Adam Braun is an American entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist. He is the CEO and co-founder of MissionU, and founder of Pencils of Promise.
Attending college in the United States comes at a price. It feels almost – dare I say – criminal to me. We tell students that you have to go to college if you want to get a good job – so you go to college, take on a ton of student debt or work yourself crazy to pay for college – and then you graduate…and then there aren’t jobs that will pay a salary worthy of your student loan bill. It doesn’t feel right to me…but I don’t know what the solution is really. On This Podcast Episode: I want to introduce you to a new alternative to higher education, Adam Braun, who started MissionU to change our broken education system and offer a fresh approach to learning. Imagine going to school without the burden of student loans and having companies like Lyft, Spotify, and Warby Parker help develop the curriculum and have early access to hire graduates. I’m dishing all things MissionU with Adam in this podcast episode and uncovering why he’s so motivated and inspired to take on an old broken education system Shout Out To Our Sponsor: Millennial Money podcast is brought to you by Freshly. Freshly delivers fully cooked, prepared meals straight to your door. No more coming home and wondering what’s for dinner because Freshly’s team of chefs and nutritionists are here to save the day. You get to skip the shopping, chopping, and cleanup—all you have to do is heat ‘em up and BOOM, your meal is ready to eat in only 3 minutes. To try Freshly out, go to and enter code millennial to get $20 off your first week—that’s 6 meals for just $39 plus free shipping. This offer is only valid for a limited time, so go to and enter code millennial for $20 off and free shipping. Consider dinner done. Thanks for Tuning In: Thanks for tuning in to listen to this episode of Millennial Money. If you have any comments or questions about today’s episode, please let us know your thoughts in the comment section below. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media. Also, please leave an honest review for Millennial Money on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and much appreciated! You’re awesome! Want More: Shannah on Twitter Shannah on Instagram Disclosure: The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. To determine which investment(s) and financial strategies may be appropriate for you, consult your financial adviser prior to investing. There is no assurance that the techniques and strategies discussed are suitable for all investors or will yield positive outcomes.    
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Adam Braun (@AdamBraun) is the founder of school-building Pencils of Promise and bestselling author of The Promise of a Pencil. He joins us to discuss his new project, MissionU, and how it aims to update higher education for the 21st century. "Credential isn't nearly as important as competency." -Adam Braun The Cheat Sheet: How and why is the education system in the US failing students? Why students are even less prepared for careers now than ever before. How MissionU protects its students from the crushing debt typically incurred by most college graduates. New methods and tracks of study that are more "futureproof" than others. How to think like an executive even if -- and especially -- it's your first year on the job. And so much more... Does your business have an Internet presence? Now save a whopping 50% on new webhosting packages here with HostGator by using coupon code CHARM! Want to wash two loads and dry two loads of laundry at the same time? The new Wi-Fi enabled Samsung FlexWash and FlexDry washer and dryer pair can do it -- and you can get it now at The Home Depot! Need eyeglasses? Warby Parker provides high-quality, great-looking eyewear at a fraction of the usual price. Go to to order your free home try-ons today! SmartMouth is the only activated oral rinse clinically proven to eliminate existing bad breath and prevent it from returning for a full twelve hours per rinse. Visit to get an in-depth, scientific analysis of how SmartMouth is able to deliver such incredible results! Free yourself from typing notes, reports, and documents by going with the transcriptionists we trust here at AoC: -- 99% or higher accuracy guaranteed! Find out more about the team who makes The Art of Charm podcast here! Show notes at HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! If you dig the show, please subscribe in iTunes and write us a review! This is what helps us stand out from the crowd and help people find the credible advice they need. Review the show in iTunes! We rely on it! Stay Charming!
With me today on the show is Adam Braun, New York Times bestselling author and founder and CEO of Mission U, a newly created college alternative for the 21st century. He's the founder of Pencils of Promise, an award-winning organization that's broken ground on more than 325 schools for children in proverty around the world. He's been featured as a speaker at the White House, the United Nations, and the Clinton Global Initiative. His book "The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change" was a Number One national best seller. 
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Oct 31st, 1983
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3 hours, 7 minutes