Articles by Jeff Sharpe

Dartmouth Session Comes to a Close


Well, it’s that time. Students are exchanging tear-filled farewells after two incredible weeks living and learning together. An intense “3-day Start Up” culminated with pitches on Thursday evening. Our eight teams worked hard to shape an initial idea into a minimum viable product with a “go to market” strategy. In no particular order, we had […]

Rio Pacuare Rafting


These past few days have been nothing short of phenomenal! The first morning of the program was spent traveling from San Jose to meet our guides for rafting throughout the Pacuare River. They were really welcoming and funny. After a couple hours of fun-filled, thrilling, and sometimes nerve-racking paddling we made it to our ecolodge. […]

Our Last Few Days in Brooklyn


Two action-packed weeks have come to a close. The last 72 hours included a visit to the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment facility, Kingsland Wildflowers, a walking tour of the financial district, the Billion Oyster Project, and lots of time dedicated towards our design challenge. The program concluded with some classic NYC experiences – Broadway (Phantom […]

Welcome to Dartmouth 2019


Greetings Earthlings! We are so excited to meet you on July 14! It is going to be an incredible two weeks and we hope you are all getting ready to have a super fun, adventurous, and inspirational time at Dartmouth. We’ll be canoeing on the Connecticut River, engaging in meaningful discussion and workshops, and learning […]

Welcome to Brooklyn 2019


Counting down the hours until we welcome our 2019 Brooklyn cohort. It is going to be an awesome two weeks and we hope you all are getting ready to have a super fun, interesting, and engaging time in the greatest city on earth (I”m biased)! We’ll be kayaking in the Hudson harbor, exploring NYC’s renowned […]

What To Look For In A Pre-College Summer Program


The pre-college field is about three decades old. It has matured, more or less, alongside other services that developed largely as a consequence of the growing competitiveness of college admissions. There was a time, not too long ago, when applying to college was a pretty straightforward process. Taking the SAT was something you simply showed […]