Her P2P Program

Summer Programs: Passion To Proficiency

My very first teen guinea pig was a freshman in high school and also happened to be my niece.  She had fallen in love with photography and wanted to travel the world shooting pictures.  My response, “Great!  But do you really know what you are doing with that camera?”  We established a plan of action which I now call the High School P2P or Passion to Proficiency Program.

We mapped out the next several years of high school summers:

1.  Post-9th grade:  specialized program that would provide in depth skill-building with the camera, editing, story telling and portfolio building.
2.  Post-10th grade:  Travel, with camera, under the tutelage of experienced photographers and journalists.
3.  Post-11th grade:  Continue traveling but adding videography and journaling, again under the direction of experts.

Lauren is and will always be a star all on her own.  But her P2P plan augmented her skills and confidence to move forward through school.  As a graduate with distinction, from Duke University, in Visual Media Studies, she received a grant to produce a documentary on the migration of a mother and daughter from Peru to the United States.  I invite you to follow her blog, The Shared Divide, as her story unfolds.

With Lauren’s success as my guide, I have implemented the P2P plan with many teenagers with passions ranging from:   writing to medicine, engineering to sports, entrepreneurship to environmental sustainability, government and politics to musical theater.

P2P does not guarantee awards and college admissions, but P2P will enrich the life of your teen and demonstrate a commitment and dedication to success.  If you are interested in learning more about options for your teen, let’s talk.