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Is a Gap Year Right for You?

Need some help discovering if taking a Gap Year is the right thing for you? In this blog, we tackle a few key issues to help you make this decision with confidence.

Do you want to find your purpose in life? Travel? Develop your faith? Then a Gap Year or Gap Semester with Youth With A Mission is probably something you should consider!

In this 5 minute video, we interviewed a Gap Year student, a mom of Gap Year student, and a Youth With A Mission School leader. We're pretty sure this will help you tons! 

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"I thought all of it was super helpful! The questions allow you to think about your next step rather than assume college is what's next because it's what everyone does. It's great!" - Bethany

"It helps reinforce the idea that my experiences matter more than what the world expects from me. I like the idea of a safe place to grow and find a purpose before entering an environment that could shake me and my faith." - Madelyn

 

Emily, who was featured in the video, shared about how she found her purpose. Read more of her story here: My Search for Purpose Lead Me to YWAM

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Richard Fish

Written by Richard Fish

Richard blogs with the YWAM Tyler writing team and currently serves in Media Communications at the Twin Oaks campus in Garden Valley, Texas. His water bottle is anywhere but in his hands and walking and texting is in his wheelhouse skill set. You may find him directing a play at CHS or trying to get his life sized John Wayne cutout to stay standing in the office.

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The Day I Turned Around

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I was born in 2003, and I am proud to be a part of Gen Z.

I believe Gen Z holds the potential to release a catalytic...

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I Don't Want To Do This Anymore

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Set Free From Shame

Read this captivating interview with YWAM student, Alex, as he shares how he was set free from shame during DTS.

Alex,...

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Keith Green's Message Continues to Encourage a New Generation!

It was July 28, 1982, exactly 35 years ago to date (at the writing of this blog post), when Keith Green and others took...

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Why Not Abortion?

As many are commenting on the overturn of Roe Vs. Wade, we had the opportunity to hear from a YWAM Tyler missionary who...