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 with Soledad

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...]

TeenSHARP CAA Selected for Scholarship to Study in China!

Austin in China exploring

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...]