Teen Think Tank Project

The Teen Think Tank Project is a student-run policy institute that fosters tomorrow’s leaders by providing exceptional high school students with the opportunity to broaden their communication, research, decision-making, and analytic skills. 

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The 10-week live virtual program explores social issues, develops critical thinking skills, fosters effective research techniques, implements problem solving strategies, and develops policy framework for real life issues.

Current Offerings

2021 Winter Session

1) Social Protest & Sports

Learn more about the Teen Think Tank Project’s Winter Session

Upcoming Offerings

2021 Summer Session

1) Social Protest & Sports

Dates: June 7, 2021 – August 25, 2021

Days/Time: Mondays & Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Tuition: $2,500

Application Deadline: May 1, 2021

Research focus: Developing a blueprint to activate athlete voices

  • Explore the history of social protest in sports, examining the relative successes and struggles of athletes looking to advocate for change. Work as part of a research group that includes fellow students, political scientists, journalists, sports professionals, advocates and thought leaders to develop a policy framework that will serve as a blueprint for future socially conscious athletes.

2) Financial Stability

Dates: June 8 – August 26, 2021

Days/Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Tuition: $2,500

Application Deadline: May 1, 2021

Research focus: Achieving economic security and fighting poverty

  •  Investigate the struggles and hardships that low-income American families face. Understand how education inequalities, underemployment, inconsistent health benefits, and institutional prejudices prevent individuals from escaping poverty’s grip.

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What students can expect:

  • Competitive enrollment
  • 36 online contact hours
  • Publication of scholarly work
  • College-level discourse
  • 100% virtual instruction
  • Academic networking
  • Develop critical thinking skills
  • Learn research fundamentals

What they say about us:

As a high school administrator, I am always looking for new opportunities to challenge my students, especially my strongest and most creative thinkers. The Teen Think Tank has been such a beneficial addition to the lives of these students. Even in these difficult times, I have seen the Think Tank students at my school grow and thrive, thanks to the program, its staff and their fellow researchers.

Domenic Mingacci, Jr.
Assistant Principal for Student Affairs
Archbishop Wood High School

I wish they had this program when I was in high school!

Doug Tribou
Host, Morning Edition
Michiagn Radio (NPR)

Thoughtful and intelligent students .  What a promising future.

Mike Finkelstein
Director at Global Sports Business, M.S Program
Rutgers University

The Teen Think Tank Project’s mission of fostering critical skills, creating policy frameworks and empowering future change makers is a necessary resource and opportunity for high performing teens.  The projects focus on building leadership and communication skills that are vital for successful future career and advancement, for the teens involved in the project.  

Connie Whitman
CEO, Whitman & Associates, LLC

Get More Information:

Students, parents and teachers can learn more about the Teen Think Tank by attending one of our upcoming weekly online information sessions, sitting in one of our current research group sessions, or requesting more information to learn how this program can help exceptional students prepare for college…while learning the skills that will help them become agents of social change.

^ 50% off tuition offered to accepted students who submitted applications before 11:59pm on March 17, 2021.  The submission of an applications does not create on obligation or relationship between the parties.  Only accepted students who enroll in the program are required to pay tuition. Payment plans available.  

* The first 15 registrants for one of the weekly information sessions will receive a $5 e-gift card. Eligible registrants will be notified if they are one fo the first 15 registrants and must attend their designated session for the duration of the session to receive the e-gift card. E-gift cards will be sent to eligible registrants following the information session.