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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 ...

Posted Dec. 6, 2019, 11:26 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
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Luna Rosal National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) High School Grad Year May 2019 Why did you choose to participate in a summer program? I was excited to get out of the normal day to day of summer. My mom is also deeply in love with the outdoors, and I was not... Two weeks with NOLS definitely changed that! After the program, I was able to relate to her connection with nature with a newfound connection to the world around me. How did you decide which program was right for you? I had heard many good things about NOLS through friends ...

Posted Dec. 5, 2019, 2:04 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Sara Lighthart

Student: Sara Lighthart Dates Attended: Summer 2018 and Summer 2019 Programs Attended: Beginning Screenwriting (2018) and Acting for the Camera (2019) Why did you choose to participate in a summer program? Summer programs allow teens to get a realistic snippet of college life in their major of interest. I have had a passion for film since my sophomore year of high school, but I wasn’t exactly sure it was a career I wanted to pursue. I figured attending a summer program in film would be a great way for me to test the waters and see if film was something ...

Posted Dec. 4, 2019, 1:07 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
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Miranda del Sol Tisch Summer High School Program Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, Summer 2018 How did you discover your passion for (dance, acting, clarinet, game design..)? I grew up watching my dad make music so creating songs of my own felt natural. I thought songwriting was the way everybody processed their emotions. Over time, I realized just how powerful music could be and made it my mission to pursue my passion in hopes I could be there for people the way I felt my favorite artists had been there for me. What’s your favorite part about performing/creating? Creating ...

Posted Dec. 3, 2019, 1:28 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
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Wellesley Pre-College Exploratory Workshop Audrey DiMarco Why did you choose to participate in a summer program? Wellesley College has been on my radar since the beginning of high school, and Wellesley’s Pre-College Summer Program was the perfect opportunity to immerse myself in a college setting for a week. I got a feel for the campus, took a class, learned more about the school, explored Boston, and had fun with new friends. How did you decide which program was right for you? While all the options were interesting, I chose the Exploratory Workshop because it included a Leadership Course. This taught ...

Posted Dec. 3, 2019, 8 a.m. by Suzanne Shaffer | View Comments
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In today’s competitive college admissions market, it’s critical to stand out. A student’s high school resume should communicate to the college that he or she has taken academics seriously and pursued worthwhile activities outside of class. A resume for a high school student is more than a list of academics and achievements; it should turn admissions heads and move them to offer admission. How can your high school student use summer to boost his or her resume? One way is to enroll in a pre-college summer program at a college or university. These programs provide high school students an opportunity ...

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