Over 44 million Americans collectively hold nearly $1.5 trillion in student debt. That means that roughly one in four American adults are paying off student loans.
When they graduate, the average student loan borrower has $37,172 in student loans, a $20,000 increase from 13 years ago. With that money, borrowers could put a down payment on a home, purchase a new car or bootstrap their own business.
We had a chance to interview the founder of SuperHero Academy, Marc Angelo Coppola. Coppola says he wasn’t satisfied with his experience in the status quo traditional higher education system, so Marc set out to disrupt the way educational leaders prepare the youth for the future.
“At the end of the day people want to be self actualized, the way I see it the way traditional education systems are, they simply aren’t allowing for mentorship,” Marc Angelo Coppola.
Moreover, as the size of student debt owed has increased, so have monthly payments. The Federal Reserve currently estimates that the average monthly student loan payment increased from $227 in 2005 to $393 in 2016.
Per SuperHero Academy’s website, “We mentor aspiring entrepreneurs, creatives & influencers to discover or refine their unique gifts and talents, find their tribe of like hearted adventurers dedicated to their Hero’s Journey, the accountability they need to follow their bliss and the wisdom necessary to earn a living through their superpowers while having a ripple of impact on the world.” And we can also say with certainty that Marc’s program will cost a fraction of the cost.
The way the program works almost mimics that of a martial arts system, assigning belts to students as they conquer each level.
To learn more about Marc and SuperHero Academy, check out this full length interview with Cheddar: https://cheddar.com/videos/how-the-superhero-academy-is-changing-the-way-entrepreneurs-are-trained