Helping Kids Discover Their Potential, Pushing Boundaries and Intentionally Designed Education with Garrett Weber-Gale and Justin Moss

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Today, I’m joined by Garrett Weber-Gale and Justin Moss, the creators of Discover Term. This is a life-changing adventure where kids get out of the house for 5 weeks, away from their parents, ignite their passion and discover their true potential.

This is an education experience tailored for 6th-9th graders, designed to help them push boundaries and explore who they really are and what they’re capable of by unplugging from their screens and learning – without limits – in the mountains of Colorado or near the ocean in Costa Rica.

When we talk about creating memories that will last a lifetime for our kids, this is the stuff that gets me fired up. Also, there’s an enrollment window for October with spots still available. So dig in, I know you’re going to enjoy this conversation.

A Wide-Ranging Conversation Through…

  • Olympic gold medal? No biggie
  • Discover Term defined in 60 seconds
  • Lessons we learned from our Dads
  • You can’t force results
  • Moments where our Dads really showed up
  • Defining a great Dad and a Front Row Dad
  • The origin of Discover Term
  • How experiences grow in value over time
  • Kids are more capable than we think
  • Going from interested to registered
  • Kids away from school for 5 WEEKS??
  • Imagine if we had these adventures at their age!
  • Will my kid be safe on this adventure?
  • Intentionally designing education
  • Creating great memories doesn’t take a lot of $$$
  • Advice on parenting, marriage, money & health

Quotes:

“Find something exciting and go for it.” - Garrett Weber-Gale Share on X “We all strive to be great parents, but we put pressures on our kids we don’t realize.” - Garrett Weber-Gale Share on X “We hopped in the van, we grabbed a tent and a pack of hot dogs from Walmart, and we created this moment. Those moments are just as important as the big expensive Discover Term thing.” - Justin Moss Share on X

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Justin Moss Bio

Justin has been married to his wife Kara for ten years with three young kids: 8, 3, and 1. He is passionate about creating amazing learning experiences for young people. He has led technical, design, and content teams in and out of the education space and believes that improving the educational experience is the best way to impact the future. Justin’s professional journey includes co-creating Discover Term adventure programs (Powder Term and Surf Term), leading teams at Prenda to build microschools, helping scale Acton Academy, as well as program leadership at Qualtrics.

Garrett Weber-Gale Bio

Garrett is a dedicated husband to Kara (10 years) and a father of two beautiful children, Gideon (6) and Elodie (2). He spent much of his life as a world-class athlete, earning two Olympic Gold medals in swimming, breaking four world records and eight American records, and winning an ESPY award for Best Moment in 2008.

Garrett started his first business at 12 (Boat Monkey Cleaners) and has since taken his learnings from elite athletics and transferred them to various pursuits, from public speaking at The White House, TEDx Youth, Fortune 500 companies, and schools, to being the CEO at the Acton School of Business, partner & COO of Campground Booking (which he sold to Camping World), co-founder of Discover Term and co-founder of a soon-to-launch innovative hospitality brand called Gather Campgrounds.

Garrett constantly works to improve himself and pushes his physical and mental limits, like the 50k mountain race he just completed in Montana.

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