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Coach Profiles: Introducing Alex Owens

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In this post, you’ll meet Alex Owens, a former classroom teacher with a decade of experience helping students launch ambitious community-oriented projects.

September 2020 Recommended Readings

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In our work as coaches to high school superstars, we come across important stories on youth innovation and college admissions. Every month, we share our round-up of the most important ones. This month highlights the importance of social-emotional wellness during COVID and lessons on learning entrepreneurship. We hope you enjoy them!

Opinion: International Students, Please Don’t Stay Up Late for School

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This is a guest post written by our coach, Grace Chiang. It’s no question COVID-19 has massively disrupted the education of hundreds…

The Spike Lab Sees Record Interest From High Schoolers To Learn Entrepreneurship During The Pandemic

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This is an except from our press release published on multiple sites including Yahoo Finance, Market Watch and AP News. See the…

Spike Stories: Felicia’s Free Tutoring Program

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In this post, we share Buddy Tutoring, the awesome Spike that Felicia launched to help connect students with free tutoring.

Looking back on the 2020 TSL Coach Summit

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Back before the coronavirus pandemic had swept the US, a small group of our team members and coaches gathered together in upstate New York for our Annual Coach Summit. We reflect on it in this post.

Coach Profiles: Introducing Steven Eno

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In this post, you’ll meet Steven Eno, a former teacher and engineer who has built multiple successful STEM and innovation programs at high schools.

August Recommended Readings

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August 2020 recommended stories on youth innovation and college admissions.

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Spike Stories: Vanessa’s Fashion Fundraiser against Racism

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Launched recently, Vanessa’s Wear No Hate fundraiser will donate all proceeds to charities serving Asian communities impacted by COVID and Black Table Arts, a non profit improving African American student outcomes through art.

Spike Stories: Allison and Populearn

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Meet Allison, one of our former students who launched an awesome Spike to help students learn Chinese history.

Coach Profiles: Introducing Ines Gramenga

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In this post you’ll meet Ines Gramenga, a LSE and Stanford GSB alum and an experienced consultant and entrepreneur.

Spike Stories: Xanthe’s Songs Against Silence

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Learn more about “Songs Against Silence’s” global art competition and how you can contribute by submitting a song by July 21st