PHILADELPHIA, PA (PRWEB) April 10, 2014
An exclusive residential summer camp program designed to prepare female high school seniors for college has opened its application process to receive students nationwide.
The Residential College Prep Summer Program, which was created and is hosted by Teenshop, Inc., -- an award-winning, Philadelphia-based nonprofit for girls with goals – is being held at Bryn Mawr College for two weeks from July 13th through the 26th. Now in its seventh year, the program was made available only to girls who were members of Teenshop which has chapters in Philadelphia, Los Angeles and is opening a chapter in South Jersey this year. For the first time, the program is being made available to girls regardless of their affiliation due to the demand for experiences like this, according to Teenshop Founder and President, Elleanor Jean Hendley. “We have been very fortunate to offer dozens of girls with exposure to some of the most accomplished female professionals in their respective fields in this intensive setting on the campus of Bryn Mawr,” Hendley said. “Because the challenges facing women in their career pursuits continue to grow, we thought it most appropriate to broaden the access to this program.”
The program combines elements of leadership, mentorship and scholarship to provide the participants with various exposure opportunities including methods for improving SAT scores, tips for strengthening college application essays, money management skills, public speaking training and career-building strategies.
The tuition for the program is $1,995 per student which includes all expenses for the two-week experience with the application deadline set for April 30th. Information and applications are available online at http://www.Teenshop.org or via e-mail at Teenshop1985(at)gmail(dot)com or by phone at 215.851.1842.
For the first time, a full scholarship to the program will be offered to one girl who demonstrates financial need and submits a 500-word essay on “Why Going to College Matters.”
About Teenshop: Teenshop was founded in 1985 by Elleanor Jean Hendley, an Emmy Award-winning former CBS 3 TV news journalist and talk show producer/host. Three chapters are located in Philadelphia and one in Los Angeles. A South Jersey chapter is slated to open in the fall of 2014. All girls matriculate to college or professional schools.