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Category: Summer Programs

Posted June 7, 2021, 3:10 p.m. by Janice Haller | View Comments
summer programs

Had enough of the same routine? Whether it’s distance learning, socially distanced visits with friends, or missing out on that special summer adventure, most of us can agree: it’s time for a change. If you want to spend your summer coding, learning a new language, or embracing your inner-self, then check out some of these (still open) summer programs we list below. We went further to break them down by category and whether they are in-person, virtual, or both. A Bit of Everything Academics Arts Business Career Exploration Community Service Language Leadership Mental Health & Well-Being STEM Writing and Journalism ...

Posted May 7, 2021, 2 p.m. by Janice Haller | View Comments
virtual summer

This year, we launched our new virtual summer fairs to give students and organizations the chance to connect no matter the obstacles (distance, time, cost, or a pandemic). Our summer fairs occurred in December 2020, February 2021, March 2021, and April 2021. Over the four fairs, we had 44 organizations give brief presentations on their unique summer opportunities. TeenLife LIVE: December 2020 Virtual Summer Opportunities Fair Our first info session saw six organizations (with links to the programs they were promoting): Stanford University Pre-Collegiate Studies (SPCS) Loyola Marymount University: Pre-College Summer Programs Watson Institute LanguageBird Boston Leadership Institute UC San ...

Posted Feb. 22, 2021, 2:28 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments

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 Sept. 15, 2020, 10:06 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
online fall learning program

The nation got a taste of online learning when schools and universities closed for the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Now, it seems like it is here to stay with students and parents are learning how to adapt. These fall online learning programs offer students a unique opportunity to participate in a virtual program that would otherwise need to be taken in person. These programs can range from two weeks to 10 months and cover a wide range of topics. Check back as we continue to add more! Boston Leadership Institute: Virtual STEM Courses Categories: Academic, STEM Session Date: ...

Posted July 14, 2020, 5:45 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Free and Low Cost Summer Programs for High School Students

Summer programs do not have to cost a lot of money. We have put together a list of free and low-cost options for Summer 2020. Our hope is that one of these programs may spark something that can become a lifelong passion. American University: Discover the World of Communications Cost: $350/class Ready to build your college portfolio, learn something new, or explore an area in communication that you’ve never had an opportunity to before? American University Discover the World of Communication pre-college program also has an online component. Taking the skills and instruction you need right to your computer...wherever you ...

Posted June 10, 2020, 9:06 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments

These awesome 15 STEM summer online enrichment programs range between elementary, middle, and high school student offerings. Whatever is your passion, this summer you can find a program here to help take it to the next level; discover new interests; or if college-bound, boost college applications. The summer of 2020 is unique for sure, and so are YOU! This is a great time to immerse yourself in STEM, be inspired, and have FUN! Boston Architectural College Virtual Summer Academy: High School Design Exploration Grades: 9 - 12 Curious about design, a career in architecture, interior design, landscape design or working ...

Posted April 21, 2020, 9:27 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments

We at TeenLife share society's goal of providing academic and enrichment opportunities that launch young people into life. Summer is an important time for learning. Thankfully there are a number of interesting online courses and virtual ways of meaningfully engaging middle and high school-aged students if they are unable to leave home or travel. They include coding classes, academic classes, foreign language learning - even remote community service experiences! Here are some of those that have caught our eye. American University: Discover the World of Communication Online Ready to build your college portfolio, learn something new, or explore an area ...

Posted Feb. 28, 2020, 2:27 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments

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 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 Dec. 14, 2019, 3:56 p.m. by Suzanne Shaffer | View Comments

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, ...

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