Below is an overview of the program:
TKS was developed with CEOs and global leaders, modeled after curriculums from Stanford, Harvard, and MIT, and is designed to replicate the learning environment and culture of Silicon Valley.
We don’t use textbooks.
You'll work on solving real problems that companies are facing today. You’ll learn how to use first principles thinking and mental models to prepare a recommendation for the company, and if selected, present to their leadership team.
Past challenge partners include:
Get mentorship from successful people who are experts in their industries. We have incredible mentors who love supporting TKS students and the projects you’re building.
We help students secure summer internships at companies. It’s rare for teens to work at leading companies, but TKS is the exception. During TKS, you will build a portfolio of projects and develop real-world skills employers are looking for.
Through our corporate internship partners and training workshops, we will help you earn an internship. These opportunities aren't guaranteed, but your chances of being hired are significantly higher if you follow our training.
These are some students who have earned summer internships:
Brainstorm and design solutions to problems using emerging technologies and sciences.
Hackathons were born in Silicon Valley from the mindset of “move fast and break things”, famously coined by Facebook. The purpose was to think fast and brainstorm without constraints.
TKS sessions are highly engaging and experiential. You’ll constantly be working on problems that don’t have solutions... yet.
There are tons of resources and tools on our platform for you to discover that will help accelerate your growth. Here are a few:
Learn about over 40 emerging technologies and sciences at your own pace.
Meet with TKS students and alumni from around the world to develop friendships, learn from each other, and grow together!
See what projects other TKS students are working on in our real-time activity page.
Playbooks and Resources
Access playbooks on over 30 topics like networking, productivity hacks, and mental wellness.
See upcoming events, including guest speakers, workshops, and games nights.
... and so much more!
Our community is filled with people who want to make the world a better place. Meet your future best friends and co-founders, while having fun and accelerating your personal growth. During the program we host community events for you to meet people in your cohort, the global TKS community, and alumni.
“Before joining TKS, I didn’t really feel like I fit in at school. But during the program I met so many amazing people that made me feel like I belong here. I found my tribe.”
- Kevin Liu
Your mindset is the foundation of your thoughts and actions. In each session, you’ll train a new weekly mindset that will accelerate your personal growth. We train mindsets with action items and real-world examples of how to implement these mindsets.
Bias towards action is a mindset we train, one of Amazon’s leadership principles. Oftentimes we overthink and second guess ourselves. Having a bias towards action allows us to make decisions quickly and take action without falling into the trap of overthinking.
These are some other mindsets we train:
There are three stages of the application process. We’re looking for people who are impact-driven, curious to learn about exponential technologies, and want to join a global community of like-minded people.
Stage 1: Application
Stage 2: Interview
Stage 3: Enrolment
Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition for the program goes directly into employee salaries and operating costs. Our program directors and staff are full-time and 100% dedicated to our students and alumni.
Our commitment is to support ambitious students regardless of their financial situation. To ensure support is going to the people who need it most, accepted students must apply for financial support and demonstrate their financial needs. Please don’t let your financial situation stop you from applying.
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