Join us inside Passion to Impact to...

Launch Your Own Passion Project.
Create Real-World Impact.
Stand Out in Admissions.

Who?

For high school students in grades 9-12 eager to create impactful passion projects and stand out in college admissions!

What?

The masterclasses, resources, community, and skills you need to launch and scale your project!

When?

NOW! Enroll in Passion to Impact for immediate access to the course content and community!

How Much?

Free! Register for the summit
and get a 14-day trial of the Admissions Edge Program at no cost. Post-trial, it's just $97/mo, cancel anytime.

LMK if this sounds like you...

✅ You're a self-starter! An ambitious high school student in grades 9-12.

✅ You care about solving real world problems and creating meaningful change in your community.

✅ You've got strong interests and intellectual curiosity, but you're craving the practical strategy to apply them in impactful passion projects.

✅ You're ready to cultivate leadership and professional skills.

✅ You're eager to set yourself apart in college admissions!

Passion Projects demonstrate
the exact qualities colleges want.

(But this only works if it comes from a place of genuine passion!)

Unlike traditional education, passion projects push you to learn by doing.
They demonstrate your intellectual curiosity and initiative to address real problems outside of the classroom.

It's no easy journey, but that's what spurs growth! You will encounter unique challenges & experiences that will equip you with valuable skills & life lessons. (Sounds like the recipe for a stand-out college essay, doesn't it?)

Colleges want to be certain that by admitting you into their school, you will make great use of their education, resources, and opportunities. Your passion project serves as an example for the kind of work you might do once enrolled in their school!

Not to mention... passion projects can change your entire life.
You’ll gain more clarity & direction about your interests, preparing you for college and informing your life path! (P.S. my passion project inspired me to change my major and pursue this business full-time after college!)

Hey there, I'm Dyllen! 👋

For the past 4 years, I've been helping high schoolers just like you craft stand-out college applications and get accepted into their dream schools such as Stanford, Harvard, Columbia, and UCLA!

It's true, college admissions are getting more competitive each year. We've noticed a recent trend: most students who get into top universities not only craft their personal experiences into powerful stories, but they also tend to have passion projects that tie together their interests, essays, and activities.

Now of course, there's a lot of talk about fabricated projects that don't actually create the impact they boast on college apps – but that's not what we're talking about. At Next Gen Admit, authenticity is key to our approach.

So I called on our clients and friends – inspiring changemakers making BIG waves – and brought these brilliant brains together to give YOU the tools, education, and practical strategy you need to create projects from a place of real passion to produce real impact.

Dyllen Nellis
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Our Speakers Have Been Seen In

Forbes 30 under 30
Stanford Report

Learn from inspiring passion project founders at top universities

Nonprofits? Research Projects? Books? Advocacy? We'll help you do it all.

Vivian Wang

Co-founder & President of Linens N Love
Stanford University '25

Presentation Topic:
• How to Create a Moonshot Project Idea That Combines Your Interests

Vivian Wang is the co-founder of Linens N Love and a junior at Stanford University studying Computer Science and Entrepreneurial Management. She co-founded Linens N Love in 2014 after learning about the way that hotels unsustainably discard linens with slight imperfections, such as a coffee stain or pen mark. Over the past nine years, Vivian and her team have collectively repurposed 55,000 linens to donate to homeless shelters, women’s homes, animal shelters, and more. Vivian’s work has been recognized by The Kelly Clarkson Show, Forbes, T-Mobile, DHL, Hershey’s, and PEOPLE Magazine. During these virtual sessions, Vivian hopes to guide young changemakers through the entire ideation to execution process of creating an impactful, niche initiative.

Ben Guzovsky

Founder of Doorstop Education
Princeton University '24

Presentation Topic:
Escape the Classroom: Using Cold Emails to Create Luck and Opportunity

Ben is a senior and history major at Princeton. He independently organized field research at high schools in 15 states, observing classes and conducting over 100 one-on-one conversations with students. His experience inspired him to create Doorstop Education, a platform that shows high school students 100s of ways to change their school experience, no matter what they’re struggling with. He also runs a few fun side projects: a bite-sized productivity app, a few AI prompt engineering tools, and a writing course for middle and high schoolers.

Rayouf Alhumedhi

Rayouf Alhumedhi

Product Designer & Creator of the Hijab Emoji
Stanford University '23

Presentation Topic:
• How to Leverage Media Campaigns for Exposure

Rayouf Alhumedhi is a product designer who is using her design skills for good. In 2016, she started the hijab emoji project, successfully creating and campaigning for a hijab emoji that would spark fruitful dialogue and help other Muslim women feel seen and represented. She has since appeared on the Forbes 30 under 30 list, been nominated as one of Time’s Most Influential Teens, and been featured in The Emoji Story, a documentary that premiered at Tribeca Film Festival.

Ecy King

Ecy King

Author of Bit by Bit: Computer Science Comic
Stanford University '23

Presentation Topic:
Crafting a Compelling Project Proposal to Bring a Book Idea to Life, Bit by Bit

Ecy (AC) King is the author/illustrator of the educational Computer Science (CS) comic Bit by Bit, which is being published by the Stanford University Press this June. She’s also coauthored the Fractal Gridding Notepad. Her work has been featured on the Stanford Report, Stanford’s YouTube, Stanford Instagrams, the Stanford President’s 2023 Commencement Address, the Stanford Alumni Magazine, the SymSys Journal Ex Machina, and presented/sold around the globe. She’s currently pursuing a CS Master’s and did her B.S. in Symbolic Systems at Stanford where she’s served as a class president, CS instructor, and Stanford Daily writer.

Maya Novak-Herzog

Head of Partnerships at Lumiere Education
Northwestern University (PhD Candidate)

Presentation Topic:
Why You Should Be Doing Academic Research Before You Apply to College (And How to Do It!)

Maya Novak-Herzog is a PhD candidate at Northwestern University and the Head of Partnerships at Lumiere Education. Her work on gender inequality and sexual violence legislation has been published by the American Political Science Association and the University of Michigan Press.

Nell Williams

Activist and Researcher
Harvard University '27

Presentation Topic:
Award-Winning Social Justice Research: From Class Assignment to Community Passion Project

Nell is a first-year student at Harvard and has worked in various capacities of social justice activism (such as interning for Diversify Our Narrative National and Bank of America Student Leader Program), but her true passion project was independent research on medical disparities within Black communities. By utilizing a variety of digital platforms and sharing her results with local community organizations, she turned a high school assignment into an independent project that combined STEM and social justice. Because of this project, Nell won the 2023 Princeton Prize in Race Relations and the WashU Black Law Student Association 1st Place Scholarship. 

Plusssssss... each speaker compiled a list of resources & tools to directly apply to your own projects!

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Your Summit Sessions

Each session is 60 minutes of value-packed strategy and Q&A!

Plusssssss... each speaker compiled a list of resources & tools to directly apply to your own projects!

Your Summit Agenda

Each session will be 30-60 minutes with educational content and Q&A!

Friday, March 1

3:00 PM PST
How to Leverage Your Passions to Stand Out in Admissions
with Dyllen Nellis

4:00 PM PST
How to Create a Moonshot Project Idea That Combines Your Interests
with Vivian Wang

Saturday, March 2

1:00 PM PST
Crafting a Compelling Project Proposal to Bring a Book Idea to Life, Bit by Bit
with Ecy King

3:00 PM PST
Escape the Classroom: Using Cold Emails to Create Luck and Opportunity
with Ben Guzovsky

Sunday, March 3

11:00 AM PST
Why You Should Be Doing Academic Research Before You Apply to College (And How to Do It!)
with Maya Novak-Herzog

1:00 PM PST
Award-Winning Social Justice Research: From Class Assignment to Community Passion Project
with Nell Williams

3:00 PM PST
How to Leverage Media Campaigns for Exposure
with Rayouf Alhumedhi

We stay on top of trends so you're never left behind.

Meet Your AI-Powered Passion Project Toolkit

Passion to Impact includes an innovative suite of AI-driven tools
designed to bring your passion projects to life.

Unlock Unlimited Guidance

No more worrying what form your passion project should take to best fit the problem you aim to solve. With our AI Toolkit, you'll pursue activities that align with your interests, values, and goals.

Create Real World Impact

Transform your interests into impactful passion projects and make a positive difference in your community.

Stand Out in
College Admissions

Take your intellectual curiosity beyond the classroom and develop ideas, projects, and skills that will set you apart when it comes time to apply to college.

Say hello to your new BFFs

The EC Expert

Introducing The EC Expert, the crown jewel of our toolkit. This chat-based AI tool provides on-demand, expert advising on any extracurricular activity or passion project, at any time. The EC Expert will provide an honest evaluation of your activities – no fluff! – and guide you on how to make them more impactful for college apps.

Imagine having an elite college prep advisor on call 24/7, that's what you get with The EC Expert!

Passion Project Idea Generator

Designed to kickstart your creativity, our passion project idea generator provides personalized project ideas that align with your goals and interests. Each idea is carefully crafted to address real-world problems, making a positive impact while boosting your college application profile.

Just input your interests, intended major, existing extracurriculars, and press GO! Watch the magic unfold in front of your eyes.

In Passion to Impact, you'll be able to run this bot an unlimited number of times, ensuring you land on the best idea you are confident in pursuing.

Passion Project Action Plan Generator

Your days of worrying "But HOW am I going to do this??" are over.

Say hello to your step-by-step roadmap to a successful passion project. This tool provides a personalized action plan and timeline to complete your chosen passion project idea, along with suggested resources for each stage of the process.

It's like having a personal project manager, ensuring you've got everything you need to launch your project within your given timeframe!

Plus, we include several databases for you to find internships, competitions, programs, and more opportunities!

Eliminate the guesswork.
Explore new pathways.
Nurture your intellectual curiosity.

(For a fraction of the cost.)

College consultants will typically charge around $200-$500+ per hour to tell you the same information as our tools – perhaps even a watered down version.

Think about it... college consultants are trained in admissions strategy. So while they can tell you which ECs are stronger/weaker than others, they don't know everything about biology... or computer science... or psychology... or public policy... or whatever YOUR interests are.

That's precisely where the beauty and power of Artificial Intelligence come in.

Our AI toolkit transcends the constraints of human expertise – it contains deep knowledge of all your niche and varied interests.

Interested in Economics? History? Medicine?
AI knows it all.
Our toolkit will guide you through your projects step by step, no matter how niche or varied your interests might be.

But unlike typical AI systems, its mastery lies in college admissions strategies and high school passion projects.

Our AI tools have been specially trained on strategies to set your application apart at the most competitive universities in the U.S. It understands how to leverage your high school activities for maximum impact in ways that a general AI tool does not.

In short, we give you the best of both worlds - expert admissions strategy and deep insight into your unique fields of interest, without the hefty consultant price tag.

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There's no better time than now.

Passion to Impact

Elevate your activities & launch a passion project that ignites your intellectual curiosity, creates real-world impact, and sets you apart.

Join FREE for 7 days, then just $37/month!

Here's what you unlock when you enroll 😇

BONUS: Next Gen Admit Discord Community

Let's make sure we're on the same page 🤗

It's important that our values align!

You've got the right intentions.

Passion projects are NOT just a means to a college acceptance letter.
A college admissions boost is a side benefit, NOT your main motivation.

We trust that you are creating a passion project from a place of genuine passion: to solve a problem you care about and make real-world impact.

You are willing to invest time and energy to scale your project beyond high school. Your goal is to really make a difference – whether recognition is involved or not!

You're excited to gain new skills & experiences, and effectively articulate them in your college apps.

By pursuing a passion project, you will encounter unique challenges, experiences, and moments of growth – which will serve as strong topics for your college admissions essays!

Your experiences play a crucial role in shaping your college application narrative. This is why passion projects are an excellent way to combine your interests and skills to build a cohesive narrative.

It's our mission to help YOU
achieve your academic and personal goals.

We believe that our students are the heart of our innovation. Your feedback is valuable and allows us to continuously refine our existing tools and develop new ones. As the college admissions and technology landscapes evolve, so do our solutions.

But here's the most exciting part - with your Passion to Impact subscription, you'll not only get unlimited access to our current toolkit, but you'll also automatically gain access to the new AI tools we add to Passion to Impact in the future!

Dyllen Nellis Stanford

Get access to unlimited guidance
to scale your passion projects for real-world impact

Our suite of AI-Powered Tools inside Passion to Impact are expertly trained to help you
generate, develop, and scale your own passion projects – personalized to YOUR interests!

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Passion to Impact Virtual Summit!

For High Schoolers to Launch Impactful Passion Projects & Stand Out in Admissions
Recordings & resources instantly available on-demand!

Vivian Wang

Co-founder & President of Linens N Love
Stanford University '25

Ben Guzovsky

Founder of Doorstop Education
Princeton University '24

Rayouf Alhumedhi

Rayouf Alhumedhi

Product Designer & Creator of the Hijab Emoji
Stanford University '23

Ecy King

Ecy King

Author of Bit by Bit: Computer Science Comic
Stanford University '23

Maya Novak-Herzog

Head of Partnerships at Lumiere Education
Northwestern University (PhD Candidate)

Nell Williams

Activist and Researcher
Harvard University '27

How to Start a Passion Project in Middle or High School

How to Start a Passion Project in Middle or High School

Passion Project Ideas & Examples List

Passion Project Ideas & Examples List

How to Start a Nonprofit Passion Project in High School

How to Start a Nonprofit Passion Project in High School

How to Start a Research Passion Project in High School

How to Start a Research Passion Project in High School

How to Start a Book Passion Project in High School

How to Start a Book Passion Project in High School

How to Start an Organization Passion Project in High School

How to Start an Organization Passion Project in High School

How to Start an Advocacy Campaign Passion Project in High School

How to Start an Advocacy Campaign Passion Project in High School

How to Start a Passion Project in High School

How to Start a Passion Project in High School

Passion Project Ideas For Any High School Student

Passion Project Ideas For Any High School Student

What's Everyone Talking about. What IS a Passion Project

What's Everyone Talking about. What IS a Passion Project

Why are passion projects important in college admissions

Why are passion projects important in college admissions

The Ultimate Guide to Passion Projects for High Schoolers

The Ultimate Guide to Passion Projects for High Schoolers

The Ultimate Passion Project Course

The Ultimate Passion Project Course

The Ultimate Passion Project Guide

The Ultimate Passion Project Guide

How to Build a Passion Project

How to Build a Passion Project

Passion Project Course for High School Students

Passion Project Course for High School Students

Online Course for Passion Projects

Online Course for Passion Projects

Generate Impactful Passion Projects

Generate Impactful Passion Projects

How Passion Projects Can Help You Stand Out in Admissions

How Passion Projects Can Help You Stand Out in Admissions

Stand Out Passion Project Ideas That Colleges Love

Stand Out Passion Project Ideas That Colleges Love

Passion Project Ideas for High School Students

Passion Project Ideas for High School Students

How to Start a Passion Project as a High School Student

How to Start a Passion Project as a High School Student

Passion Project Ideas College Admissions Love

Passion Project Ideas College Admissions Love

Personalized Passion Project Ideas

Personalized Passion Project Ideas

AI Passion Project Generator

AI Passion Project Generator

Boost your college applications by using AI to generate unique passion project ideas based on your interests and skills.

Boost your college applications by using AI to generate unique passion project ideas based on your interests and skills.

Use our AI Passion Project Generator to create real world impact and stand out in admissions.

Use our AI Passion Project Generator to create real world impact and stand out in admissions.

Passion Project Ideas for High School Students in 2024

Passion Project Ideas for High School Students in 2024

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