Our Students

Smart schools. Robotic toys. Educational music videos. Cryptocurrency. Our students do Spikes in any field they’re passionate about. They are ordinary teenagers doing extraordinary things.

Monica

NYU Abu Dhabi ‘22

Passion: Environmentalism

Spike: Urban Beekeeping Micro-business

Monica came to us with an interest in Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and a fear of bees. With our coaching, she became an urban beekeeper, caring for over 25,000 bees on the balcony of her Taipei apartment. She then started a micro-business selling her own brand of honey: “Polluted Honey.” In order to raise awareness of pollution, this honey had special labels that showed the level of pollutants in the air when it was produced.

Jessica

Johns Hopkins ‘22

Passion: Facial Reconstruction Surgery

Spike: Microtia Pre-Op Psychological Initiative For Kids

Jessica came to us with a strong interest in medicine but very little hands-on experience. Through our guidance, she developed a unique perspective on facial reconstruction surgeries and went on to build a community that helped thousands of families in Southeast Asia and Latin America.

Yani

Wharton (Penn) ‘22

Passion: Sustainable Energy & Fitness

Spike: Kingswood Sustainable Gym

Learn how Yani’s passion for sustainable energy and fitness transformed her school’s gym into a STEM-classroom and electricity generator that helped power her school.

Jackie

Vanderbilt ‘22

Passion: Karate

Spike: Self-Defense Course for International Schools

Karate helped Jackie build up his confidence and overcome social anxiety. When he noticed that his peers were nervous about going abroad to college due to safety concerns on US campuses, he began an initiative to teach students how to defend themselves and build their confidence.

What our students say

Justin

Duke ‘22

Their coaching helped me realize that I could set more ambitious goals and take concrete actions to achieve them.

Victoria

Georgetown ‘22

The program taught me the importance and excitement of being extraordinary in one field. It pushed me to aim high and work hard toward the goals through rigorous planning and creative tools, which I, and most high school students, have never done it before.

Jackie

Vanderbilt ‘22

The Spike Lab made me realize I have the capability to aim higher and further guided me to achieve goals -creating a unique spike, getting into a top university, and putting more meaning into my high school career- that I never imagined attaining.

Andy

Emory ‘23

The Spike Lab has given me a brand new perspective on who I could be and what I could do as a teenager. They provided perfect guidance as I went through the important process of exploring my interests.

Longan

Tufts ‘23

This program has taught me how to reach bigger goals and excel in a field by pushing me to work smarter. The skills and creative, logical thinking I’ve learned have prepared me to succeed even beyond tertiary education.