Grown Unschoolers' Success Stories
First, we should say that we know "success" has to be defined on a personal level. For some it's money, for others it's prestige, and for others it's about their own happiness or living the life they want to live. The older we all get, we realize that our definition of success can change over time too. But, everyone should know that unschoolers can make the choices they want to make about their own lives.
As parents, we sometimes worry that our choices are going to close doors for our kids. And I suppose that's true - we move to certain parts of the country, we have incomes that may cause some financial limits. But unschooling per se does not close doors. Grown unschoolers are able to get into college, do well, and get careers. Other unschooled "grads" skip the college route and dive into careers. Some take a couple of years to travel and then reevaluate the plan.
But if you have concerns that grown unschoolers are not doing well, let these resources allay your fears.
Go to a conference and see for yourself! Many unschooling-friendly conferences offer panels of grown unschoolers available to answer questions from audience members. Check the program too - many are often speakers on various topics.