Project Wayfinder is a Stanford
project to help high school students discover meaning and purpose.

Project Wayfinder is a highly promising initiative. It’s exciting to see knowledge from academic research come to life through materials, activities, and experiences that have the potential to get students and parents thinking thoughtfully about the “why” behind what they do.
— Dr. Bill Damon, Professor of Education at Stanford University + Author of Path to Purpose


Learn more about the history, context, and vision for our project.



Learn more about the content we are designing, from individual tools and exercises to a sequenced advisory 'curriculum.'


Learn more about our transformative purpose-provoking programs for high school students.


Creating a sense of purpose in education starts with the “why” questions: why are we taking this class? Why are we in school? Why was I put on this earth? And what do I want to do with my life?
— Patrick Cook-Deegan, Co-Director of Project Wayfinder, UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center