Looking for a way to give your teen some perspective on their future? Teenlife.com is going live. Jan. 31 from noon to 6 p.m., their first “TeenLife Live Virtual Fair,” will kick off online. The fair will give teens, parents and educators an opportunity to learn more about experiential learning opportunities outside of the classroom. Attendees will hear from 12 presenters and over 30 exhibitors about colleges, study abroad programs, college admission testing services as well as summer and gap year programs.
Attendees will be able to visit and chat in real time from any computer, tablet or smartphone via the TeenLife Live! Platform. The conference features live streaming video of presentations, virtual booths and Q&A sessions. Created with middle and high schoolers in mind, topics to be covered include: “The New SAT,” “Life Skills,” “Language Immersion,” and “The Importance of Community Service in High School,” just to name a few. L.A. area organizations participating in the fair include American University Preparatory School, Southern California Institute of Architecture, Lion’s Heart and iD Tech Camps. In addition to interactions with organizations and experts, participants can win prizes from sponsors Microsoft and Fathom Impact Travel during the event.
TeenLife.com was founded by Marie Schwartz, a former marketing professional and mother of two, who saw a need for information about experiences that inspire purpose and passion in teens. Through the fair, which will also showcase STEM and performing and visual arts programs, as well as scholarships and internships, she hopes that teens will gain the life skills critical for success in college and the workplace.