Discovery House is a life changing, service and faith-based gap experience in Milwaukee, WI for individuals age 18-24. Participants will provide service as a full-time, volunteer intern at a non-profit serving the poor, live in community, and have a weekly reflection day to process this experience.

Here is why you should choose Discovery House:

Develop Character

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More people are participating in gap experiences with positive results. During time of transition in life we can help you make wise and informed choices.

Individuals who commit to a service-based gap experience:

  • Make a positive impact in their communities

  • Grow in maturity, responsibility and sense of self

  • Develop leadership skills

  • Become more focused in school and improve their grades

  • Discern their career and develop skills that employers require

  • Have an eye-opening experience

  • Learn about justice issues facing our society and world.

a transformative gap year is purposeful and practical, involving . . . service to others; it takes students out of their comfort zone, challenging them to learn new skills and try on new perspectives; it offers . . . autonomy and mentoring to build self-confidence and a sense of purpose;

FLEXIBLE Program options

There is no “one size fits all” solution for people looking for a gap year experience so 12plus1 offer a range of program options. We offer:

Discovery House: Summer Service Experience

Discovery House: Full Year

Discovery House: Semester

  • 5-month commitment July 31, 2019- Dec. 19, 2019

  • 5-month commitment Jan 3, 2020- May 22, 2020

    Apply by May 15, 2019


12plus1 offers a program that is cheaper than college and other gap year options.

  • One month summer program $400

  • Two Month Summer Program $800

  • Semester Program $2000

  • Academic Year Program $4000

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