TeenSHARP January 2011 Update

First TeenSHARP College Prep Christmas Initiative a huge success!
Thanks to the generous support of many friends of TeenSHARP we were able to meet our goal to provide all of our participants with a gift bag of $50 worth of college preparatory and educational resources. We raised over $1000 to purchase SAT and PSAT prep books, vocabulary flashcards, academic enrichment games, etc and we will be distributing the gifts at our upcoming session this Saturday. We look forward to providing even more children with access to the resources they need for academic success during our 2011 holiday college prep drive. 

TeenSHARP hosted a panel of university administrators for a parent workshop

On Saturday, December 11th TeenSHARP conducted a parent workshop on how parents can best prepare their children for college success. We were delighted to have Ms. Betsy Feliciano-Berrios (Assistant Dean of Recruitment and Student Services at Rutgers University-New Brunswick), Mr. Donovan McCargo (Director of the Educational Opportunity Fund program at Rowan University-Camden) and Dr. Deborah Bowles (Associate Chancellor for College Access at Rutgers University-Camden) as our panel guests for the event. Please save the date for our next parent workshop on February 26th at 10am.

TeenSHARP College Tour 2011
TeenSHARP will be visiting colleges in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C, New York, and Maryland in March and April of 2011. We had a wonderful time on our college tour in 2010 (see video highlights here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaCWSMQjBvc and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2i4DupaOrV0). If you know of any children who would be interested in participating in our tour please send us an email. Space will be limited.

Other Interesting links
  • “Christie Seeks to Relax Rules on Who Can Lead Schools”


  • “Hypocrisy” by Mayor Cory Booker


  • “High School Counselors Lack Training in College Admissions”


  • “Why Chinese Mothers are Superior” an excerpt from the new book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua.


  • “Auburn is First in One Ranking and 85th in Another”


  • Geoffrey Canada on The Colbert Report (January 4th, 2011)


  • “Is Law School a Losing Game?”


  • “The Disposable Academic: Why Doing a PhD is Often a Waste of Time”


Additional Upcoming Dates:
Bank of America Student Leader Internship for high school juniors and seniors
Deadline: January 12th, 2011
Paid TV internships for minority high school seniors:
Deadline: January 14th, 2011
DuPont Science Essay Competition: http://thechallenge.dupont.com/
Deadline: January 31st, 2011
Download a free e-book copy of “Campus CEO: The Student Entrepreneur’s Guide to Launching a Multi-million-Dollar Business” by Dr. Randal Pinkett at http://www.freekaplanebooks.com/ until January 17th