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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services

Mission: Teenshop empowers girls with goals to become caring, courageous leaders and change agents in their communities and beyond. We accomplish our mission through an innovative series of transformational workshops and activities that help girls develop into productive citizens and positive role models. Our students are from all socio-economic families, and each with a goal to achieve career success and make a difference.

Results: Since Teenshop was founded on June 15, 1985, more than 8,000 girls have been enrolled, and all of our graduates matriculate to college and transition into successful careers. We are proud to have Teenshop graduates working as leaders in their former chapters.

Target demographics: to help teen girls 13-18 focus on achieving their goals and matriculate to college

Direct beneficiaries per year: 300 students

Geographic areas served: Philadelphia, PA, Los Angeles, CA, and Camden, NJ

Programs: residential College Prep Summer program, college tours, leadership training, community service, life skills workshops including health and fitness, workforce development, STEM, cultural and creative arts exposure, and more.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

Teenshop is an extraordinary program for young ladies between the ages of 13 and 18 that helps to develop them into young women who are confident, innovative and not afraid to think outside of the box! I have had the honor to be part of Mount Carmel Teenshop for 13 years. My daughter graduated from the chapter and demonstrated the aforementioned characteristics throughout her too short, but productive life. It is a privilege for me to see the young ladies: who I consider "diamonds in the rough", turn into these brilliant gems, coming into maturity, knowing that they have the ability to do anything and that nothing and no one can limit them except themselves! If parents/guardians want their daughter(s) to become part of an organization that strives to help them be the best they can be, then Teenshop, Inc. is the one!


Rating: 5

This is the 3rd year for South Jersey Teenshop. Excellent exposure for the young ladies of South Jersey. The photo was taken at our Career Day Workshop and features the Founder of Teenshop Inc., Ms. Elleanor J. Hendley.

2 Raina2


Rating: 5

Teenshop Inc. is a wonderful program focused on helping teenage girls develop the skills they need in the real world. I joined Teenshop when I was 14 years-old, and being in the program helped me grow to become more confident in myself. I am now a senior in college, getting ready to graduate in May, and I attribute much of the success I've had in my college career directly to Teenshop. I also volunteer with the Grace Teenshop chapter now and I love seeing the girls bond with each other and grow into confident young women. I've seen a lot of girls who are very shy like I used to be, come into this program and completely come out of their shell, the officers and the other girls always make the environment as inviting as possible. I learned so much while in this program and I continue to learn a lot working with it as a volunteer.

2 Tanya37


Rating: 5

I personally can say a lot about Teens hop. I graduated in 1997 and haven't left. It has shaped me into the adult I am today.I have since many young ladies graduate from this program and still pick up the phone and call me to see if they can come back and help.