The GAP Year at SOAR is specially designed to empower young adults ages 18–24 with ADHD or other Learning Disabilities through adventure, travel, and independent living. Developed directly from parent feedback, this program meets the needs of those who have graduated from high school but are not quite ready to step into a university or work-force setting. Participants are provided a structured environment in which they may pursue areas of interest and strengths while taking a step back to clearly consider their future and the steps to get there. Gappers will alternate between living at SOAR’s Eagle View Ranch in Dubois, Wyoming and exploring the western United States.

This combination provides the opportunity to develop and experience:

    • Independent Living Skills
    • Community Involvement
    • High Adventure Activities
    • Expedition Planning
    • College Coursework
    • International Travel
    • Volunteer Opportunities

The GAP Year at SOAR’s residential component takes place at our Eagle View Ranch in Dubois, WY. Situated on 22 acres at an elevation of 8,000 feet, Eagle View Ranch is tucked into the mountainside of the Wind River Range, bordering the Shoshone National Forest. Participants live together while on base and share common living areas. This setting allows Gappers to experience real-life responsibilities in a real-life setting—interacting with peers, cooking meals, doing laundry, and organizing their space. Participants will also have the opportunity to volunteer at a location of their choice and enroll in college courses at Central Wyoming College.

Program Locations: Dubois, WY. Expeditions take place throughout the western US with one international trip to Belize or Costa Rica.
Contact:  Lynne Neaves, Admissions Director
Phone: 828-456-3435

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