In the first podcast of its kind, Extraordinary U. focuses on the incredible stories of young people who have accomplished extraordinary things.



“It's wonderful people like you, who keep the integrity and build the character of future generations..” 

—  Ivan B, Parent

"I just wanted to say thank you for what you did for me. Most of all, my gratitude is for helping me understand that I didn’t need to get into an Ivy League school to flourish and achieve my highest potential in life."

—  Ethan W, Student

"Thank you for being the most awesome college counselor out there!"​

— Michele K, Parent

“Danny! You are a badass, can’t thank you enough for helping me get into my top choice!"

​—  Ryan K, Student

“Danny totally had my back and helped me express who I really was–no easy task in such a high-growth phase of life. I am forever grateful for Danny’s guidance.” 

—  Evan Spiegel, CEO Snapchat

"It was your focus on integrity and helping kids find what they’re interested in that most attracted us to you...we agree with you that happiness and feeling a sense of purpose is driven by doing something you love." 

—  Nicole L, Parent

“Danny gave outstanding advice and was patient and kind with my daughter. If you’re looking to help get your child accepted into a top university, Danny would be your first choice.”​

—  Dylan McDermott, Actor

“Thank you for all that you do.

My daughter is really enjoying her experience working with you and we feel so lucky to have you in her corner."​

—  Lori W, Parent

"Danny gets what teens are going through and is good at explaining things in ways that make sense.
He made me feel a lot less stressed about the process."​

— Imani Cheadle, Student




  1. Figure out what your strengths are.

  2. Get clear on a dream that you might have.

  3. Learn the exact steps of how to think big and create extraordinary opportunities and results.

These could be:

  • Starting your own successful business

  • Founding a nonprofit and helping thousands of people

  • Getting into a top college

  • Making your own money

  • Creating connections and finding lifelong mentors

  • Setting up your future career

This program is specifically designed for high school and college students, so no matter what your age, it's not too early, and you will learn how being younger opens up more opportunities.



Danny Ruderman is one of America’s top Youth Success Coaches. For 15 years, Danny helped thousands of teens get into their dream colleges and, along the way, he realized that his greatest passion of his job was helping young people become the best versions of themselves. He has since helped his students become some of the top people in their fields of music, business, medicine, technology, and the arts. He is the author of The Ultimate College Acceptance System (St. Martin’s Press) and Top 100 Answers to Your College Admission Questions. He has also created youth coaching programs for schools and Fortune 500 companies. 




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