Marie Schwartz

"Learning by Doing" Advocate

Marie is the CEO & Founder of, the first and largest online directory of enrichment and academic programs specifically for students in grades 7-12. She is passionate about experiential learning and helping teens to discover their strengths before they head to college. She started "TeenLife Boston" when she could not easily find summer programs for her two sons who were 12 and 14 at the time. Today, lists nearly 15,000 opportunities consisting of summer programs, schools, gap year programs, colleges, college admission resources, and community service. TeenLife also publishes a series of digital guides. Parents, students, and educators are encouraged to join - its free!