Better Than College
How To Build a Successful life Without A Four-Year Degree
About Blake Boles
Blake Boles is an author, entrepreneur, and educator. He owns and operates Unschool Adventures, the travel company for self-directed teens.
In 2003 Blake was studying astrophysics at UC Berkeley when he stumbled upon a treasure trove of books by authors John Taylor Gatto, Grace Llewellyn, John Holt, and other pioneers in the realm of alternative education. Deeply inspired by the philosophies of unschooling and free schooling, Blake custom-designed his final two years of college to study these subjects full-time. After graduating he joined the Not Back to School Camp community and began writing and speaking widely on the subject of self-directed learning.
Blake delivers presentations and workshops on self-directed learning, unschooling, international travel, and entrepreneurship for homeschooling conferences, summer camps, parent groups, and bookstore audiences. He has appeared on TEDx, Ignite, and national radio. He spends much of his time working directly with teens through Not Back to School Camp and his company Unschool Adventures.
In his previous lives, he has worked as a high-volume cook, Aurora Borealis physics research assistant, delivery truck driver, math tutor, outdoor science teacher, EMT medic, summer camp director, market researcher, web designer, and windsurfing and tree climbing instructor. He keeps a running goal (and failure) list. Blake's biggest passion is sharing his enthusiasm and experience with young adults who are blazing their own trails through life.
Read his blog and learn more at BlakeBoles.com.
Write Blake at yourstruly at blakeboles dot com.
Join Blake's author mailing list to follow his projects, writings, and adventures.
Photo: Bryan Derballa