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.
Dwight Global Virtual Open House1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)
Join us on March 28 at 1 pm ET to learn more about Dwight Global’s premier online learning experience “in the cloud."
Recently ranked by Niche.com and Newsweek as the second best online high school in the U.S. — Dwight Global allows students to pursue a personalized program in Grades 6-12.
Drexel Univeristy, Media Arts & Design Info Session6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (ET)
Join us for an overview of Drexel's Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. Learn about and explore our 18 innovative majors in the arts, media, entertainment, and design fields. Additionally, there will be an opportunity to get all your application, portfolio, and admissions questions answered during this one-hour session.
TeenLife LIVE Summer Opportunities Virtual Fair6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (ET)
With TeenLife LIVE, we have designed a virtual experience similar to an in-person fair where multiple presenters can speak directly to students, parents, and educators in a short amount of time. In this session, hear from a number of amazing summer programs! More details coming soon.
Idyllwild Arts Academy Open House11:00 am to 4:00 pm (ET)
The annual Idyllwild Arts Academy Acceptance Day event celebrates our newly accepted families with a festive welcome on campus. The day's events will include: a welcome reception with IAF President Pamela Jordan, campus tour, catered luncheon, and a special student performance.
Rider University Open House10:00 am to 1:00 pm (ET)
You're invited to Rider University's Open House on Sunday, April 23. Explore Rider's 280-acre campus, chat with faculty to learn about our programs and get to know some of Rider's 150+ student clubs and organizations. Financial aid sessions are available to help answer your questions about scholarships and aid. Don't forget to grab a bite to eat at one of the local food trucks that students can take advantage of on campus!
All students who attend receive an application fee waiver.
"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
Gap Year Association
TeenLife Media and the Gap Year Association have joined together with the mission to increase the visibility of gap year opportunities among families with high school students, as well as the college counselors and independent consultants who work with them.
We empower college counselors who provide guidance on transcripts, college applications, gap year or extracurriculars to serve more students effectively in less time.
The Independent Educational Consultants Association is a not-for-profit, international professional association representing experienced independent educational consultants. IECA sponsors professional training institutes, workshops, conferences, and webinars, publishes a directory of qualified independent educational consultants and offers information to students and their families regarding school selection issues.
USA Science and Engineering Festival
The mission of the USA Science and Engineering Festival (USESEF) is to stimulate and sustain the interest of our nation’s youth in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) by producing and presenting the most compelling, exciting, and educational Festival in the world.
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the nation's longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens. Teens in grades 7-12 can apply in 28 categories of art and writing. Scholastic Awards winners are celebrated via ceremonies, exhibitions, and publications. National Medalists are eligible for scholarships of up to $10,000.
College Essay Guy
College Essay Guy is your go-to resource for practical, step-by-step guides on writing beautiful college essays and putting together an awesome college application.They offer both online courses and one-on-one services to help students navigate their college applications.
National Consortium for Health Science Education
The National Consortium for Health Science Education, a non-profit education organization, represents state education agency leaders responsible for middle school, secondary, and postsecondary career technical education (CTE) health science programs.
As the only network of independent educational consultants focused exclusively on supporting high school students in their search for the right fit college, The Higher Education Consultants Association creates greater access to opportunity and change lives.
Clever is committed to unlocking new ways to learn for all students. Since 2012, the Clever team has been driven by the belief that technology can make learning more engaging, give teachers superpowers, and advance educational equity.
Our mission is to make it simple for teens, parents and educators to develop a meaningful personal experience portfolio, no matter the makeup of their individual interests talents and resources