TeenSHARPies Rise to the Occasion! 

Austin Yanez, 2016 TeenSHARP graduate and a freshman at Swarthmore College, is one example of a bright, hardworking and passionate student that TeenSHARP recruits.  He rises to meet the challenges in his path, speak up about complex problems, and commits to finding successful solutions. Austin joined TeenSHARP his sophomore year of high school, passionate about music, but did not have the drive to … [Read more...]

TeenSHARPies make a difference in their High Schools!

TeenSHARPies, Jordyn McIntosh and Elicia Villaurel, started an equality club at Doane Academy. The Equality Club tackles issues of race, gender, sexuality, and celebrates all forms of diversity. As President and Vice-President, Elicia and Jordyn plan events to raise awareness about different cultures, religions, women’s rights, LGBTQ issues, to name a few.  “We wanted to let our peers know that … [Read more...]

First TeenSHARP Club Launches at the University of Delaware

11/29/2016 We are immensely proud to announce that, after months of hard work and planning, Maya Turner, an Americorps VISTA working for TeenSHARP, and our new Club President Lyndsay Lawler have been approved to create a TeenSHARP club on the University of Delaware's campus! This is an exciting development since our partnership with UD began in January of this year, and we look forward to … [Read more...]

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...]

Alejandra invited to speak at national convening in Washington, D.C.

Alejandra (a rising senior at Howard High School of Technology in Delaware) was invited to share her perspective about the use of assessments in K-12 education at the release of the Making Assessment Work for All Students report in Washington, D.C. sponsored by the Northwest Evaluation Association and Gallup. During the event Alejandra joined a distinguished set of panelists and speakers which … [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...]

TeenSHARPies attend Soledad O’Brien’s PowHerful Summit!

TeenSHARP students (Tahja, Alcia, Mia, Jaida, and Abigail) were selected to attend the Soledad O'Brien and Brad Raymond Foundation's PowHerful Summit in New York City on July 18th, 2015. The TeenSHARPies were among the 250 other young women selected to participate in this day of empowerment held at the Google Headquarters in NYC. The summit was designed to help "foster educational, professional … [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...]