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OUT NOW: TeenLife’s Guide to Your Future in Arts 2024

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.

Upcoming Events

  • March 2, 2024

    2024 Teen Wellness Summit on Mental Health

    9:00 am to 3:00 pm (ET)

    About the Teen Wellness Summit on Mental Health

    WHEN: Saturday March 2nd from 9am-3pm

    WHERE: UCSF Mission Bay Campus, Genentech Hall, 600 16th Street, San Francisco

    WHAT: A FREE daylong gathering for 150 SFUSD teens to learn about mental health topics, coping strategies, and self care, feel welcomed and help build a supportive community, and have FUN!

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  • March 7, 2024

    TeenLife LIVE: Gap Year Virtual Fair (March 2024)

    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (ET)

    Join us at the TeenLife Gap Year Virtual Fair! Designed to offer the richness of a traditional fair, our speaker lineup is ready to navigate students, parents, and educators through the gap year experience. Unable to join live? No worries, a recording will be sent to all registered participants soon after the event ends.


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  • April 11, 2024

    TeenLife LIVE: Summer Opportunities Virtual Fair (April 2024)

    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (ET)

    Explore an array of summer possibilities at the TeenLife LIVE Summer Opportunities Virtual Fair! Designed to mimic the energy of a traditional fair, our speakers are poised to illuminate enriching summer avenues for students, parents, and educators alike. Can't attend in real-time? Worry not! A recording will be sent to all registered attendees soon after the event wraps up.


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  • May 4, 2024

    May 4 Undergrad Portfolio Day - ONLINE

    12:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)

    Launch your future in art and design! Visit with counselors, admissions team members, and faculty from art and design schools for a portfolio review before applying to colleges or universities.

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    October 24, 2024

    TeenLife LIVE: Performing & Visual Arts Virtual Fair (October 2024)

    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (ET)

    Don't miss out on the TeenLife International Schools & Colleges Virtual Expo! Structured to resemble a conventional fair, we've lined up a variety of speakers eager to engage with students, parents, and teachers. Can't make it to the live event? No problem! All those who register will get a recorded version after the event concludes.

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  • November 14, 2024

    TeenLife LIVE: Gap Year Virtual Fair (November 2024)

    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (ET)

    Be part of the TeenLife Gap Year Virtual Fair! Crafted to provide the depth and variety of a conventional fair, our array of speakers are geared up to guide students, parents, and educators through the ins and outs of taking a gap year. Can't attend the live session? Rest assured, a recording will be dispatched to all who register shortly after the event concludes

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    "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

Our Partners

  • GapYearAssociation

    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.

  • CounselMore


    We empower college counselors who provide guidance on transcripts, college applications, gap year or extracurriculars to serve more students effectively in less time.

  • IECA


    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

    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 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.

  • National Consortium for Health Science Education

    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.

  • Heca


    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


    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.

  • Guided path logo - a product of maia learning


    GuidedPath is a platform that helps IECs guide students to success. It is an online tool that saves consultants time and money by streamlining the college planning process. GuidedPath lets consultants communicate with clients, record testing results, assign surveys and tasks, research colleges, create college lists, plan and track applications, record decisions, and more. It also includes financial aid and other affordability features. Its user-friendly appearance lets consultants focus on clients, not computers. GuidedPath was launched in 2005. Today, as part of the MaiaLearning family, it serves counselors, students, and families worldwide.

  • MaiaLearning


    MaiaLearning is a leading Career and College Readiness platform. It provides counselors with the tools they need to guide students and provides students with the information they need to make informed decisions about their future. MaiaLearning’s intuitive interface, university research tools, application planning tools, dashboards, document sending and seamless integration with the Common App make it easy. This is why MaiaLearning is trusted by universities, schools, counselors, students, and families around the world.

  • SPARC logo


    SPARC is a national organization that supports independent school auxiliary program leaders. It helps its members grow professionally and achieve excellence in their fields. SPARC fosters collaboration and community among auxiliary program professionals.

  • PressReader


    PressReader, the world's premier digital newsstand, provides access to thousands of newspapers and magazines from around the globe. Our partnership with PressReader brings all of TeenLife's guides to this expansive platform, extending our reach and increasing accessibility for teens and families worldwide.

Our Mission

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

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