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It’s back to school time and we’re especially excited for our TeenSHARP alumni who are embarking on their first semester of college. This year we have students starting at Vassar College, Smith College, Ursinus College, and Penn State! We’re confident our students’ hard work and rigorous preparation will…
By Lara Abiona (TeenSHARP alumna and Junior at Trinity College) On Tuesday July 1st, 2014 TeenSHARP had the privilege of hosting 25 African leaders, in residence at the University of Delaware (UD), who were selected as part of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Overall, there were 500 YALI fellows representing 49 African countries … Continue reading
Applications for the 2014-2015 College Access Ambassador Training and College Discovery Programs are Now Open! Apply by September 8th, 2014.
We are looking for motivated, intellectually curious, and passionate students in grades 6th through 9th as well as high-achieving students with a proven track record of leadership and community service who are in grades 10 and 11. Rising 6th through 8th graders: Apply by September 8th (extended deadline) HERE! For more information about the College Discovery … Continue reading
Apply at http://www.tinyurl.com/PA3-Summer-Middle before June 15th, 2014.
On Saturday March 1st, 2014, TeenSHARP College Access Ambassadors Austin Yanez, Darrell Stewart, and Lexis Manning attended the TEDxTeen Youth Conference in NYC at the Scholastic Headquarters. TEDxTeen is an application only event and Austin and Darrell were among the 250 applicants selected to attend. This year, candidates from over 35 countries applied and there were over … Continue reading
We’re excited to announce the launch of TeenSHARP’s 4th annual College Prep Gift Drive. For the past four years, TeenSHARP supporters have made it possible for all of our students to celebrate the holidays with a college prep gift that helps them reach their aspirations. This year, with our largest class to date, we invite you to make an … Continue reading
The TeenSHARP program is currently taking applications for its 2013-2014 program year (September 2013-May 2014). The deadline for submitting applications has been EXTENDED until June 30th, 2013. For more information about TeenSHARP’s programs please see the Programs section of this website. You can also feel free to contact us at 609.505.4285 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Click on … Continue reading
“What I Learned at L.E.A.R.N.” By Nafeesah Cannady On Saturday February 23 2013, my fellow College Access Ambassadors and I attended the second annual L.E.A.R.N Network Conference at the University of Pennsylvania law school. The annual education policy and innovation conference is organized by the UPenn graduate student organization, L.E.A.R.N., the Leaders in Education Advocacy … Continue reading
TeenSHARP College Access Ambassadors, Robert Adams and Maija Hall, were selected to attend the 2013 Building a Grad Nation Summit in Washington, DC on February 24-26 as youth representatives. Robert and Maija, both high school seniors, attended the summit in February, which is a national event that examines the progress and challenges in the nation’s … Continue reading
TeenSHARP’s is conducting its 3rd annual College Prep Christmas gift drive. The goal of TeenSHARP’s College Prep Christmas gift drive is to provide all TeenSHARP students with a gift bag of $50 worth of college preparatory and educational resources. We want to ensure that each student has access to the quality resources, such as SAT … Continue reading