Motivation comes from vision, goal setting, and experiencing successes, but there’s a science behind it, too. Research shows that motivation is hard wired in our brains; the neurotransmitter dopamine rewards us when we persevere to obtain something we want. At Turning Point, students develop intrinsic motivation—they are driven to learn not just to achieve a grade or earn a reward, but to authentically expand their knowledge because it is internally satisfying.