Off-Trail Learning is for young people who aren’t satisfied with traditional education and want to blaze their own trails through life.

If you’re a highly independent, creative, or adventurous young person, then traditional education may not be a good fit for you. Instead of following the well-beaten path, you want to blaze your own trail.

Off-Trail Learning shows you every option for taking more control of your education, whether that means:

On the podcast you’ll find discussions with dynamic young people and forward-thinking adults who practice and promote self-directed learning. Subscribe on iTunes to never miss an episode.

If you know a young person (age 14-21) who wants to take more control of their education, send them to Off-Trail Learning!

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Off-Trail Learning is a free website and podcast created by me, Blake BolesHere’s why I do it.


Having a website with all the information you need to start the self-directed learning path is SO beneficial. I remember looking for something like this everywhere when I started and everything was half-done or required me to go to so many different places to find any semblance of the information I was looking for. Putting it all in one, easily obtainable place is great, and I loved how you address people from all walks of life that may be looking for different things but know that self-directed is the direction they want to go. Really phenomenal.”

—a teenage reader