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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.

Coach Profiles: Introducing Steven Eno

Coach Profiles: Introducing Steven Eno 1000 1000 Theo Wolf

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.

The Biggest Changes to This Year’s College Application Season (COVID-19 Edition)

The Biggest Changes to This Year’s College Application Season (COVID-19 Edition) 1000 1000 Larry Liu

Colleges are being forced to rapidly innovate a holistic admissions process that hasn’t been changed in years, all due to COVID-19. Universities and applicants both face significant uncertainty. In this post, we expand upon the issues fueling this uncertainty and how seniors can effectively navigate the upcoming application cycle ahead.

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

Spike Stories: Vanessa’s Fashion Fundraiser against Racism 1014 882 Jennifer Eident

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

Coach Profiles: Introducing Ines Gramenga 1000 1000 Theo Wolf

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

Spike Stories: Xanthe’s Songs Against Silence 1220 1000 Jennifer Eident

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

Coach Profiles: Introducing Anna Neverova

Coach Profiles: Introducing Anna Neverova 1000 1000 Theo Wolf

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.

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!

Coach Profiles: Introducing Spencer Whale

Coach Profiles: Introducing Spencer Whale 1000 1000 Theo Wolf

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.