Summer Opportunities

Free Filmmaking Camp for Girls

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Girls entering 9 – 12 grade, up to 18 years old, are eligible to apply to Girls Voices Now, a free filmmaking camp that runs from July 5 – August 6, 2021. The camp will be virtual, although there may be some in-person opportunities. Girls Voices Now aims to empower girls and femme-identifying youth from…

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Free Youth Entrepreneurship Program Open for Applications

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For those students looking to start their own business, Los Angeles Urban League has partnered with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) to create Biz Camp. Designed as a virtual four-week summer program, this free youth entrepreneurship summer camp includes interactive activities, guest speakers, aimed at providing students with a solid business background and actually…

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CalArts Offers Free Creative Labs Summer Program

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Summer’s here and if your teen is looking for a creative outlet, you’ll want to check out the Creative Labs Program offered by CalArts Community Partnership. The free labs include creative writing, arts, dance, film animation, music, and theater. Classes will be offered remotely on Zoom and will run from July 6 – 31, 2020.…

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PEN America Offers Free Speech Advocacy Institute for High School and College Students

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PEN America is offering a Summer Free Speech Advocacy Institute for high school students entering grades 10-12, and another for rising and current college students. Each track will offer a crash course in combating major threats to free speech, such as censorship, harassment, and disinformation. The Institute will equip students to become forceful advocates for…

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Free Summer 2020 Online STEAM Academy at LATTC

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Students can take classes through their STEAM program at LA Trade Tech. The Summer 2020 STEAM Academy at LATTC begins Monday, June 15, 2020 and runs through July 17, 2020. The STEAM Academy is open and completely FREE to students in grades 9-12th and for highly recommended 6-8th graders.  Classes for the Summer 2020 will be held exclusively online. Previous course offerings included Intro to Science,…

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Online Creative Writing Program Open to High School Students

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Rising 9th – 12th-grade students can step up their writing game this summer with The Common Young Writers Program. The online creative writing program runs from July 6 – 17, 2020. Taught by the editors and editorial assistants of Amherst College’s literary magazine, the two-week session will focus on the short story. In addition to submitting…

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Snap Engineering Academy Offers Paid Training

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 LA-Tech.org is partnering with Snap Inc. to host the third annual Snap Design Academy and the inaugural Snap Engineering Academy. Each academy is a hands-on, paid 120-hour training course for 15 Los Angeles Area community college students. Each student will take part in workshops, fireside chats, and mentorship with Snap Inc. employees. All students will…

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Future CEOs Learn the Ropes in Virtual Summer Entrepreneurship Academy

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For those students with an eye to running their own company, they’ll want to check out Long Island University’s Virtual Summer Entrepreneurship Academy. In order to attend, they will need to have a principal, counselor, or teacher to nominate them. Here’s the link to nominate students. Students engage in active learning experiences that provide insight into career paths…

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Girls Who Code Offers Virtual Summer Immersion Program

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In light of the effects COVID-19 has had on pretty much everything, Girls Who Code has been able to pivot and make their summer immersion program 100% virtual. The 2-week virtual program teaches girls the computer science skills they need to make an impact in their community while preparing for a career in tech. Participants…

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Michigan Math and Science Scholars Offer Summer Program

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High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible to apply to the University of Michigan’s Math and Science Scholars program. The summer program has three sessions: Session 1: June 28 – July 10, 2020 Session 2: July 12 – July 24, 2020 Session 3: July 26 – August 7, 2020 The residential and commuter program…

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