TeenSHARP CAA Selected for Scholarship to Study in China!


Austin Yanez, a high school junior and 2nd Year TeenSHARP College Access Ambassador, was recently selected to receive a scholarship to participate in the US Department of State's 6-week National Security Language Initiative program. Austin will participate in the NSLI Chinese Language Program in Jiaxing, China this summer. The State Department provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high … [Read more...]

TeenSHARP selected as semi-finalist for Echoing Green Fellowship


TeenSHARP is one of the 432 semi-finalists out of 3100+ applicants for the 2015 Echoing Green Fellowship. The fellowship provides seed investment, leadership development, and access to Echoing Green's vast network of social entrepreneurs. See more about the semi-finalists here: http://www.echoinggreen.org/blog/2015-echoing-green-fellowships-semi-finalists TeenSHARP is being considered for the The … [Read more...]

TeenSHARP Founders Featured on Cover of Rutgers Alumni Magazine

Rutgers Magazine

TeenSHARP's founders Atnre and Tatiana were featured on the winter edition cover of the Rutgers Alumni Magazine! It is distributed to nearly 430,000 alumni and friends of Rutgers as well as Rutgers faculty and staff, legislators, local government officials, and high school counselors around the state. You can read the article at this … [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...]

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...]

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...]