TeenSHARPies with Van Jones
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TeenSHARPies with Van Jones

TeenSHARPies Participate in MBK Hackathon!

On Saturday November 14th, TeenSHARP’s male College Discovery scholars (grades 6-8) and College Access Ambassadors (grades 9-12) gathered in Philadelphia along with 50 other students for the first “My Brother’s Keeper” Hackathon (MBK Hackathon). Organized by Qeyno Labs and sponsored by #YesWeCode, MSNBC, Google (and more!), the event brought together students, developers, designers, innovators, and community leaders for … Continue reading


Week 2 College Access Ambassador Reflections: Austin Yanez

The second College Access Ambassador (CAA) session occurred last Saturday, October 4, 2014. Due to the fact that this was my second year in TeenSHARP I know that CAA sessions always bring great rigor and challenge, and this meeting was no different. Having completed our team building and ice-breaking activities the previous Saturday, we settled … Continue reading


Week 1 College Access Ambassador Reflections: Diyaaldeen Whitaker

Diyaaldeen Whitaker is a 2nd year College Access Ambassador and a Junior at the Academy at Palumbo in Philadelphia, PA Like the Philadelphia Eagles under the new Chip Kelly regime, now that the TeenSHARP College Access Ambassador program is back in session, Saturdays are all about getting “game ready.” But there are no Cary Williams-like … Continue reading


Tips for the First Weeks of College!

Originally posted on "The Urgency of Now":
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…


This Time for Africa: TeenSHARP meets White House Young African Leaders Initiative Fellows

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

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TeenSHARP College Access Ambassadors attend TEDxTeen 2014 (NYC)

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

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Support TeenSHARP’s College Prep Gift Drive!

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


Apply Now: TeenSHARP 2013-2014! Deadline extended until June 30, 2013

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 teensharp@gmail.com. Click on … Continue reading

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