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 complaints from this College Access Ambassador (CAA)! Every … [Read more...]

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

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...]

TeenSHARP Selected as First-Place Prize Winner in Scholastic “Be BIG” Contest!

TeenSHARP was recently selected as one of the winners of the 2011 Scholastic, Inc. national "BE BIG in Your Community Contest" and will be awarded $2500 to launch TeenSHARP College Prep Clubs at select high schools in the Philadelphia region. Scholastic Media, a division of Scholastic Inc., the global children’s publishing, education and media company, and HandsOn Network, the volunteer activation … [Read more...]

Campus for a Day Visits

On Monday October, 10th, 2011, TeenSHARP Youth Leadership Program student, Robert Adams, and TeenSHARP Early Action Network program student, Lara Abiona visited the University of Delaware to shadow an undergraduate student as part of TeenSHARP's "Campus for the Day" initiative. Through the "Campus for the Day" initiative, all TeenSHARP high school students will have the opportunity to shadow a … [Read more...]