Our Vision:

A world full of hopeful, adaptable, and empowered young adults.

Our Values:


Inclusivity

Inclusivity and diversity

Creating an environment that values and respects individuals for their talents, skills, and abilities to the benefit of the collective. (source)

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Teamwork

Collaborating as a group to achieve a common goal or to complete a task in the most effective and efficient way. (source)

Inquisitive

Love of learning / Inquisitive

Wanting to discover as much as we can about things, sometimes in a way that annoys people. (source)

Wellbeing

Well-being

Facilitating a state of happiness and contentment, with low levels of distress, overall good physical and mental health and outlook. (source)

Hope

Hope

Expecting the best in the future and working to achieve it; believing that a good future is something that can be brought about. (source)

Accountability

Accountability

Taking ownership and initiative with regards to their actions, behaviors, performance, tasks, and decisions. (source)

Our Story

ChatterHigh.com was founded in 2012 with the goal of making it fun for students to explore life after high school. In 2017, we were named EdTech of the Year in Canada and we incorporated in the United States.

In 2018, a study on ChatterHigh was conducted by the Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF) on behalf of a provincial government. This research was presented by CCDF at career development conferences globally and was published in a peer-reviewed journal in Asia.

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Since inception, we have helped hundreds of thousands of learners explore possibilities, find their passions, and seek their path.

At the outset of the pandemic, we expanded our platform to include learning activities using our gamified ‘seek and find’ approach for other critical topics such as mental health and wellness. School Districts partnered with us to create customized learning modules for topics such as Dual Credit options, graduation transition plans, financial assistance, and more.

An innovative, positive, and useful resource for students, ChatterHigh is quickly becoming an essential part of the teenager’s high school education and career toolbox.

Hope

“a positive motivational state that is based on an interactively derived sense of successful (a) agency (goal-directed energy) and (b) pathways (planning to meet goals)” Snyder et al.

Hope has been proven to predict objective academic achievement above intelligence, personality, and previous academic achievement. It also has an impact on outlook, resilience, and is linked to a clearer career or ‘vocational identity’ in high school students.

How Does ChatterHigh Foster Hope?

By exposing students to a variety of career and post-secondary options, we help students engage in inquiry-based learning and develop vocational identity. Students begin to picture themselves following these paths and set goals to work towards a particular career. Small milestones built into the gamified platform build their sense of efficacy, and allow pathways to become clearer. There will always be obstacles in the way of our goals, and our Mindful Modules help students build the life skills to view obstacles as a challenge rather than a setback.

Learn more about the benefits of using ChatterHigh and how we help foster hope in youth here

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Of teachers said ChatterHigh increases knowledge and awareness of options.

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Of students said ChatterHigh made them feel more hopeful, motivated and engaged in regards to their future.

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More likely to know the next steps for the path they want to follow.

“Like hunting submarines, we must constantly look over the horizon to the goal of a career, which is a moving target and unclear, and ‘ping’ back to today to see if we are on any sort of path that makes sense. If we believe we are on a path we can follow, we have ‘hope’. Hope is the biggest predictor of our success. Hopeful students are more engaged in their studies. This helps them become adaptable, which prepares them to thrive in an uncertain future.”

-Lee Taal, Founder/CEO, Retired Naval Officer, TEDxEdmontonED

Social Impact / Philanthropy

$41,329 Raised

We’re dedicated to giving back to the community and offering students the opportunity to give back too. Points earned on the platform through the Daily Quiz or Mindful Modules can be donated to support Feeding America or Food Banks Canada. Research shows that donating to charity fosters personal happiness and well-being, and can help people feel more confident, efficacious, in control, and optimistic. Sound like good qualities to instill in youth? We think so!

Why Feeding America and Food Banks Canada?

Healthy minds and bodies rely on nutrients from the food we eat. It’s that simple!

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Meet the Team

Allen
Allen Ballman
Senior Developer
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Alys Tredwell
Operations Coordinator
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Curtis Rurka
Educational Communications Specialist
Deborah
Deborah Deacon
Content Manager, District Liaison
Glen
Glen Hallam
Chief Technology Officer
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Janice Hewitt
Director of Marketing
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Julia McDonald
Bilingual Content Writer/Editor
Katarina
Katarina Zlatanovic
Social Media and Content Specialist
Mike
Mike Sproule
Partner Ambassador
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Meghan Mason
Chief Financial Officer
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Taylor Irving
Customer Success Manager
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Yulia Garanina
Product Manager
Lee
Lee Taal
Founder & CEO

Board of Directors

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Wei Lin
Board Chair
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Kevin Alexander
Board Member
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Sean Melrose
Board Member
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Lee Taal
Board Member

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