The Collective

The Collective is a skill development and learning program offered from Year Zero. It is a required program for all Grapevine, Year Zero Studios and Polar coop students. 

The Collective was piloted in Summer 2020 with 5 students, expanded in Fall 2020 to 15 students and was a highlight for most. The Winter 2021 group is expected to be 50 students.


The time commitment for students is 2-3 hours per week throughout the term, plus approx. 20 hours during their first week (The Collective Bootcamp, more below).

The Collective

The Fall 2020 students share their experience with The Collective's skill development program.

The Collective For Winter 2021


Bootcamp - Week 1 (Required)

  • Monday, January 4th to Friday, January 8th 

  • Approx. 20 hours of programming, including Zoom sessions and individual assignments


Learning - Every Friday (Required)

  • Every Friday from 1-2pm EST, starting Friday January 15th

  • Skill development sessions on a variety of topics (productivity, public speaking, finding your purpose, effective remote work, how to run a meeting, and more)


Summit - Monthly (Required)

  • Last Friday of every month, 1-4pm EST (replaces Learning session for that week)

  • Series of sessions led by external mentors (leaders from Grapevine companies, Year Zero, Polar, and more) on a broad range of topics

  • Opportunity for peer-to-peer learning as well, led by students


Wellness Wednesday - Wednesday (Optional)

  • Every Wednesday from 930am-10am EST

  • Meditation, movement, journaling and other mindfulness-based practices


The Lunch Table - Tuesday (Optional)

  • Every Tuesday from 12-1pm EST

  • Drop-in video bridge for students to connect casually with each other


Social - Monthly (Optional)

  • Monthly scheduled (online) community event (e.g. escape room, paint night, etc.)

  • These will take place off-hours and are optional

Questions? Email