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.
Teach Me Wall Street: Teen Investing Workshop10:00 am to 11:30 am (ET)
Did you know that you can easily increase your earnings from a part-time or summer job by investing? Do you know that you can easily invest and grow your money in a Roth IRA or a custodial account? Would you like to know the easy steps that can be taken to open an account so you can start investing and growing your money NOW?
Join our engaging hands-on workshop to learn the best investment options for teens.
Investing early is the smart way to finance your future goals and dreams.
Teach Me Wall Street: Careers on Wall Street10:00 am to 12:00 pm (ET)
Wall Street Careers is changing.
Technology has innovated the way the financial industry operates, and as a result there are many new career options on Wall Street for STEM, Law and Computer Science students.
Get an overview of all the new and emerging career options on Wall Street and learn the best ways to prepare for them.
TeenLife LIVE: International Schools, Colleges, & Enrichment Virtual Fair (October 2023)6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (ET)
Experience the TeenLife International Schools, Colleges, & Enrichment Virtual Fair! Designed to mirror a traditional fair, we have various speakers ready to interact with students, parents, and educators. If you can't join live, no worries. All registrants will receive a recording after the event wraps up.
2023 OMEGA Summit1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (ET)
The beginning of the new school year means that the time has come to announce our 2023 OMEGA Summit, which will take place on Saturday, October 28th, from 1-3PM EDT. Click below to learn more!
Conrad Challenge Activation StageAll day to (ET)
Entering its 18th year, the annual Conrad Challenge takes a student-driven, project-based approach equipping participants to design a sustainable future. The competition provides students from around the world the chance to become entrepreneurs and innovators by applying STEM studies to solve relevant, real-world challenges with global impact.
Guided by teachers and industry experts, the Challenge fosters collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication among student participants. The result: students develop the skills needed to thrive in college and in the 21st century workforce, bringing commercially viable, sustainable innovations to life. Deadline to enter is November 3, 2023.
TeenLife LIVE: Gap Year Virtual Fair6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (ET)
Dive into the TeenLife Gap Year Virtual Fair! Curated to reflect the depth of a conventional fair, we feature a range of speakers eager to guide students, parents, and educators through the gap year journey. Can't attend in real-time? Rest assured, all registrants will be provided with a recording shortly after the event concludes.
"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.
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.
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 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 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, 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 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