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Frequently Asked Questions

 
 

Answers to frequently asked questions and other information about BeSomeone.

Juntos

What is a junto?

A junto is Benjamin Franklin’s historical mutual improvement society. We’re bringing them back for students with some 21st-century upgrades!

 

Who can join?

US or Canadian students 13 or older, including college students. In the future we hope to expand to students in other countries.

Who will be in my junto?

You will be matched with other students within two years of your age/grade but not in your school or locality (for easier confidentiality).

What will we do in our junto?

Once a week you will meet online through Discord with ~7 other students for around 90 minutes.

 

For the first 8 weeks, a trained facilitator will guide your junto through the How to Navigate Life book while getting to know each other.

 

After 8 weeks the facilitator will step back and the junto will run itself with weekly check-ins, self-improvement discussions based on the five talents, topic dialogues, and closing reflections with goal setting - all within a safe, confidential, and caring environment. Juntos are the support squad you always wished you had!

Can joining a junto help with college admissions?

Juntos help you demonstrate good answers to the three questions colleges and employers want to know:

  1. Will you work hard?

  2. Do you have the skills to be successful?

  3. Will you work well with others?

 

The talents and insights developed through BeSomeone juntos will help you craft eloquent and thoughtful essays for your college application.

Likewise, upon completing the first 8 weeks of your junto, your facilitator can provide you with a personalized letter of recommendation or reference for college applications and employment opportunities. 
 

Can I join more than one junto?

Absolutely. And longer-term we expect to launch juntos organized around specific interests.

When will juntos meet?

Your junto will be determined based off your availability and schedule!

 

Just fill out the sign-up sheet and confirm your most convenient times. We'll do our best to accommodate by pairing you with a junto based on your availability. 

Cost

Does BeSomeone cost anything?

BeSomeone juntos are completely free! We do highly recommend purchasing the book "How to Navigate Life" by Liang and Klein, but it's not required. 

Getting Started

How do I sign up?

It's super simple: click the button below to sign up for a BeSomeone Junto with a Google Form!

From there, you'll receive an email confirming that your sign-up information has been received.

We'll be in contact with you as we pair you with your junto! So keep an eye on your email.

Ready to take control of your future?
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