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