My friend Ariel Miller and I are opening the Bronze Doors Academy in Austin, with classes starting Aug. 31, 2011. It is:
A college prep, liberal arts program for junior high and high school. Available full time or course-by-course for homeschoolers.
The name of the school comes from this passage in Be the Solution: How Entrepreneurs and Conscious Capitalists Can Solve All the World’s Problems:
What if you committed yourself to making a powerful difference in the world over the course of your lifetime? Realize that making a difference is not about a feeling that you have now, but a focus on doing good and a commitment to personal excellence that you make for the long haul. You may not know exactly what your contribution is and you may have a number of different ones. As long as you develop your abilities and apply them on behalf of doing serious work for good, you will create your own bronze doors. The historical record shows that the world has become more peaceful, more prosperous, more environmentally healthy, and more comfortable than it was in the past. What can you do to create a better world over the course of your lifetime? What will your “bronze doors” be?
May Bronze Doors be a contribution to ending the world of “school” as we know it.