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    TeenLife’s Partnerships in 2023

    Posted by Marie Schwartz


    Partnerships are an incredibly important way for TeenLife to spread the word about our resources to parents and students as well as give benefits to certain programs or services as part of their association membership. Here is a quick summary of our current partnerships and how our clients benefit from them:

    Independent Educational Consultants Association:

    The IECA is the largest association of educational consultants who provide advice to parents and students about secondary school, therapeutic programs, college admission and graduate school. Professional members undergo rigorous training and abide by a code of ethics. TeenLife offers a 12-month Premium Plus upgrade to every Professional member - this results in listings that appear higher in search results and allow visitors to request more information. In return, the IECA shares TeenLife news about guides and events with members. IECA members are encouraged to share these resources with their clients.


    This company offers a tech platform uniquely for Independent Educational Consultants. Our summer, gap and boarding school listings appear in the password protected platform used by students. Counselmore also promotes TeenLife’s guides and events to their clients.

    Higher Education Consultants Association:

    TeenLife is a Business Partner of HECA, an association representing independent educational consultants who specialize in helping clients navigate the college admission process. This allows us to email all HECA members twice per year. Members also receive a free printed copy of the Guide to Summer Programs. TeenLife also participates in the annual HECA Conference which takes place in June.

    USA Science & Engineering Festival:

    The mission of the USA Science and Engineering Festival (USASEF) 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. USASEF distributes TeenLife’s “Your Future in STEM Guide” to all registered students, parents and educators.

    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. The TeenLife “Your Future in Arts” digital guide is distributed to all applicants. TeenLife also recognizes the winners in the publication.

    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. NCHSE distributes the TeenLife “Your Future in Healthcare” digital guide to the thousands of educators who teach health science.

    National Association for College Admission Counseling:

    TeenLife has been a member of NACAC for more than 10 years, an association representing high school counselors, independent educational consultants and college admission professionals. We make announcements in the NACAC Listserv whenever we have a new event or guide to offer.

    Gap Year Association:

    The GYA allows any program member to link from the GYA website to TeenLife via a "TeenLife widget". On TeenLIfe.com, visitors can find all of the “accredited programs” via the GYA filter. The CEO of TeenLife, Marie Schwartz, serves as an Advisory Board Member.

    How to Homeschool:

    TeenLife was chosen to be included in “The Best Homeschool Curriculum & Programs of 2023!” This list is posted prominently on HowToHomeschool.com for all of 2023, and remains on the site forever. They also promote it to their 150,000+ engaged email subscribers. Over 1 million parents visit their site every year.

    SPARC National:

    In January 2023, TeenLife became a Business Partner of the Summer Program & Auxiliary Revenue Collaborative, an association of professionals who run “auxiliary programs”, aka summer camps, offered by private schools. We are working with SPARC to add listings for all summer programs catering to 13-18 year-olds.

    Partner With TeenLife:

    To inquire about a partnership with TeenLife, please reach out to Marie Schwartz at 

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    Marie Schwartz

    Marie Schwartz

    Marie Schwartz is the CEO and Founder of TeenLife Media. Marie launched TeenLife in 2007 after moving to Boston with her husband and two middle school sons and discovering that there were no information resources for families with older children. Today, TeenLife's award-winning website lists thousands of summer and gap year programs, schools, college admission resources and volunteer opportunities for teens around the world.