June 24, 2009 08:00 ET

Canadian Launch of

Offering Customized Innovative Learning Opportunities for Young Adults

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 24, 2009) -

Attn: Education Reporters - Co-founders Julie Newton and Tara Rinomato today announce the launch of Targeting young adults, builds customized plans and creates programs for a gap year.

"The benefit of a gap year is two-fold," said Tara Rinomato, co-founder of It's an opportunity to strengthen soft skills and enhance an application form/resume and we're thrilled to bring these life-changing experiences to our clients."

"We use coaching to establish personal development goals and to capture the learning during and after a gap year experience", said Julie Newton, co-founder of "The positive feedback we've received from our clients gives us further confidence of the importance of a gap year."

"We at York University are pleased to be the first Canadian university to support students taking a gap year. We have done this because we believe strongly in the importance of taking a gap year for those students who feel they may not be ready to jump into university" said Ken Withers, Director, Recruitment and Applicant Relations at York University.

"Students are coming to Ontario universities at a younger age than ever before and many actually benefit from time off to learn more about themselves" said Diane Crocker, Registrar and Director of Enrolment Management, University of Toronto. "A gap year can prepare students for a more meaningful university experience." incorporates the client's personal goals into a plan for travel, work, volunteering, education, wilderness/leadership experiences. saves the client hours of work and reveals possibilities that would otherwise be difficult to access. mygapyear provides follow-up and encouragement to help implement a successful mygapyear plan.

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