Summer Opportunities

California Youth Think Tank Leadership Academy Accepting Applications

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The California Youth Think Tank (CYTT) offers a week-long residence program on the USC campus. The Leadership Bootcamp accepts students in grades 9 – 12 where they will attend daily workshops and participate in a variety of challenging activities and events, including public speaking, team debates, lively panel discussions, field trips, academic competition, Open Mic Talks, and collaborate with other dynamic…

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Calvin University Offers Entrada Scholars Program for HS Students

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The Entrada Scholars Program at Calvin University offers minority high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn college credit while living in the residence halls on the Michigan campus. The program runs from June 21 – July 16, 2020. Entrada scholars take one college course such as history, biology, philosophy, communications or psychology. With…

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Duke Offers Program for Young Writers

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Duke’s Young Writers’ Program offers a variety of writing courses for middle and high school students. Courses include Myth, Magic, Monsters: Making a World; Paper Cuts, Words that Wound and Win; and Dark Fiction: Living on the Edge and more. Students will spend two weeks meeting fellow writers, honing their craft, exploring new genres, and…

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Join SCI-Art for Design Immersion Days

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Design Immersion Days (DID) is an immersive four-week summer program that introduces high school students to architecture and design. Students are exposed to examples of design and modes of production at all scales, from sophisticated 3D modeling techniques to hand-modeling. Students entering or continuing high school are eligible to register. Registration is on a rolling basis…

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ACLU Offers National Advocacy Institute’s for High School Students

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The ACLU National Advocacy Institute’s High School Program will bring together a diverse group of high school students (ages 15-18) from across the United States to participate in a week-long, firsthand learning experience for the next generation of social justice advocates. The program runs from July 22 – July 28, 2020. High school students between the ages…

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Dream Summer Fellowships Awarded to Youth Immigrants

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Although this is not necessarily a college prep fellowship, it is a great opportunity. Dream Summer fellows are placed within social justice-based organizations and work closely with their host organization to incorporate and strengthen the role of immigrant issues alongside the organization’s social justice work. Over the summer, fellows engage and lead social justice efforts by aligning…

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YAWP Offers Summer Writing Fellowship for Boston-Area High School Students

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YAWP Teen Summer Writing Fellowship immerses Boston-area high school students in the writer’s life of creative craft and publishing. During three weeks at GrubStreet, teens work with published authors on original prose and poetry, meet with literary agents and editors, take field trips to inspirational locales like the ICA, and more. In the spirit of…

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Summer Programs in the Arts for High School Students

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If your student is thinking about pursuing a career in the arts or just loves creating art, here are a few residential summer programs that offer scholarships and a variety of art classes. It’s a great way for your student to get a feel for what college life will be like at an art school.…

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2020 Free Summer Programs for High School Students

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It’s never too early to get a jump on those summer plans and get cracking on applications for competitive summer programs. There are quite a few to choose from if your student is looking for amazing opportunities that will give them a taste of college life. Many of the programs below are free or offer…

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Join YouThink for Free Camp at USC

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Learn about the college experience, application process, and what higher education means to you all on a college campus!  Open to rising 9th-12th grade students! Camp runs from 10 AM – 3 PM, August 5 – 7. Deadline to register is July 25, 2019. Camp includes transportation and lunch. YouThink also offers Camp Autry. Students…

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