The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center
High school juniors and seniors like you can flex your creative muscles and explore what it feels like to be challenged to go even further, work harder, and take the first step to doing what you love, for life. Each course mirrors a credit-bearing course open only to registered degree-seeking students taught by credentialed faculty. College Bound gets you in the door so that you can learn and develop critical design, media, and culinary skills. Your College Bound portfolio can be evaluated for proficiency credits applicable toward your future enrollment with any Art Institutes. For more information, please visit getcreative.aii.edu/collegebound/raleigh-durham
Governor Roy Cooper encourages young people in North Carolina to get involved in public and community service, including by applying to serve as a Governor’s Page. Established in 1973, the Governor’s Page Program gives high school students from all over North Carolina the opportunity to come to Raleigh for a week of hands-on participation in their state government. We want our Governor’s pages to represent North Carolina’s diverse communities and help inspire a new generation of leaders.
For more information and to apply, please visit governor.nc.gov/governors-page-program. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until full.
Duke University - Summer Academy
Duke Summer Academy for High School Students provides a stimulating and thought-provoking learning experience that will help you understand what it means to be a global citizen. Each option provides a unique and global perspective of citizenship. Rather than sitting at a desk and simply listening to a lecture while taking notes, you will engage in a variety of interactive assignments designed to build critical skills essential to preparing for the world beyond high school. You will participate in role playing, discussions, interviews, debates, and other dynamic educational activities while learning alongside peers from around the world. Summer Academy meets Monday through Friday for approximately six hours a day for classroom activities. Additional optional enrichment activities are planned for evenings and weekends. For more information, please visit summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students/duke-summer-academy/daytime-courses.
Tar Heel Boys' State is sponsored by THE AMERICAN LEGION DEPARTMENT OF NC. It is an intense workshop concentrating on North Carolina state government and politics. Only males who have successfully completed their junior year of high school and have at least one more semester of high school remaining are considered eligible to participate. Delegates representing all geographic areas of North Carolina participate annually in this program THE AMERICAN LEGION believes there is no better way to assure the survival of our great republic than to train our young people in the ideals and objectives of American government. By teaching the youth of our state and nation to understand and appreciate the basic principles involved in the successful management of a democratic society, we can keep America strong and ensure freedom for future generations. Tar Heel Boys' State teaches that preservation of our form of government depends on intelligent, informed and loyal citizens in combination of government activities.
ELIGIBILITY - To attend Tar Heel Boys' State the following requirements will be observed:
Please visit their website to learn more about this program and to download the application. www.nclegion.org/boystate.htm
Students who want to apply for the American Legion scholarship to pay for Boys’ State must contact Richard Stancil at 919-268-9076 as soon as possible for an interview. Students not seeking a scholarship should mail the completed application and fee to Deborah Rose at the address listed in the application by May 1.
The week long American Legion Student Trooper Program is conducted at the North Carolina Highway Patrol Training Center in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is a cooperative sponsorship of The NC American Legion and The NC Highway Patrol. Cadets participate in morning physical training, close order drill, and disciplined conduct throughout the day under the watchful eyes of counselors and instructors. Cadets participate in a wide variety of instructional sessions. They learn the use of police skills, including drug detection, firearms safety, and precision driving, just to name a few. There are also tours in Raleigh, NC of the Capitol, Legislative Building, Governor's Mansion, and the Highway Patrol Headquarters and Communications Center. Instructors from the NC Highway Patrol other phases of Law Enforcement and related subjects are integrated into the week's program.
Cadets must have successfully completed their junior year of high school and of good moral character. Cadets must be sponsored by an American Legion Post. All correspondence relating to this program should be addressed to Student Trooper Program; The American Legion Department of North Carolina; PO Box 26657; Raleigh, NC 27611 or call 919-832-7506.Students who have successfully completed their junior or senior year can be accommodated at the training center, so be sure to get applications in early. The application must be submitted through a local American Legion post. Please visit their website for more information and to download the application. www.nclegion.org/studenttrooper.htm The deadline to apply is June 15 or until the program is full.
The Initiative’s Youth Leadership Program, launched in 2008, aims to develop the next generation of North Carolina leaders through an intensive, innovative six-week summer program. The program places rising high school seniors in internships with high-performing community organizations around the state. It exposes them to the world of community economic development while giving them experience in the workplace.
The Initiative provides a stipend ($2,250) for each student in exchange for work on a five-week project at a nonprofit in their home community. Interns have completed projects such as coordinating a community health fair, assisting with creating a business plan, creating youth programs for children, building community gardens, developing community outreach campaigns and assisting with the documentation of the organization’s work in the community (via photos, video, testimonials, reports, etc.).
Interns gather every two weeks in Raleigh to share experiences and participate in forums designed to hone their leadership skills, including:
To learn more about this opportunity, please visit http://ncinitiative.org/ To apply, please visit http://ncinitiative.org/sector-leadership/youth/ The deadline to apply is March 31. Please see Mrs. Smith, Career Development - Student Services, prior to applying.
North Carolina Wesleyan College is delighted to offer The Shelton Leadership Challenge on our campus June 18-June 23, 2017. The Shelton Challenge seeks youth that are rising 9th to 12th grades students (graduating seniors included) with a 3.0 grade point average (unweighted) or higher. Cost to attend the program is $500 for the week. The cost includes meals, room, and transportation during the camp, and any activities that will take place during camp.
The core curriculum focuses on leadership roles and accountability, team building, leadership styles and situations, social responsibility, integrity as a leader, public speaking, changing behaviors and goal setting. These challenges are designed to appeal to youth who are motivated to learn how to lead others and make a difference for their families, community and nation. The results of this leadership camp have been outstanding. The growth we have seen from the students during this six day residential camp has been amazing each year. We will accept application after this date on a rolling basis until the program has been filled. For more information, please visit http://ncwc.edu/shelton-leadership/. Application References The application deadline is May 5.
Schola offers a unique opportunity to rising high school juniors and seniors to spend an elevating and revitalizing week engaged in a rich schedule of academic, cultural, and recreational activities centered on lively seminars discussing several of the great books of the Western world. While living on Belmont Abbey’s beautiful, historic campus in North Carolina, attendees will enjoy a balanced mix of reading, seminars, relaxation, and conviviality. Mornings and early afternoons are devoted to small group seminars discussing works by masters of the Western intellectual tradition, including Plato, Shakespeare, Homer, St. Augustine, and Boethius. Outside of class, participants enjoy daily sports and social events, visits to the celebrated Mint Museum in Charlotte, a staged reading of a Shakespeare play, hiking in the nearby Appalachian Mountains, white water rafting at the U.S. National White Water Center in Charlotte, as well as other social and recreational activities. For more information and to register, please visit http://belmontabbeycollege.edu/schola/.
The Bridge: College Prep and Leadership Academy
Gain a competitive edge when applying to college by participating in The Bridge, a college preparation program here at the University of Pittsburgh. Open to rising high school juniors and seniors, our Academy offers leadership development experience and college preparation workshops to provide the knowledge and skills needed to successfully navigate the college application process. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.studentaffairs.pitt.edu/ccld/lead/bridge/
August 2-4 - Looking at the world through the eyes of a nanoscientist can be life-changing! We invite you to attend three-days of exciting activities, presentations, and laboratory exercises led by prominent faculty in the field and their students. This is a great opportunity to learn more about and explore Virginia Tech!
The Academy of Integrated Science Nanocamp is a 3 day, 2 night camp geared toward rising high school students in fall 2017. The camp will be held on the main campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA.
The Academy of Integrated Science at Virginia Tech gives students a comprehensive foundation in the scientific method. Outstanding faculty members teach courses and conduct research in biological sciences, chemistry, economics, geosciences, mathematics, physics, psychology, and statistics. The college offers programs in cutting-edge areas including, among others, those in energy and the environment, developmental science across the lifespan, infectious diseases, computational science, nanoscience, and neuroscience. The Academy of Integrated Science is dedicated to fostering a research-intensive environment that promotes scientific inquiry and outreach. For more information, please visit http://www.cpe.vt.edu/nanocamp/.
Meredith College - Looking Toward College
Join USNA Admissions this Wednesday, February 8, from 7-8pm EST on their live broadcast through CollegeWeek Live. They will be talking about Summer Seminar. Parents, counselors, etc. are welcome also! To register (for free), please click this link http://www.collegeweeklive.com/
There is a vital need to encourage Hispanic students to stay in school, excel in their studies and pursue higher education. The Summit has been planned, in part, to fulfill this need. As you know, educated Latino youth, who become acculturated role models, are a tremendous investment in North Carolina’s future. Our Summit is the largest educational conference in North Carolina for middle and high school Hispanic students. Over 13,000 students from schools in over 40 counties throughout North Carolina have participated in our annual summit initiative since 2000. The Tomás Rivera Policy Institute’s study “The New Latino South and the Challenge to Public Education” by Andrea Wainer highlights our summit initiative as: “Especially noteworthy is the NCSHP which organizes an annual statewide Hispanic educational summit“. For more information, please visit http://thencshp.org/programs/hispanic-educational-summit/
United States Military Academy - West Point - Summer Leaders Experience
The Summer Leaders Experience (SLE) application is currently open, as it opens for high school juniors mid-January each year. This year, the application for juniors opened on January 15th. SLE is highly competitive since there are normally 6,000 applicants and just 1,000 attendees. SLE gives high school juniors a week to experience life as a cadet to inform their college selection decision. SLE is a fast-paced program of academic classes, military training, physical fitness training, and intramural athletics conducted during the month of June each year. You must have standardized test scores to be considered for SLE. For more information please visit http://www.usma.edu/admissions/SitePages/Summer.aspx.
Have plans for the summer? If you want to do something really incredible with your summer, come to Furman, stay on campus, and be a part of Summer Scholars. Rising high school seniors and juniors participate in classes led by Furman professors and get a taste of college life. Summer Scholars will be held:
Week 1: July 9-15, 2017
Week 2: July 16-22, 2017
Challenge your mind, make new friends, and have fun while taking part in lectures, discussions, debates, laboratory research, field trips, group and individual projects, and so much more!
For more information, please visit http://www.furman.edu/admission/EngageFurman/Visit/Pages/summer-scholars.aspx The deadline to apply is May 15.
Wake Tech's Summer Camps are designed to excite and inspire young minds as they explore their interests and consider career options for the future. Camps are geared to specific grade or age levels and have a limited number of spaces available. Please visit http://www.waketech.edu/summer-camps for camp information.
On February 4, the Meredith College Office of Student Leadership and Service, in conjunction with the Office of Admissions, cordially invites all junior women in leadership roles or aspiring to be in a leadership position to participate in a free conference to develop and sharpen your leadership skills. Please be mindful that this event is limited to only 250 participants, so registration is required for this event. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.meredith.edu/admissions/lc The registration deadline is January 27.
a rising junior, rising senior, or rising college freshman that is interested
in the veterinary profession? UGA's VetCAMP (Veterinary Career Aptitude and
Mentoring Program) may be a great opportunity for you to take advantage of over
VetCAMP will house up to 52 high school students on UGA’s campus for seven days. During the program, students will be involved in various activities aimed at evaluating their skills and competitiveness as future veterinarians, providing mentorship and helping them experience veterinary medicine as an exciting career path.
The application is due January 27, 2017 and can be found online at http://vet.uga.edu/academic/vetcamp.
Davidson – July Experience
Youth Nations is a week-long interactive global leadership experience where high school students experience college life while participating in a persuasive presentation competition for University of Toledo scholarships.
Since 2009, the Climate Leadership and Energy Awareness Program (Climate LEAP) has engaged approximately 200 rising 9th-12th grade students from Durham and Orange counties. During this program students engage with scientists and educators and conduct hands-on and minds-on science and mathematics activities to examine the interconnected topics of climate and energy as well as the current and emerging solutions designed to move us toward a low carbon future. The program is administered by the UNC Institute for the Environment with support from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. Climate LEAP is conducted in partnership with the UNC Department of Physics and Astronomy.
The goals of Climate LEAP are to:
Applications for Summer College and Summer Academy will be accepted beginning December 1, and continue until each program reaches capacity. Apply early to receive preferred consideration. Please visit the following site for more information http://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students
8th Triangle Youth Leadership Conference
The two-day conference will take place on NC State’s campus from February 10th to February 11th. The conference will cost $110 per student. This cost includes lodging for one night and five meals. Check-in will start at 8:30am on Friday, and checkout will begin Saturday evening. TYLC is put on by Triangle Youth Leadership Services (TYLS). Based out of N.C. State University, we are a completely student-led organization of current Park Scholars and ambitious Wolfpack undergraduates dedicated to community development in North Carolina through youth leadership and empowerment.
Some highlights of past year’s conferences include:
UNC - SPLASH
Intellectually curious high school students are invited
UNC, an annual event on UNC campus
featuring unique classes taught by UNC students. From college admissions to
self-defense to DNA, and beyond, students have over 100 classes from which to
When: Saturday, November 12 from 10 am to 5 pm
Where: UNC campus in Chapel Hill, NC
Cost: $15 program fee to cover the cost of course materials and lunch. Financial assistance is provided to students with need. A student may request financial assistance by emailing email@example.com.
Saturday, November 5
Online registration: To view the course catalog, enroll in the program, and find a list of FAQs, students should visit the Splash UNC website at splash.web.unc.edu.
UNC - CATALYST
Every year, the Catalyst Conference brings a select group of 100 high school students from across North Carolina to UNC-CH for a weekend-long exploration of social justice issues affecting both America and the larger world. Through leadership and personal development sessions, participants are empowered to serve as catalysts for positive change in their own communities.
February 17 - Sunday, February 19
Where: UNC campus in Chapel Hill, NC
Cost: $50 registration fee to help with some of the costs of food and housing for the weekend. Please let us know if you have an interested student with financial need as we may be able to offer a scholarship.
Apply by: Saturday, November 26
Online Application: Catalyst Application
The Catalyst Conference is part of a larger UNC-CH umbrella service organization known as Campus Y. For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Catalyst Conference website unccatalyst.wordpress.com. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Catalyst-Co-Chairs Brianna Torres and Kirsten Bubak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The HOBY Leadership Seminars are designed for high school sophomores to recognize their leadership talents and apply them in becoming effective, ethical leaders in their home, schools, workplace and community. Currently, nearly 9,000 sophomores, representing as many high schools nationwide, attend HOBY Leadership Seminars each year. The seminars provide a high level of energy, encouragement and motivation, as well as interaction with peers, panelists and volunteers to nurture your future leadership roles. In addition, you will participate in hands-on leadership activities and meet state leaders in such as areas as business, government, education, media and the non-profit sector. Each September, every public, private and charter high school in the country is invited to select and register an outstanding sophomore as their representative to their local state seminar. There are approximately seventy Leadership Seminars held each spring throughout the United States.
Middle Creek High School can nominate one sophomore to attend the 2016 HOBY Seminar. We will also choose one alternate if the nominated candidate is unable to attend. The date and location for the 2016 HOBY Seminar will be announced at a later date, but will run at some point between March and June of 2016.
Applications (download following link) with attached essays must be returned to Mrs. Gillespie in Student Services by October 28, 2016. HOBY Application
An incredible summer opportunity awaits current high school juniors on the campus of Appalachian State University. The Martha Guy Summer Institute for Future Business Leaders (MGSI) has a solid, 13-year history of inspiring students through exploration of the business world, and we are now accepting applications for our 14th cohort. Admission to MGSI is limited to current high school juniors who have a sincere interest in business as a college major. Applicants should be competitive students among their high school class. They will need to provide evidence of high school academic achievement, demonstrate involvement in school and/or community activities, as well as leadership potential. The program tries to select participants who have the potential to be accepted for admission at Appalachian State. For more information and to apply, please visit http://marthaguy.appstate.edu/admission The application is at the bottom of the page under Tuition and Scholarships. The application deadline is February 24. Martha Guy Program Flyer