TeenSHARP senior receives prestigious scholarship to attend Swarthmore


TeenSHARPie Austin Yanez has been selected by Swarthmore College as a National McCabe Scholar. The McCabe scholarship covers four years of full tuition at Swarthmore. It is the institution's most prestigious and only merit award. National winners are named because they exhibit the highest qualifications of academic achievement, leadership, character, and service. Austin was selected from among … [Read more...]

TeenSHARP College Discovery Scholar interviews Michelle Obama


Abigail Kageni, a 6th grade student and second year College Discovery Scholar, interviewed First Lady Michelle Obama as one of 32 student reporters Scholastic News Kids Press Corps members on June 3rd. The reporters interviewed Michelle Obama about her Let's Move campaign and had an opportunity to tend the White House garden. More details to come soon! Abigail was chosen from more than 200 … [Read more...]

TeenSHARPies Participate in MBK Hackathon!

TeenSHARPies with Van Jones

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, … [Read more...]

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 into the classroom very comfortably. Being a part of … [Read more...]

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 being hosted at 20 different universities … [Read more...]

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 program, click HERE. Rising 9th through … [Read more...]

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 1,000 teens on the … [Read more...]

TeenSHARP College Access Ambassadors Meet Secretary of Education at Grad Nation Summit!

Maija and Robert with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

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 efforts to increase high school graduation … [Read more...]

Apply Now! TeenSHARP 2012-2013!

Next to Nathaniel Hale at Yale

The TeenSHARP program is currently taking applications for its 2012-2013 program year (September 2012-May 2013) until September 30th, 2012. For more information about TeenSHARP’s 10-month leadership program please see the College Prep Program section of this website. You can also feel free to contact us at 609.505.4285 or teensharp@gmail.com. TeenSHARP 2012-2013 Program Application! … [Read more...]