Kyle Grappone

Kyle Grappone The Teen MentorKyle GRAPPONE is the founder of To the Next Step, an educational services company that prepares students for the next steps in their lives, including college and entering the workforce and the real world that awaits them. His organization accomplishes these goals through an array of services, including: motivational speaking keynotes, group workshops, self-help books, student success coaching, on-demand courses, live online classes, and various free resources.

Grappone founded this organization after working and living in the aforementioned “real world” for nearly ten years. A few years after graduating, he began to notice that the majority of his co-workers seemed to dislike their jobs and worse, were dissatisfied with the type of person they had become and the life they were living. He began to dig deeper and discovered that one of the main reasons for the issue was because these graduates were not prepared for what was coming after high school and college. They did not take the time to research to prepare for their futures. Instead, they adopted a “figure it out later” attitude, and when later arrived, they were thrown into a world they knew nothing about, forced to take a job they did not want and ended up living a life they never intended on living.

The main message and purpose of To the Next Step is to help students understand the importance of preparing for the future, to inspire them to think differently about their education and answer the question, “What type of person do you want to become?” This change in mindset, combined with the various services offered, Grappone is confident that students will move into the next phase of their life with a clear picture of where they are going, who they want to become, and what type of impact they want to have on their community and the world around them.

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