The Glacier Bay Year (tidelinesinstitute.org/glacier-bay-year) is an immersive, Alaska-based gap program offering holistic preparation for young servant-leaders from around the country. Our approach integrates place-based academics, student-led democratic self-governance, wilderness adventures, and the life & work of an Alaskan homestead. Students study field ecology & Tlingit culture, hike & paddle in Glacier Bay, filet salmon, tend our garden, split firewood, and run committee meetings. At the Glacier Bay Year, students live and learn with a small, diverse cohort. We meet 100% of demonstrated financial need for all students, and students are able to receive up to a semester's worth of college credits for their participation. Many of our past students have gone on to Ivy League and peer institutions.