What is Teen Innovators?
Teen Innovators is about connection, community and building confidence. We are a company by teens for teens that strives to offer a fun, interactive environment to teach leadership skills such as communication, networking, executive functioning, and creative thinking in a way where students do not need to do a lot of prep work and are inspired by older peers.
What programs does Teen Innovators offer?
We provide a platform for ideas from teens to be heard, acknowledged, and validated. Our students gain self-esteem by figuring out how to plug into solving today’s challenges. We do this through flexible and fluid 30-minute mentoring sessions that leave middle school students feeling empowered and purposeful. We do this through Leadership Programs that are fun and useful.
One of the goals of the plan is for the student to develop a two-minute pitch of a problem/ solution.
Please check out our Programs Page.
Q: Who is this program for? This Program is For Teens and Tweens age 11-16 who:
- desire to connect with and learn from successful older peers, OR
- seek to increase future opportunities, OR
- want to develop leadership skills that are critical to future success, OR
- aspire to help solve global or local community challenges, OR
- need a helpful sounding board for their big ideas to take shape
We love to nurture innovative thinking and share our knowledge and leadership skills to create successful leaders of tomorrow.
Q: Who is this program NOT for?
- want more homework
- don’t like fluid, flexible, self-led schedules
- are not willing to push themselves to become successful leaders of tomorrow
Our program is designed to help kids feel happy and expansive, not tied down. There is no homework required, and ideas are developed and honed in our mentor sessions and leadership classes.
How does this differ from a business program?
How old do you need to participate in Teen Innovators?
Most Teen Innovator students are between the ages of 11-16; however, any child mature enough to engage in critical thinking with their peers is welcome to join.
What measures are in place to ensure the safety of my child?
All of our Mentors have been background checked and cleared to work with your teens in a safe and fun environment. Your child’s safety is our priority, and our platform is built on measures to protect them and their ideas. Please reference our terms and conditions here.
What is a peer/expert mentor?
How does the TI Student get paired up with a mentor?
How do I sign up?
Please click here to sign up and complete your application. The first step is to complete a brief survey. The second step is to select a peer mentor to meet with, based on availability.
What is included in my monthly subscription?
The Growth Level includes access to an expert mentor meeting and four other peer mentor meetings. You can also attend two in-person zoom classes. You can view unlimited downloadable leadership classes. The growth level offers 8 hours of creative and innovative teaching for your student.
To begin your journey with Teen Innovators, visit our Programs Page.
My child missed their appointment, what do I do?
How do I use Zoom?
After a call with the mentors, what is the next step?
When does the student get to participate in the Pitch Contest?