• Summer Enrichment



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    North Carolina State University

    Communication Summer Camp
    July 16-20, 2018

    This fully authorized, Pre-College Program of North Carolina State University is designed for rising junior and senior high school students interested in learning about television production and presentational speaking. Department of Communication professors, lecturers, and staff with years of real-world broadcasting experience provide personalized training. This week-long day camp is held in a broadcast-quality television studio on the NC State campus. 

    CLICK HERE to download our 2018 Camp Flyer with general Camp Information.
    CLICK HERE to download 2018 Registration Pack (not active until March 15, 2018) 
    The University of Dayton
    LEADERSHIP 101 – June 17-29

    What makes someone a great leader? Open to rising high school juniors, seniors and first-year college students, this two-week experience will help students gain an understanding of the foundations of leadership, assess their leadership behaviors and preferred leadership style, discover the five practices of exemplary leadership and create a personal leadership development plan. This highly interactive session includes extensive discussion and collaborative exchange of ideas, leadership assessments, class and individual exercises, guest speakers and site visits.

    The application deadline is March 9. Learn more at go.udayton.edu/leadership101.
    Questions? Call 800-UD PRIDE.


    Camp S.W.A.G. (Students With Ambitions & Goals)

    Offering scholarships to a select group of 11th and 12th grade students via our Volunteer Leadership Ambassador Program.

    All applicants must:

    • 11th or 12th Grader by 2018 – 2019 School Year
    • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and must be in good academic standing and have no attendance or disciplinary problems at their school.
    • Complete a “Girls Are Phenomenal” Ambassador Leadership Program Application or Ambassador Youth Leadership Program Application and interview with Camp S.W.A.G. Leadership Program Staff
    • References – Provide at least three references (2) from school teachers and (1) from a coach, counselor, principal, pastor, work supervisor, community member, etc.
    • Submit resume
    • Official copy of school transcripts (Please bring sealed official transcripts to interview)
    • Must exhibit leadership skills and be comfortable leading some leadership activities and/or sessions
    • Must be comfortable working with students 6th - 10th grade
    To Learn More About Our Summer Leadership Programs, Please visit the following Links below:


    2018 Young Women's Leadership Retreat

    The third annual Young Women’s Leadership Retreat will be held from July 26 to July 29, 2018 at Randolph-Macon College in historic Ashland, Virginia for young ladies ages 16-25. This application-only leadership program will bring together conservative, leadership-focused college women (incoming and current) from across the country to attend.

    The NeW Young Women’s Leadership Retreat prepares and inspires young women to be effective leaders as they face the cultural and political landscapes of their college campuses. Attendees hear from a variety of speakers and connect with NeW Alumnae, mentors, and peers. The students selected to attend the Retreat will develop skills to help them thrive academically and personally, all while having fun and building friendships with other talented and motivated women in the NeW network.

    Priority registration ends March 1, 2018.  Click HERE for more information and to apply

     Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP) for High School Students

    RAP is a four-week residential summer program for current high school juniors and seniors. Its main objective is to stimulate interest in agriscience professions, including:

    • biological engineering
    • biotechnology
    • business and economics
    • child development
    • fashion and apparel
    • food product development
    • horticulture
    • landscape architecture
    • nutrition/ teaching
    • veterinary science
    For more information, please visit the RAP webpage

    July Experience at Davidson College

    July Experience is a powerful pre-college summer academic program for rising high school juniors and seniors who are highly motivated, academically oriented, and self-disciplined.

    The program takes place on the Davidson College campus, located 20 miles north of Charlotte, North Carolina. Participants take two liberal arts courses taught by full-time Davidson faculty, live in residence halls with students from across the country and around the world and participate in sessions about the college admission process while getting prepared for college. 

    July Experience courses carry no secondary school or college credit; however a powerful summer academic experience can be a valuable addition to a college application and excellent preparation for college.  

    The session will take place July 1-21, 2018.  Click HERE for additional information and for the application

     Perry Outreach Program-Duke University

    The Perry Outreach Program is a free, one-day, hands-on experience for high school and college female students who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine and engineering.  Student will hear from leaders in these fields and try it for themselves by performing mock orthopedic surgeries and biomechanics experiments.

    The program is seeking applicants for their Durham, NC program. Participants should be women in grades 10 and up with an expressed interest in science, medicine and/or engineering.  Applicants should complete an online application in advance of 30 days before program start.

    Additional information can be found on our website: www.perryinitiative.org

    More information and a printable flyer for this event can be found here.

     Duke Summer Sessions

    At Duke Summer Session, we are committed to providing high school students with the opportunity to be a college student over the summer at one of the world’s premier universities.  By attending our Summer College program, you will not only have the authentic college experience of living in Duke University’s dorms and taking credit-bearing classes alongside undergraduate students, but also the opportunity to accompany your college application with a letter of recommendation from a Duke instructor and transcript from Duke University – two substantive indicators that you have what it takes to thrive in an elite academic setting. 
    Courses fill up quickly, so apply online today:
    Application for US Students

    The 2018 Martha Guy Summer Institute--July 8th -July 28th.

    The Martha Guy Summer Institute for future business leaders was created to give high achieving high school students interested in pursuing a college degree in business a premier summer experience exploring the different disciplines within business, exposing them to regional business leaders and developing leadership and professional behavior skills needed to be successful in the business realm.

    Former participants call the Martha Guy Summer Institute for Future Business Leaders (MGSI) the best summer opportunity available to high school juniors. Since 2004, the institute has provided a select group of students an unparalleled opportunity to learn about business and develop leadership skills in a fun and friendly environment.

    The program brings students to Appalachian’s campus to learn about business, and to develop leadership and professional skills. Included in the three weeks is travel to various businesses and cultural activities. The entire experience is described by all as "amazing!"

    The online application is now available. Please review the admission requirements before submitting your application.

    Application Deadline is Friday, February 28, 2018


     Shelton Leadership Challenge

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    @ N.C. Wesleyan College

     The following requirements are preferred for individuals applying to the 2018 Shelton Challenge

     • Need to be a rising 9th thru 12th grade student (Graduating Seniors Included)

    • Applicants need to have a 3.0 grade point average (unweighted) or higher

      The Shelton Challenge is a six day residential experience to help students expand their knowledge and skills of what it takes to be a leader. Students will participate in activities that will help them have a greater understanding for a variety of topics including personal leadership assessment and interpersonal dynamics; role of values and ethics in leadership; leadership traits and approaches; teambuilding and empowering others; civic and social responsibility; and goal setting.

     Students also have the opportunity to participate in team building activities, low and high ropes courses, a coordinated service project, and fun night activities to help students get to know others participating in the program.


    General Hugh Shelton Leadership Challenge

    The Shelton Challenge is a six-day residential experience to help students expand their knowledge and skills of what it takes to be an effective leader. Offered to rising 9th grade to graduating seniors, hands-on activities focus on: personal leadership assessment and interpersonal dynamics, role of values and ethics in leadership, leadership traits and approaches, empowering others, civic and social responsibility, and goal setting. Students also have the opportunity to participate in team building activities, low and high ropes courses, service project, and fun night activities to help students get to know others participating in the program.

    Information highlights:

    • When: July 8 - 13, 2018

    • Where: NC Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, NC

    • Who can apply: 9th-12th graders, GPA of 3.0 (or higher)

    • More Information: Visit ncwc.edu/shelton-leadership

    Click here for more info


    NC State Design Camp

    Design Camp is a multi–discipline, pre-college design program organized by the NC State Design Lab for high school and middle school students. Held each summer, Design Camp informs students about the study of design and raises awareness of the impact of design on all aspects of our everyday lives. The design thinking skills and creative experience gained can empower students on their path toward becoming innovative problem solvers and prepare them to tackle the challenges of the future.

    For more information on Summer 2018 offerings please visit here.


     2018 Institute For Future Agricultural Leaders - NC A&T State University


    The Institute for Future Ag. Leaders (IFAL) is a week-long program for rising high school seniors interested in the industry of agriculture. Emphasis is placed on: career opportunities, emerging technology, citizenship and leadership development.


    Students will visit the schools of agriculture, tour research farms and explore university laboratories. They will visit agribusinesses, participate in leadership development classes, tour the General Assembly, and see the offices of North Carolina Farm Bureau.


    Students will be supervised by conference counselors, university faculty and Farm Bureau staff. Students will experience college life firsthand, living in dorms and eating in dining halls on campus.

     More information on the program can be found here.


     Christopher Newport University's Summer Humanities Institute

    A two-week residential program where students who take or plan to enroll in college-level coursework while in high school (AP, IB or DE) can learn in and outside the classroom from dynamic college faculty in the disciplines of philosophy, history, literature and cultural studies.

    The multidisciplinary immersion course supports the advanced courses students are taking in high school. Participants live in our residence halls, eat in the dining halls, learn in college classrooms and earn three college credits.  

    The Summer Humanities Institute will expose students to a wide range of thinkers and leaders who inspired or have been inspired by Shakespeare's writings. Participants will explore these issues from historical, literary, philosophical and artistic viewpoints. Students will develop critical-thinking skills through written and oral assignments, and take their learning beyond the classroom during activities and trips to off-campus labs and historical sites.

    Check out the program website for additional information, and encourage interested students to apply!  


     Bank of America Summer Internship

     WCPSS juniors and seniors to apply for an eight week paid internship this summer and work with a non-profit in Wake County.  This will be the third year of offering the Bank of America Summer Internship Program in the Triangle.  Last year they did not get as many applications as they would have liked.  Please encourage your juniors and seniors to apply that are civic and community minded and want to develop strong leadership, service and employability skills.  The students that are selected to the Student Leaders Program could be from Wake County, Durham County and or Orange County.  The students could come from Wake County or it could be a combination of all three counties.  

     Selected students to participate in the Student Leaders Program must commit to working for 8 weeks here in Wake County with a non-profit and working 35 hours per week.  During the eighth week, the students will attend an all expense paid trip to a week long "Student Leaders Summit in Washington D.C."  During the Student Leaders Summit the students (approximately 200 students from all across the country that are participating in the Bank of American Student Leaders Program) will have an opportunity to connect with like minded students, meet with elected officials in Washington and also network with key individuals from Bank of America.  The conference is July 8-13, 2018.  

    More info here.


    Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies Programs

    We offer programs across a wide variety of disciplines including arts, humanities, science, and math, giving highly motivated students the opportunity to investigate advanced topics not typically taught in secondary schools. Participants engage in small classes with brilliant instructors and peers who share their passions.

    Deadlines for our summer programs are in February, with some early round deadlines in January. Admission is selective. Limited financial aid is available.

    Learn more about Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies programs here.


     UVM Summer AcademyUVM Logo

    UVM Summer Academy is an outstanding, academically challenging 4-week program (2 weeks on-campus, 2 weeks online) for high school students who have completed 10th, 11th, or 12th grade and are interested in exploring a specific field of study.

    Summer Academy gives you the opportunity to learn what college life is like first-hand while getting a head start on your college career.

     Click here for info


     Center for the Environment at Catawba College 

    The National Environmental Summit for High School Students, which is open to students ages 14-17, is now accepting applications for the July 2018 summit. Students explore the concept of environmental leadership through their own skills and interests. They learn from experienced professionals from Rocky Mountain Institute, Environmental Working Group, Yellowstone Forever and our own Catawba professors about areas that are critical to their effectiveness as a leader. Please encourage students to take advantage of this unique opportunity at the Center for the Environment.
    Download printable flyer here.

    Apply by May 1st for a $90 discount!


    The George Washington University

    GW is offering summer scholarships for select high school students

    Caminos al Futuro is a scholarship opportunity available to students who desire to shape issues impacting Hispanic and Latinx communities, while the INSPIRE scholarship program is available to Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian senior high school students who wish to finish their education and become more politically involved.

    GW is also offering Pre-College

    Summer Programs for High School Students

    High school students in the Pre-College Program spend a summer in Washington, D.C., taking advantage of GW's expertise in global development, international relations, public policy and administration, politics, diplomacy, history, biomedical engineering, museum studies and the arts.

    Click Here for details



    Attention ALL Triangle Schools!
    IMPACT Camps
    June 11-15, 2018 and
    June 25-29, 2018  
    (Monday thru Friday)
    Students IMPACTING their Communities
    IMPACT Camps provide area high school-aged youth with an affordable, local week-long community service/urban mission experience each summer. Students learn together about social issues in our community and work with local agencies that are making a difference and helping our neighbors in need.
    Students participating in the program will spend Monday through Friday on a supervised team working on a variety of service projects, talking with and learning from community leaders, dining together, and reflecting on the service work they do. Participants will also receive leadership and team-building training, and learn about housing, hunger, poverty, caring for the environment, and other issues facing the local community.
    To Learn More Click HERE
    To Register Chick HERE


    Institute of Civic Engagement
    for Emerging Leaders
    July 16 - 21, 2018 and
    July 23 - 27, 2018  
    (Monday thru Friday)
    This is a two-week Leadership Institute for High School students (rising 10-12th grades).
    • Build knowledge, skills and confidence as student leaders
    • Explore relevant and local issues that will spark community engagement
    • Practice strategies for leading positive change
    Looks Great on College Applications!
    To Learn More Click HERE
    To Register Chick HERE
    IMPACT Camp hours and Institute hours can also be used to complete the Mayor’s Award and Presidential Award


    Most service hours for nonprofits, school-clubs, church and other service organizations are eligible for these awards.
    Sign-up is easy!
    Commissioners' Award
    50+ volunteer hours during the school year
    (all hours already served this school year counts toward this award!)
    Click HERE for more info
    Mayor’s Award
    60+ volunteer hours during the summer
    (all service beginning the first day of summer vacation counts--includes individual photo shoot with the Mayor)
    Click HERE for more info
    President’s Award
    Earn the bronze, silver, gold or lifetime achievement award from the White House! (age-specific levels).
    Click HERE for more info
    The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center is the local certifying organization for these award hours.
    Last year our students were recognized for over 70,000 hours of service to the Triangle Community. We host an award ceremony for all student achievement programs every year in the Fall. Check out our Award Program Booklet HERE



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