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Shifting Gears: Putting Students in the Driver’s Seat

Personalized learning is the future—an education that is relevant, engaging, and authentic. This should be the expectation (not just the hope), and as mentors we can help make this shift possible.... Read More

One Year Later, One Year Wiser

Fast-forward one year, the Quest Forward Academies are showing what can be accomplished with a full implementation of the Quest Forward curriculum, platform, and methodology. ... Read More

One Mentor’s Journey to Drive Innovation

From national park guide to Quest Forward mentor, Kyle Collins has seen how facilitating exploration and encouraging curiosity has led to great growth in his students and himself. ... Read More

Q&A with Mark Smith: Director of Quest Forward Academy Omaha

Mark Smith, Director of Quest Forward Academy Omaha, provides insight into his career path, the Omaha academy, and current student successes. ... Read More

A Distinct Form of Mentoring and Instructing

Mentors in Quest Forward Learning are committed to facilitating learning, rather than just providing educational content, and it’s often unclear how instruction can fit into the mentoring approach. However, in reality, mentoring and... Read More

Five Creative Ways to End Your School Year with Engagement

The end of the school year can be the most rewarding time of year for both mentors and students if we make a few simple adjustments to the classroom. Here are some tips to end your school year joyfully and with high engagement.... Read More

Our Vision For Mentoring

The Quest Forward Vision for Mentors describes how mentors can help young people grow and expand their academic, social, and personal skills.... Read More

Q&A with Dr. Karen Kenkel: Director of Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa

I recently sat down with Karen to learn more about her background and her expectations for the NGL Academy in Santa Rosa, which will welcome its inaugural class this September.... Read More