Great Connections Prepares Great Thinkers 


The Great Connections will be bringing together young adults, age 16 to 24, who want to learn more from the great thinkers in philosophy, psychology, mathematics and more in the Reason and Love Summer Seminar, July 25 to 31. This seminar is just one of the exciting opportunities that The Great Connections offers that helps young people become great thinkers themselves.  

A centerpiece of The Great Connections, located in Beverly/Morgan Park, is the Gap Year Experience, a unique, individualized gap year program designed to help young people, 18-24, gain powerful knowledge, skills, and the experiences they need for their next steps in life. 

Directed by Marsha Familaro Enright, applications are now being accepted for The Great Connections Gap Year Experience. Through the program, students will discuss the writing of the most influential thinkers in ethics, politics, psychology, economics, science and art, and learn to write like a professional. 

The curriculum enables students to reflect on crucial issues, develop strong reasoning skills and self-confident independence. Our teachers help students figure out the truth for themselves.  

Students develop self-confidence and engage in real-world problem solving to help them thrive in college, trade school or the working world, whatever they are seeking to do after high school.  

Students go out of the classroom to learn about history, the city, and anything that can help them see the connections between the abstract ideas they’re learning and the world around them. We want our students to be able to choose what ideas they want to live by and understand their real-world effects,” Familaro Enright said.  

For more information and to apply for the summer seminar or the Gap Year Experience, visit  


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