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Coach Profiles: Introducing Anna Neverova

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At The Spike Lab we work tirelessly to build a team of world-class coaches. This is part of a series of blogs introducing them to you.

Spike Stories: Yani’s Green Gym

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Yani is one of our former Spike students — now at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. As you can see…

This Summer Is the Perfect Time to Launch a Spike

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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!

Coach Profiles: Introducing Spencer Whale

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At The Spike Lab we work tirelessly to build a team of world-class coaches. This is part of a series of blogs introducing them to you. In this post, you’ll meet Spencer Whale, a NYC theater director, inventor, and Cornell alum.

Empathy Interviewing: How to do It and Why it Matters

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Empathy interviewing is a valuable skill for anyone in the early stages of an ambitious project. In this post, our coach Sara DuPont breaks down best practices for empathy interviewing.

Mindful Practices for Navigating Coronavirus

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This is a guest post by our coach, Jane Marie Chen, the original post can be found on her website here. Most…

February 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,…

Coach Profiles: Introducing Sara DuPont

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At The Spike Lab we work tirelessly to build a team of world-class coaches. This is part of a series of blogs introducing them to you. In this post, you’ll meet Sarah DuPont, an experienced educational entrepreneur and Williams and BU MBA alum.

Coach Profiles: Introducing Justin Gupta

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At The Spike Lab we work tirelessly to build a team of world-class coaches. This is part of a series of blogs introducing them to you. In this post, you’ll meet Justin Gupta, a Georgetown alum and experienced social entrepreneur who has consulted with a number of prominent education and tech companies.

Students Should Stop Incorporating Nonprofits

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If you’re young and starting a new social venture, don’t make the common mistake of registering as a nonprofit too early. This article outlines three other options you should consider first: staying informal, organizational sponsorship and fiscal sponsorship.

Four Highly Influential Teenage Spikes

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We often get asked “what does a good Spike look like?” The best way to answer that question is by pointing to specific examples. Here are four famous, world-changing spikes that were started by high school students.

Coach Profiles: Introducing Nathaniel Toppelberg

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At The Spike Lab we work tirelessly to build a team of world-class coaches. This is part of a series of blogs introducing them to you. In this post, you’ll meet Nathaniel Toppelberg, a Yale alum who has launched multiple education companies.