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Youth are in the back seat of learning. GripTape flips that fact on its head by putting teenagers in the driver’s seat of their own learning.

Founded: 2016 by Mark Murphy

  • Program Area

  • Location of Impact

    United States
  • Headquarters Location

    New York City, New York, United States
  • Product Platforms

  • Budget

    $1,000,000 +

GripTape is built on a simple yet radical premise: Young people are both hungry to lead their own learning and fully capable of doing so. But youth are typically in environments where adults dictate what and how they learn. The result? Youth who feel disempowered and disengaged. Just as critically, these environments often rob young people of opportunities to cultivate their passions and chart their own course. We have responded. Our mission is to offer youth-driven learning experiences that provide resources, respect, and authority for teenagers who have interests, but few opportunities.

Funders and Awards

Wend Collective, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Margulf Foundation, The Colorado Health Foundation, Fossil Foundation, Daniels Fund