, Praxis CEO Isaac Morehouse and Education Director T.K. Coleman answer questions that many parents have about Praxis.

  • What is Praxis?
  • How is Praxis different from traditional college?
  • How can a parent know if their child is a good fit for Praxis?
  • Can the program be tailored for my child’s particular interests?
  • Who are Praxis participants learning from?
  • What does the program entail?

Still have questions?

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