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Preparing for Launch

Updated: Jul 13

After working for one of the oldest companies in the world for over three decades, on January 3, 2022 I made the leap from Jesuit High to help launch a startup nonprofit called SetPath.


Though Jesuit and SetPath are different in many ways--475 years old vs. 8 months, one a religious order school and one a secular nonprofit--they actually have similar missions. At SetPath, our mission is "to guide young adults to discover purpose, hope, and direction through life-planning and mentorship," free of charge.


Of course, helping young people discover purpose, hope and direction is what we aimed for every day at Jesuit High. So, why would I leave Jesuit to join SetPath? While Jesuit students remain under the capable direction of their parents and teachers, young adults entering their "defining decade"--from 16 to 28 years old--are facing an array of historic challenges, with too little support from caring, experienced mentors. Too many of them feel anxious and adrift. The situation is urgent.

SetPath provides a life-planning tool developed by our founder, Daniel Harkavy of Building Champions, which has offered life-planning to their clients for 26 years, with transformational results.


At SetPath, we combine life-planning with trained mentors whom we call Guides to walk alongside our Planners through a 90-day journey of self-discovery, as the young adults determine their priorities and plan their futures. In other words, they "set their paths," as Guides walk alongside them on that life-changing journey.


You can find the story of SetPath's origins by clicking "All Posts" at the top left of this page.


Keep an eye on this space for more updates as we prepare for launch. Thanks for reading!


-PH



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