Arlington, VA and Brookline, MA (PRWEB) October 03, 2012
Student success requires a holistic approach to college and career planning – tying both academic rigor and extracurricular experience to post-secondary goals. To increase student exposure to enrichment programs outside of academics, Hobsons has partnered with TeenLife, to provide listings including summer programs, community service, and gap year programs through Naviance.
“Increasingly, schools are encouraging students to seek out service and enrichment opportunities to round out their education. These programs can help students learn more about themselves while building a base of experience that can be beneficial in further education and in a career," said Stephen M. Smith
There is a wide array of experiential learning opportunities available to students. However, few teens, educators and families have the time to keep up with these options, and determine which ones are best suited to their needs and interests. Naviance customers will benefit from this integration with TeenLife through continual updates to their database – comprised of thousands of listings – with new information found online, via newsletters, and through live events. Additionally, Naviance customers will be able to augment this data by adding their own information collected from outside sources.
“Partnering with Hobsons allows us to help more students find the enrichment program that matches their interests,” said Marie Schwartz, president and founder of TeenLife. “Integrating TeenLife into the Naviance platform introduces nearly 5 million users at 5,500 schools to the variety of options available to them.”
Hobsons helps educators, administrators, students, and families maximize success through every stage of the learning lifecycle. Hobsons’ personalized learning, academic planning, post-secondary enrollment, and student support solutions serve millions of students across more than 7,500 schools, colleges, and universities worldwide.
About TeenLife Media, LLC
TeenLife Media is the “go to” source for parents, educators, and teenagers nationwide who are seeking programs and services for college-bound students in grades 7-12. Our award-winning website, e-newsletters, specialized guides, parent magazine, and signature events feature thousands of enrichment opportunities that "bring out the best” in teenagers. These include summer programs, community service opportunities, academic experiences, and gap year programs – regionally, nationally and internationally. Access to all of our resources is free for registered parents, educators and students.
For more information about TeenLife, email info(at)teenlife(dot)com, call (617) 277-5120 or visit http://www.teenlife.com.
Rachel DiCaro Metscher
Direct: 703 859-7391
Cara Ferragamo Murray
TeenLife Media LLC
Direct: 617 277-5123