I founded UnCollege.org because we're paying too much for college and learning too little. In just four months I've been featured in the New York Times, FastCompany, NPR, ABC, CBS, Fox, CNN, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Huffington Post, New York Magazine, Washington Post, and more. In 2013 Forbes named me a 30 Under 30 leader
I founded UnCollege.org because we're paying too much for college and learning too little. In just four months I've been featured in the New York Times, FastCompany, NPR, ABC, CBS, Fox, CNN, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Huffington Post, New York Magazine, Washington Post, and more. In 2013 Forbes named me a 30 Under 30 leader in education.
In May 2011 I was named one of twenty-four Thiel Fellows, chosen from more than 500 youth around the world. Sponsored by Peter Thiel, the Thiel Fellowship recognizes the top global entrepreneurs under the age of twenty.
Penguin published my book, Hacking Your Education, on March 5th 2013.
I speak about youth, education, and entrepreneurship to audiences worldwide. I have spoken at NBCUniversal to the C-level executive team, The New York Times, Stanford University, Digital Life Design, and TED 2012 among other venues.
I am twenty-two.
Specialties: Project management, non-profit management, unschooling, homeschooling, higher education, long-distance collaboration, marketing, business development, JFDI, alternative education, networking, writing, speaking
Advisor @ Everest
Degreed From February 2012 to Present (3 years 9 months) Author @ My first book, HACKING YOUR EDUCATION, was published by Penguin on March 5th 2013. From July 2011 to Present (4 years 4 months) Speaker @ I have spoken at:
The New York Times
To the C-level executives of NBC Universal
Business Innovation Factory
Digital Life Design
St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
full list at http://dalejstephens.com/new/speaking From July 2011 to Present (4 years 4 months) Contributor @ From June 2011 to Present (4 years 5 months) Thiel Fellow @ Sponsored by Peter Thiel, the Thiel Fellowship recognizes the top changemakers around the world under the age of twenty.
http://20under20.org From May 2011 to Present (4 years 6 months) Founder & CEO @ -Covered by Chronicle of Higher Education, Huffington Post, ABC, New York Magazine and more in just three weeks
*Wrote "Your Guide to Academic Deviance"
-Developed partnership with educational design studio in New York
*Received Thiel Fellowship in recognition of achievements
-Sold non-fiction book to Penguin at age 19
*Managed a team of four people at age 19
-Created week-long Hackademic Camp programs that creates a community of self-directed learners
*Convinced 22 speakers to donate their time to speak at the camp
-Grew company to 1/2M in revenue in 3 years From January 2011 to Present (4 years 10 months) San Francisco Bay AreaINK Fellow @ From September 2012 to September 2012 (1 month) Pune Area, IndiaOrganizer @ - Recruited neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt as keynote speaker
* Planned event logistics
- Designed event website, program, and signage From October 2010 to March 2011 (6 months) - @ -Participated in weekly product sessions
*Provided feedback to development team from a high school perspective
-Reported directly to the founder of the company
*Implemented social media integration with the newest portion of the site—the Firehose
-Compiled social media profiles for over 2,000 universities
*Managed database of over 10,000 scholarships
-Responsible for creating vision of the next generation scholarship product
*Defined data values for Zinch 2.0
-Oversaw ticket tracking and community management
*Managed 50,000 fan Twitter and Facebook profiles From January 2010 to September 2010 (9 months) Owner/ Photographer @ -Sold my landscape photography on notecards starting at age eleven
*Grew business to include sales at annual art fairs and showings at galleries and coffee shops
-Received a commendation from the California State Assembly for my photography
*Served as Official Campaign Photographer for Gavin Newsom’s Gubernatorial Campaign
-Photos published in campaign materials and in "Winters, A Pictorial History" From April 2005 to March 2010 (5 years) Vice President @ -After 11 years of service, elected Vice-President in 2009
*Volunteered at numerous annual community events sponsored by WFoL
-Proposed, developed, and implemented website for WFoL
*Served as webmaster
-Youngest Appointed Member (at age 12) of the New Library Steering Committee
*Defined MOUs and joint-use agreements
-Worked with capital campaign that raised over $50,000 for new collection materials in less than three months From February 2009 to February 2010 (1 year 1 month) Valedictorian @ -Learned hard and soft business skills from a Harvard MBA.
*Developed leadership and networking skills
-Visited business firms and the Federal Reserve Bank of Los Angeles
-Led-four person team in writing a 50-page business plan in only four weeks
*Chosen as Regional Valedictorian out of 200 students
-Received commendations from Lt. Governor, U.S. Senators, and State Legislators From June 2009 to August 2009 (3 months)
Drop out @ Hendrix College From 2010 to 2010 Life @ UnCollege Dale Stephens is skilled in: Public Speaking, Web Project Management, Photography, Non-profit..., Python, Writing, Editing, Organizational..., Professional Networking, Media Spokesperson, Youth Advocacy, Writing For Publication, Media Interviews, Conference Speaking, Press Management, Youth Leadership, School Reform, Educational Leadership, Youth Engagement, Youth Empowerment, Social Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship, Management, Interviews, Social Media, Start-ups, Higher Education, Motivational Speaking, Nonprofits, Educational Technology, Business Networking, Social Networking, Blogging, Community Management