December 2020 Recommended Readings

December 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 features advice for upcoming college interviews and tips for teen entrepreneurs and changemakers. We hope you enjoy them!

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1. Covid is making it harder to get into a top college

by Jessica Dickler | CNBC

Early acceptance rates for Ivy League schools plummeted this fall. While most elite institutions are turning students away, many other schools are desperate to fill seats.

2. How to prepare for an online university interview

by Stephen Spriggs | Times Higher Education

Here’s how to prepare for online college interviews during next two months. For more advice, check out TSL’s blog post on Mastering College Interviews.

3. Teen Vogue’s 21 Under 21, 2020: The Girls and Femmes Building a Better Future

by Editorial Staff | Teen Vogue

Despite the challenges of 2020, these young women are creating contributions (or what we’d call Spike projects) for a myriad of fields. Disability justice, COVID-19 research, and mental health are just a few of them!

4. 3 Ways to Help Aspiring Teen Entrepreneurs

by Anna Meyer | Inc. Magazine

For teens interested in becoming entrepreneurs, don’t let the pandemic discourage you Check out the advice that Jack E. Kosakowski, the CEO of Junior Achievement USA, has for you.

4. How Generation Z Is Altering the Face of Entrepreneurship for Good

by Chidike Samuelson | Entrepreneur

Starting early, finding mentors in mutual-interest communities, and leveraging identity politics are just some of the distinguishing aspects of Gen Z entrepreneurs.


by Meghan Lynch Forder | Greater Good Magazine

Teenage minds are actually wired to contribute to their communities, and studies show giving back improves wellbeing and life satisfaction.