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Aug. 10, 2017 7:24 am

TeenSHARP receives $10,000 contribution from Navient Foundation

The UD-based program aims to help underrepresented students reach college.

TeenSHARP students at UD.

(Photo by Flickr user vocalproductions, used under a Creative Commons license)

TeenSHARP, the intensive college preparation program for underserved students that launched its Delaware program in 2015, has received $10,000 from the Navient Foundation, according to the Delaware Chamber of Commerce.

The chamber posted the success story of incoming Wesleyan College freshman Alejandra, a straight-A student who learned in her junior year of high school that her school didn’t offer courses advanced enough for her to be considered by an elite college. With the help of her TeenSHARP action plan, which included classes at WilmU, DTCC and UD to supplement her high school course load, she was able to achieve her goal of college acceptance with a full scholarship.

The TeenSHARP College Access Ambassador Training Program is held Saturdays during the school year, with college-level seminars, one-on-one academic advising and mentoring, academic tutoring in various disciplines, meetings with inspiring professionals, leadership coaching, college campus tours and parent coaching. Underserved students in grades 9 through 12 are eligible.

The TeenSHARP Delaware Program for 2017-2018 is full; for information on applying for the 2018-2019 school year, visit teensharp.org. Also check out our recent coverage of the group’s Delaware Goes to College Academy for rising high school juniors and seniors.

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Holly Quinn

Holly Quinn is Technically Media’s Lead Reporter for Delaware. A Wilmington native and AIHS grad, she attended Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, back when it was located on an old estate in Elkins Park (not to date herself). When she’s not covering tech in DE, she writes reviews of local theater for the paper.

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