TeenLife is passionate about teen success.
We connect with parents, teens, and counselors who seek experiences that inspire purpose and passion for college and life beyond school. We've been the go-to site for content, college information, and other opportunities for over 10 years.
10,000+ Experiences for Students in Grades 7-12.
Discover how spending time in the world outside the classroom can help teens do better in school, during the college admissions process and in their adult lives. Our mission is to connect students, parents and educators with the best experiential learning opportunities for middle- and high-school students.
Spend the summer expanding your horizons at one of thousands of summer programs for students entering 7th grade to college. Whether you're interested in rocket science, theater, or hiking up mountains, you'll find it here.
A gap year or semester before college can contribute to personal growth and build the life skills you need to succeed. Program offerings include big-city internships, foreign language immersion, outdoor adventure trips, and more.
After-school programs can help students hone in on other skills and interests that they want to explore. From becoming a chess master to a coding ninja, after-school enrichment classes can help students embrace their passion.
Volunteering is one of the best ways for students to push themselves out of their comfort zone and experience new things. There are hundreds of non-profits who welcome students under the age of 18 as volunteers.
Explore our more than 1,000 listings and discover the advantages of private school, from small classes to specialized approaches to learning. Find the school that offers the classes, extracurriculars, and philosophy you want.
Begin your college search with our comprehensive college & university database. With focuses on arts, business, science and more, there really is a program and school for everyone.
Choosing the right school, college or program can be overwhelming. A independent advisor can help you navigate these important decisions. Find the best path for you and your personal goals, with their help.
Climate Action Bootcamp Info Session2:00 pm to 2:45 pm (ET)
Learn more about the Climate Action Bootcamp! Led by award-winning documentary filmmaker Elena Jean, the Climate Action Bootcamp is a 2-week online interactive program for teens who care deeply about the climate crisis and want to make a direct impact today. Learn more by clicking the button or check out our TeenLife listing, and join an upcoming info session with the Climate Action Bootcamp team.
Advancing Equity in American Healthcare: Mental Health12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)
In our sixth installment of Summer Search's Championing for Justice and Equity series, they continue our conversation on Advancing Equity in American Healthcare, turning their focus to Mental Health. How can we de-stigmatize mental health in our communities? How can we ensure equitable access to care? Join on 6/28 to learn from experts in the fields of self-care, suicide prevention, and accessing psychological services.
The Investing Bootcamp Info Session1:00 pm to 1:45 pm (ET)
Learn more about the Investing Bootcamp, a 2-week online interactive bootcamp for teens who want to learn more about investing and building wealth. This 45 minute information session will give an overview of the program, our instructors and how to join!
Learn about Lion's Heart Information MeetingAll day to (ET)
Do you have questions about Lion's Heart? Interested in joining but need answers? Join Dominic, our Program Manager, and Dawn, our Volunteer Services Manager, for some information meetings! They can answer all your questions and give you more insight into how Lion's Heart works! For security, a zoom link to join the meeting will be provided to you one hour prior to the event.
LD and ADHD Gap Year Programming: Info Session8:00 pm to 8:30 pm (ET)
Ingenuity Year runs gap year programs for students with learning differences and ADHD. Join Director Kai Johnson for this info session and learn more about our upcoming programs.
Immerse Essay Competition9:00 am to 5:00 pm (ET)
The Immerse Education Essay Competition provides the opportunity for students aged 13-18 to submit essay responses to a pre-set question relating to their chosen subject. 10 Winners will receive a 100% scholarship, with runner-up prizes also awarded.
"I had thought about taking a gap year for a long time, but it wasn't until I saw all the different options on TeenLife that I was finally sure. Searching through all the listings, I was able to find dozens of programs that matched my interests and budget, and it made my decision so much easier."
- Jake, 17 Year Old
"After the pandemic, we knew that we wanted our son to do something special with his summer, but we weren't sure what schools or camps would be right for him. TeenLife let us search by location and by our son's hobbies, and we were able to find the perfect summer program because of that!"
- Nikki, Parent of 16 Year Old
"It's been really great for my students to see gap year and out-of-school opportunities listed right next to the various colleges and universities on TeenLife. Knowing that there's all sorts of options and not one 'right' path has been very helpful to a number of teens as they decide what to do after high school."
- Anna, College Counselor
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