Inspiring the youth. Empowering the future.

Top Notch Scholars is a Non Profit Organization that focuses on leadership development for youth, young professionals and businesses.

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"Outside of formal education we need role models & motivation." - Joanna de Peña

President Joanna de Peña created Top Notch with the passion to help others reach their personal success. Whether in the workplace, in the classroom or becoming an Entreprenuer. Anything is possible.

Top Notch Services

Youth Motivational Speaking

Inspiring our youth.


Leadership development, workshops and conferences.

Networking Events

Grow your network at our free events.


Helping kids break financial barriers.

Corporate Workshops

Stress management, motivation and leadership.


Teaching kids key strategies and skills.


Young professionals and parents.


Preparing students for their future.

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Thank You Microsoft!

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Send us an email or give us a call to learn more about our services.


Donate to Top Notch Scholars

Top Notch Scholars is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported largely through generous contributions from individuals like you. Your contributions are tax-deductible. The need for you to help is great and the opportunities are plenty.

Online Donations

Make a Donation by Mail

To send your contibution by mail please download the mail-in donation form and send it in with your check to:

Top Notch Scholars
60 Island Street
Lawrence, MA 01840
Mailbox #54

Gift Matching Programs

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contribution made by their employees. Contact your Human Resource Department and ask. The impact of your gift to the club can be doubled or possibly tripled!

Give Stock

Transferring stock is an excellent way to support Top Notch Scholars. A gift of securities may provide significant benefits, such as:

Increased value for your gift and decreased cost to you.
A charitable income tax deduction for the fair market value of the gifted securities.
Elimination of capital gains tax that would ordinarily become due if you had sold the appreciated securities on the open market and donated the proceeds of the sale to the club.

For instructions for giving securities, contact us to learn more.

More Ways to Give!

Are you looking for information on Corporate Sponsorship?

Planned Giving can be a great way to give.