Who We Serve


Our Community

The Agora College community is working toward a world where youth and their Anchoring adults will value interpersonal connection and substantive intellectual discourse and appreciate the diverse ways that individuals can, do, and create viable and enriching webs of support for themselves and others.

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Those certified within our community will appreciate the interdependence and intersections of people, communities, and all forms of life to be able to support resilience in themselves and others, extending well into the future.

We promise all Agora College graduates will:

Feel confident and connected

from taking part in a learning community that treats you as a whole human being while having a hand in shaping your own educational experience.

Already be DOING

the work that interests you, have a plan for what's next, and a professional network to draw on in bringing your project to life.

Be prepared to thrive

throughout your life because you learned to stretch, cultivate your curiosity, develop your conscience, and create community.


Our admissions process focuses on your accumulated and documented repertoire of life experiences. We value all of your applied knowledge and experiences. At Agora College, your lived and earned knowledge is your greatest asset.

Admissions Process:


Two current references

Include two current references from your Anchors who can attest to your commitment to youth, their Webs of Support, and their Anchoring adults.


Declaration of Purpose

Write your Declaration of Purpose in 500 words or less, or show us in artwork, drawings, videos, photo montages, fabric art, etc.

  • Explain why you would like to be certified in IYD,
  • What you intend to learn about yourself and others in the College, and 
  • What strengths do you bring to the community?

Technology Requirements

Learners are expected to have basic technological skills, compatible computer hardware, operating system, and internet connectivity upon entrance into the College.

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