Summer Opportunities

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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Low Cost Swim Lessons In LA

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Did you know that in order to graduate from Columbia University, you need to pass a swimming exam? One of the little gems of information we learned during our college visit last summer. Back in the day when there was still a threat of war, students needed to be able to swim to get off…

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Pepperdine Offers Free Summer Preview for First Gen College Students

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Rising high school seniors have the opportunity to experience college life and get help with the college application process at Pepperdine this summer! Pepperdine Summer Preview’s overnight program happens July 18 pat 10 am and goes through 3 pm on July 19. All lodging accommodations and food will be included in the program. Students will…

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Get Lit Summer Film Camp Teaches Students How to Make Music Videos

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Do you have a mini-Spike Jonze lurking afoot? Spike started out doing music videos and graduated to films, eventually earning an Academy Award for Best Screenplay for Her. Young filmmakers, ages 14-18, will learn to produce an original music video, collaborate with other young filmmakers from across Los Angeles, and meet professionals from the creative…

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Inner-City Arts Offers Low Cost Summer Program

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Inner-City Arts will offer more than 50 creative workshops available to middle and high school students. If your student loves the arts, they can sign up for gems such as video game design, fashion photography, YouTube content creator and more! Classes run throughout the day on Monday and Wednesday blocks and Tuesday and Thursday blocks…

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Geek Squad Academy Offers Free 2 Day Tech Camp

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Geek Squad Academy offers a two day, hands on technology camp for 10 – 18 year old students. Students will learn about 3D modeling, digital music creation, video production, programming robots and more. Camp runs from June 19 – 20, 2019, from 10 AM – 4 PM. Be advised that lunch will not be provided.…

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