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Posted March 17, 2020, 1:06 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
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TeenLife Performing & Visual Arts NACAC Guide 2020 Student Testimonial Lexi Jenks Theatre Business Major Seton Hill University, Greensburg PA How did you discover your passion for (dance, acting, clarinet, game design..)? When I was little, my mom took me to a lot of local community theatre productions, and at the end of every single one, I would burst into tears. I just didn’t want them to be over. Those experiences sparked my love for theatre; even as a seven-year-old, I knew how special and fleeting it was. What’s your favorite part about performing/creating? I love seeing everyone “in their ...

Posted March 12, 2020, 12:34 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
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TeenLife’s Top 15 Most Popular Gap Programs Looking for the most popular programs for your gap semester or year? Look no further. This article covers TeenLife’s top 15 most popular gap programs for high school graduates and college students, organized by category. They take place in the US as well as other countries around the world. What Do We Mean by Popular? We reviewed all gap programs listed on TeenLife and selected the 15 programs with the most page views on our website. We then broke those programs into categories and arranged them alphabetically to create the list you find ...

Posted March 5, 2020, 12:20 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
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It’s difficult to imagine a life outside of high school, for some students. Not everyone is ready to ship off to college post-graduation, and thinking about sitting in a classroom immediately after doing so for four years may seem grueling. Luckily, there are plenty of other options before embarking on the college grind! TeenLife can help. The 2020 Guide to Gap Year Programs is a comprehensive guide for finding and applying to gap year programs, whether it’s spending a year interning in Washington, D.C., or two weeks polishing your Spanish in Spain. You could rock climb in the American West ...

Posted Feb. 28, 2020, 2:27 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
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Summer brings up all kinds of images: the freedom of a lazy afternoon; the joy of a cool swim; the wonder of a starlit sky. But what if you could have all that and develop skills that you’re going to need for college and beyond? TeenLife’s 2020 GUIDE TO OVERNIGHT SUMMER PROGRAMS is a means to expand your world, explore a new interest, meet fascinating people, create something fantastic and, of course, have fun. These used to be called “enrichment” programs, but, as experts, we know that a summer spent on a college campus, in a structured program, engaging in ...

Posted Feb. 4, 2020, 11:42 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
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There is incredible diversity in gap year options, price ranges, and experiences available. Gap year graduates perform better on college GPAs. Gap year graduates complete their Bachelors Degrees at a median of 3.75 years (versus the national average of 6+). Gap year graduates are more satisfied with their careers. 90% of gap year graduates are back in college within a year of completing their gap year. More students every year are choosing to take a gap year after high school, and this February the gap year movement is launching its second annual month-long campaign to encourage students to explore the ...

Posted Jan. 6, 2020, 12:35 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Generation Z Unfiltered—Facing Nine Challenges of the Most Anxious Population

This is excerpted from the new book: Generation Z Unfiltered—Facing Nine Challenges of the Most Anxious Population by Dr. Tim Elmore. Available now at: GenerationZUnfiltered.com. Since 1979, I have been committed to mentoring high school and college students. Over time, I’ve noticed the experiences that seem to be the most meaningful ones to my mentees. I’ve recognized how these experiences mature those young leaders as well as build grit and depth in them. Collectively, they serve as a sort of “rite of passage.” Due to the high anxiety levels and the hours Generation Z spends on social media, I believe ...

Posted Jan. 1, 2020, 2:28 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
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Looking for the most popular summer programs for high school students this year? Look no further. This article covers TeenLife’s top 100 most popular summer programs for high school students, organized by category. What Do We Mean by Popular? We reviewed all summer programs for high school students listed on TeenLife and selected the top 100 programs with the most page views on our website. We then broke those programs into categories and arranged them alphabetically to create the list you find on this page. Use the menu below to jump to each category. The Top 100 Most Popular Summer ...

Posted Dec. 17, 2019, 1:07 p.m. by TeenLife Blogger | View Comments
Why Are Teen Car Insurance Rates So High?

Insurance companies play the odds — and the odds aren’t in favor of teen drivers. The longer you have your driver’s license and the more time you spend on the road, the lower your chances are of getting in an accident. This comes from experience. Every time you get behind the wheel, you gain valuable knowledge that can help you make better choices next time you drive. Even if a teenage driver spent ample time learning the rules and practicing driving with an adult, their inexperience in real-life situations creates a disadvantage in the ever-changing driving environment. Here are some ...

Posted Dec. 14, 2019, 3:56 p.m. by Suzanne Shaffer | View Comments
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Summer is approaching and the last thing you probably want to hear about is college prep. Summer is supposed to be a time for fun, relaxation and a break from academics. But what if I told you that you can kill two birds with one stone: have fun and improve your college chances? Believe it or not, it’s possible through a variety of teen summer programs and strategies. Study or volunteer abroad If you have a bit of the wanderlust spirit, you can travel, see the world and chalk up some points for your college application. You can simply travel, ...

Posted Dec. 6, 2019, 11:59 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
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Courtney Bertrand Why did you choose to participate in a summer program or go to overnight camp? I will be going to college soon, so I knew participating in a summer program would help me prepare by staying overnight on my own, without having to depend on my parents, and living by myself for a span of two weeks. It helped me become more independent and mature. It also gave me a glimpse at what college will be like in a couple of years. How did you decide which program was right for you? I chose something I was passionate ...

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