TeenSHARP Guiding Behaviors
TeenSHARP increases students' access to competitive leadership opportunities.
TeenSHARP provides intense academic preparation so our students embrace challenge.
TeenSHARP students learn about college admissions and and lead college awareness projects in their schools.
TeenSHARP students join a supportive network of young changemakers.
TeenSHARP students learn about social justice issues and give back to their communities.
Maija graduated from TeenSHARP's College Access Ambassasdor program in 2013 and attends the University of Massachusetts-Amherst where she is now a sophomore in the Honors College. Her work to promote higher education and social justice as a College Access Ambassador provided essential preparation for her current role: Director of Policy and Legislation at the UMass Center for Education Policy and Advocacy. In this role Maija conducts policy and legislative research, develops strategies to address student concerns, and mobilizes students across the UMass system.
Abigail is a second year College Discovery Scholar and a 6th grade student from Pennsylvania. Abigail was one of 32 student reporters selected from across the United States for the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps in 2014. Abigail's favorite subject is history, her favorite book is I Am Rosemarie by Marietta D. Moskin, and her motivation for being a Kid Reporter is as follows: “I want to help tell the stories of people who can’t get their voices heard."
Julien is a second year College Ambassador and a senior in the Philadelphia School District. Julien was one of 50 students across the country selected to attend the Carleton Liberal Arts Experience at the highly-selective Carleton College in Minnesota. He also was selected in 2014 to serve on the Philadelphia Foundation's youth advisory board where he helps set funding priorities and select nonprofit organizations to receive grants.
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