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Passion to Impact Virtual Summit!

A 3-Day Virtual Summit for High Schoolers to Launch Impactful Passion Projects
Friday March 1 - Sunday March 3, 2024

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Who?

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

What?

Masterclasses on how to launch & scale your passion project!
PLUS get a free trial of our signature college prep program, the Admissions Edge!

When?

Friday, March 1 – Sunday March 3
Friday: 3pm & 4pm PST
Sat & Sun: 11am, 1pm, & 3pm PST
Pacific Time Daily

Where?

Live on Zoom! Tune in from anywhere in the world.
You'll even get access to all the recordings!

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!

Meet Your Host, Dyllen Nellis!

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

Our Speakers Have Been Seen In

Forbes 30 under 30
Stanford Report

Your Epic Lineup

Learn from inspiring changemakers at top universities who founded their own impactful passion projects!

Vivian Wang

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

Presentation Topics:
• How to Create a Moonshot Project Idea That Combines Your Interests
• Scaling Up: From School Club to Global Organization

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. 

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

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.

In fact, we'll give you ALL the strategy you need to effectively craft your story into authentic college applications.

When you register for the Passion to Impact Summit...

...you ALSO get a 14-Day Free Trial to the Admissions Edge, our
✨ signature college prep program ✨

Take a sneak peek into the Admissions Edge below!

Passion to Impact

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

The Ultimate Guide to Craft Your Story

Our flagship online course to create a stand-out college application that gains acceptance to your dream schools, wins $20,000+ in scholarships, and conveys the true you.

...plus some incredible bonuses to make your success even easier.

BONUS!

Essays That Work:
30+ Successful College Essay Examples

By Real Students Accepted Into Top-Ranked Universities (Analyzed & Color-Coded to Break Down the Structure!)
Common App Essays, UC PIQs, & Supplemental Essays

BONUS!

Next Gen Admit Discord Community

Connect with fellow changemakers, be the first to hear about new opportunities, and get your questions answered!
Luke Boston University

"I am happy to share that because of Dyllen’s help, I will be attending my dream school: Boston University!!!"

"When I met with Dyllen on Zoom for the first time, I was all over the place! Dyllen immediately helped ease my nerves and provided great advice while answering all of my countless, and very specific questions. I have many friends who paid for SAT tutoring and other personal college counseling, and based on what I’ve heard from them, Dyllen’s services are far more valuable and she is so much more skilled at what she does. I highly recommend that all college applicants take advantage of the tools and services she has to offer."
Luke – Boston University
Connecticut
Vania Cornell

"I got a full ride to an Ivy League!"

"With Dyllen's program, I learned what to do before the writing process, how to level up the essays, and how to save crucial time by recycling essays in the best way possible! There are plenty of resources on how to write essays but this program really gave me a new perspective on portraying me as a human and how to stand out as an international student. I wouldn't have been able to make it without your help Dyllen!"
Vania – Cornell University
Peru
Hudson USC

"Dyllen pushed my son beyond anything I would've thought possible."

"My son learned more about writing in the two weeks between Christmas and the New Year than in his 4 years of school! I only wish that we had found Dyllen a year earlier. She went out of her way to be encouraging with rough love and pushed my son beyond anything I would've thought possible."
Parent of Hudson – USC
California
Maya UPenn

"I'm going to UPenn!"

"I learned how to better organize my essay response and I realized my response did not have to be one life-changing moment, but could be a series of events and life experiences that built my character!"
Maya – University of Pennsylvania
Maryland

"Dyllen's college essay advising service stands unparalleled to any other service out there!"

"I entered the college application process without much support from others but I stumbled upon Dyllen's YouTube channel over the summer. She generously offers so many resources and I can tell that she loves working with every one of her students. To all future applicants, definitely reach out to Dyllen for help! I thought of it as an investment into my future and I'm so glad that Dyllen makes this process accessible to all!"
Vivian – Stanford University
California

"Dyllen is fantastic and knows so much about college essays."

"Even though I felt confident about my general writing abilities, college essay writing is a different beast. She helped me tackle it, encouraging me to reflect further and refine my essays into pieces that were authentically me. She was always timely and available to answer follow-up questions, too. I'd highly recommend her services wherever you are in your application process!"
Allison – UC Berkeley
California
UC Berkeley Logo

"Dyllen has the eye of a storyteller."

"Dyllen helped clarify different moving parts of my essay to become one cohesive narrative. By asking a number of probing questions, identifying confusing syntax, and pointing out opportunities for me to tie my complicated story together, her feedback made sure I presented myself in the best way possible. Compared to other services, Dyllen's focuses on capturing who YOU are as an individual. Because of Dyllen, I was able to show who I was and who I became in my story, and this is a skill that not many people can do well. But Dyllen can! Her teachings and feedback allowed me to create an application that I was proud of!"
Clara – UC Berkeley
California

"I won the USC Presidential Scholarship!"

"Dyllen's program helped me so much throughout my college application process. She really allowed me to add structure to the process, identify what I needed to work on, organize my ideas, and evaluate what I truly wanted to convey in my essays. The videos and curriculum integrated into her course really helped me tell my story and be proud of my writing. It was definitely worth it! I would recommend it!"
Uriel – USC
Washington

"Thanks for helping me get into the Ivy League!"

"Dyllen helped bring clarity to my essay structure that was desperately needed, further helping to unify my ideas into a cohesive narrative for a successful application that highlighted the best I had to offer."
Prince – Cornell University
California
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"Meeting with Dyllen over Zoom allowed me to have a lot of clarity and direction going into college essay writing season."

"We brainstormed my theme and ways to tell my story, which helped me get a good head start on the hardest part of essay writing. I appreciated all of her great ideas and encouragement so much!"
Isabella – Yale University
California

"I wrote authentic essays!"

"Dyllen really helped me challenge myself to play with my writing in a visual and creative way rather than try to make myself sound a certain way through my writing that wasn’t authentic. I loved the examples she used and the descriptions and emphasis on utilizing sensory imagery in my essays."
Sarah – New York University
Boston
Columbia Logo

"Dyllen made it easy."

The college application process was super stressful and scary, but Dyllen made it easy to step back and get to the root of my problems. If you're unsure about what stories to write about, she made it easy to pinpoint the most interesting things about you, make them relevant to your character, and write wonderful essays. Dyllen broke down the structure and made it a more collaborative and individualized experience, making it easier to figure out what to write about."
Julie – Columbia University
California

"Dyllen understands the college application process, and I knew I could trust her feedback."

"She gave me great advice on how to better organize my supplements and "spice up" the writing style. She also explained her suggestions in a simple way so that I could easily understand how to make adjustments. She is also extremely accessible and provided a quick turn-around time. I definitely recommend her services!"
Eve – University of Pennsylvania
New York
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Passion to Impact Virtual Summit!

A 3-Day Virtual Summit for High Schoolers to Launch Impactful Passion Projects
Friday March 1 - Sunday March 3, 2024

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

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