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The 3 Steps To College Program

Most teens about to enter the college application process struggle to know what they want for their future because they have never been taught life and career skills.

3 Steps teaches teens invaluable life and career skills, so they can get direction and experience success in college, career, and beyond.

About The Program

We believe in learning, not in teaching. It has to be FUN.

A high percentage of our content is Project Based Learning. Teens will learn by facing challenges throughout the program.

  • Throughout the 2 modules, teams within the group will compete in 2 Challenges:
  • The Corporate Challenge.
  • The Entrepreneurship Challenge.

In these challenges, they will have to respond to a real briefing sent by a real corporation. Teams will later receive professional feedback from top directors within these companies. Some companies we’ve worked with in the past include: Microsoft, SONY PlayStation, Coca Cola, Dynamo, HP, Google, among others.

What´s Included
  1. 30 90-minute sessions of our proven program delivered over two modules.
  2. Exclusive lifetime access to our 3 Steps Online World©.
  3. - My Molecule
    - My career map
    - My life map
    - My top 3
    - My online reputation planner
    - Online courses
  4. A personality survey and career aptitude test.
  5. The confidence of having a viable path for his or her college career.
Teens 15 to 18 years old.
All sessions held at our centers.
Find the center near you:
3 Steps Creekside - The Woodlands
3 Steps at Lone Star College - College Park, The Woodlands
Classes start in September.
$2,000 ($1,000 per module)

How it goes

This program includes individual tasks and teamwork.

20 Students per Group

  • Example of Session 1:
  • The Brand – 25 minutes.
  • Why are we here? – Rules of engagement – 25 minutes.
  • 3 steps – 3 challenges.
  • The molecule – 30 minutes.
  • Building the Teams – 10 minutes.
  • Example of Session 15:
  • Circle or ridicule – 5 minutes.
  • Building your online reputation - Part 2 - Linkedin – 35 minutes.
  • The Map of my Life – Part 2 - 25 minutes – Group A.
  • The Football Challenge – 25 minutes – Group B.
  • The Map of my Life – 25 minutes – Group B.
  • The Football Challenge – 25 minutes – Group A.

1 Weekly Session

90min Session

  • Example of Session 23:
  • Circle or ridicule – 5 minutes.
  • The Labor Universe in the US – Part 2 – 30 minutes.
  • Top High pay Jobs in the US - 25 minutes.
  • 2030 Cool Jobs that currently don’t exist – Part 1 – 30 minutes.

Q&As about The Program

We’ve talked to several local parents and have compiled a list of the most common questions and ‘need to know’ information.

It is our hope that your questions are answered, but if we missed something please email us directly at,, and we’ll happily respond!

If your teen is the super high achiever, motivated, with a plan, this program is for her/him. If your teen is unmotivated, without a plan, this program is for her/him. Here is why: Everyone will get something different from the program. 3 Steps is designed to raise up your teen and move them two steps forward. At the end, every teen will have more direction, motivation and confidence.

First of all, having fun and then learning, in that order. They will be working in a variety of experiences and challenges. The program is not linear. We will be connecting dots throughout the whole year. That combination of constant stimulus is what we’ve learned over the years, can create a long-lasting positive impact in your teen.

The 3 Steps Online World is our "state of the art” custom-made online toolbox for your teen. They will find all kinds of tools to go through the program and answer the 3 critical questions for college career and beyond: Who am I? Where am I going, and Whats the plan?

The teens will be able to create their profile, win badges and awards, interact with teammates, have access to our exclusive tools such us: The Molecule, My Life Map, My Career Map, My Online Reputation Planner, My Top 3, and more. They will also have access to their Personal Development Assessment (PDA) analysis, online courses, and tons of engaging material.

During the registration process, you will select your desired day and time. That will determine your teen’s group. During the program, we will divide the groups into teams of 5. Your teen will have to learn to collaborate and be productive with team members during the whole program. They will have to effectively complete all 3 challenges as a team. The team selection is random, just like in real life.

That is true. Regardless what type of work your teen would like to perform in the future, researcher, doctor, beta tester, engineer, lawyer, they need to develop sales, business and communication skills. A researcher will have to spend 40% of their time finding funds for their research. No matter where your path takes you in life you will have a much better chance at success if you become skillful in these areas.

On the other hand, we also discovered during our work with teens that these topics are wonderful to help students discover more about themselves, push them out their comfort zone and make them think BIG about their future.

All teens will have access to an online community. In this virtual “zone” teens will have their information, tests results and upload their work. It will be a great way for them to share with their parents their progress throughout the year.

Also, our staff is always happy to respond to any question a parent might have. At the end of the program, the parents can request a one on one consultation with their teen's 3 Steps Captain to analyze their performance and possible next steps.

We call our teachers captains. Why? Because a captain is inside the ship sharing the fate of their crew. That is the level of implication we like to offer our teens.

Our qualification is 10 years of experience. Our team is formed by top corporation executives, entrepreneurs, parents, thinkers, doers. This program was built over 10 years of hard work with thousands of teens and teachers in 5 different countries. Every 3 Steps instructor is evaluated by our corporation and highly trained in our program. Then they work as assistant captains for a whole year before having the clearance to perform as a 3 Steps Captain.

We don't come from the educational system, we don't work, evaluate, perform under educational system rules. Our approach is new and fresh based on life and professional experience.

We do not write or help your teen with his/her application for college. What we do is prepare your teen so he/she can use the tools, the motivation, the direction and the confidence to start working on his/her application process. And, they can approach this process with excitement instead of worry and stress.

After your teen is finished with our program, we will be offering one to one coaching sessions if your teen needs some extra help.

We believe in diversity, and we love diversity! That is why our goal is to have at least 25% of our students under a full scholarship. Do you need financial assistance? Please check the box in your application and feel confident that we will do our best to accommodate your teen in our program. Our admissions process is need-blind, meaning if you indicate that you need financial support, this will not impact your chances of acceptance in any way.

3 Steps offers special pricing for families who need tuition assistance. Please contact our admissions counselor for details. Our reduction of program fees will be based on specific family circumstances, location, costs, income, and assets. Please note that while we have offered financial need-based support to international students in previous years, this is subject to change.

All classes begin in September. When you register your teen you’ll be able to choose between the days and times offered for each term.

Days and times might differ based on the 3 STEPS location.

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