TeenSHARPies among 52 students selected for summer program at Carleton College!

TeenSHARPies Amadou (a rising junior at William Penn High School in Delaware), Brandon Navarro (rising junior at Cristo Rey in Philadelphia), and Jordan Navarro (rising junior at Cristo Rey in Philadelphia) just learned they have been accepted to attend the Carleton Liberal Arts Experience (CLAE) program at Carleton College (ranked #8 among liberal arts colleges) in Minnesota this … [Read more...]

Alejandra receives scholarship to attend Drexel entrepreneurship camp!

TeenSHARPie Alejandra (a rising senior at Howard High School of Technology in Delaware) learned that not only was she was accepted into Schoolyard Ventures’ summer camp at Drexel, they also awarded her a full scholarship to participate in the program! This one-of-a-kind program, offered through a collaboration between the Close School of Entrepreneurship and Schoolyard Ventures, places students … [Read more...]

TeenSHARP students accepted into Drexel Summer Music Technology Program

TeenSHARPies Josh (rising sophomore at William Penn HS in Delaware) and Jordan (rising junior at Cristo Rey in Philadelphia) recently learned that they have been accepted into the Summer Music Technology (SMT) program at Drexel University! The week-long SMT program at Drexel is an innovative educational experience for high school students. The goal of SMT is to introduce students to the … [Read more...]

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!

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...]