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Spike Lab’s Class of 2022: College Acceptances & Spikes

Spike Lab’s Class of 2022: College Acceptances & Spikes 1000 1000 Xueying Chen

Congratulations to our Class of 2022! We celebrate our Spike Founders’ college results, notable Spikes, and significant growth milestones. 

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Teaching Kids Gratitude (Why It Leads to Success)

Teaching Kids Gratitude (Why It Leads to Success) 1000 1000 Larry Liu

In our Spike Coaching program, gratitude is a key marker of whether a student will launch a successful Spike project. This trend speaks to the necessity of teaching kids gratitude. We include tips on how parents can cultivate this trait in their teens.

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Youth Entrepreneurship Programs: What Makes TSL Different

Youth Entrepreneurship Programs: What Makes TSL Different 1000 1000 Lloyd Nimetz

Are you a teen who wants to a business? Or become an innovator? In this article, I’ll describe the unique benefits of learning entrepreneurship in high school, highlight the beliefs that set Spike Lab apart, and shout out a few other notable programs.

Coach Profiles: Introducing Sonia Garcia

Coach Profiles: Introducing Sonia Garcia 1000 1000 Theo Wolf

An entrepreneur, designer, and engineer, Sonia is passionate about the application of human-centered design (HCD) and technology to improve quality of life.…

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Self-Motivation For Students & How Parents Can Help

Self-Motivation For Students & How Parents Can Help 1000 1000 Larry Liu

Self-motivation can be hard for students to build and maintain. How can they practice motivation as a skill? How can parents support them?

The Importance of Self-Reflection for Students With Ambition

The Importance of Self-Reflection for Students With Ambition 1000 1000 Larry Liu

The importance of self-reflection for students appears in both a Spike project and colleges applications. But how do you cultivate this skill that is essential for lifelong learning and success?

Sixteen Kid Entrepreneurs Dazzle During Pitch Night

Sixteen Kid Entrepreneurs Dazzle During Pitch Night 940 788 Lloyd Nimetz

This article showcases the Spike pitches of sixteen kid entrepreneurs who recently finished our inaugural Young Innovators Program, in partnership with the New Jersey professional chapter of the famous African American Sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha.

The Spike Lab successfully completed 1st Young Innovators Program for Alpha Kappa Alpha students

The Spike Lab successfully completed 1st Young Innovators Program for Alpha Kappa Alpha students 940 788 Lloyd Nimetz

Our first pro bono Young Innovators Program with the famous African American Sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha, was a success! Learn more about how this workshop serial version of our 1:1 Spike Coaching program develops teen entrepreneurs.

Books for Young Entrepreneurs: Best Recs & Resources

Books for Young Entrepreneurs: Best Recs & Resources 1000 1000 Lloyd Nimetz

Does the idea of being an entrepreneur feel overwhelming? Like you don’t know where to start? This is why we’ve compiled the best books for young entrepreneurs!

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Why Being A Well-Rounded Student Isn’t Enough Anymore

Why Being A Well-Rounded Student Isn’t Enough Anymore 1000 1000 Lloyd Nimetz

Decades before, a well-rounded high school student could easily gain college admission into the most elite schools. However, the elite college admissions system shifted with the times. Knowing how modern college admissions has evolved historically can help today’s applicant understand how to stand out in today’s competitive environment.

Finding Purpose: A Four Step Process for Teens

Finding Purpose: A Four Step Process for Teens 1000 1000 Lloyd Nimetz

The best process for developing purpose is through action, a purpose project that we call a Spike. This process is more an art than a science, but we liken it to a very simple 4-step framework that our students follow.

This Summer Is the Perfect Time to Launch a Spike

This Summer Is the Perfect Time to Launch a Spike 538 476 Lloyd Nimetz

If you’re laboring away trying to figure out what to do this summer, labor no more; build a Spike. It’s the most fun, developmentally challenging and rewarding way for teens to spend their summer AND it’s pandemic proof!