Opportunities/Programs

  • College Admissions Workshop

    Saturday, March 23, 2024

    9 am - 12 pm @ the Raleigh Convention Center 

    Scan to register for this free event or visit bit.ly/sacaccaw32324

    Flyer with QR Code


     

  • Teen Climate Ambassadors

    Applications are due by 11:59pm on Friday, April 12, 2024

    Are you a rising 9th-12th grader interested in climate resiliency and climate solutions living near the Raleigh area? Apply to be a 2024 Teen Climate Ambassador as part of the Youth Engaged in the Science of Resilience Sensing the Environment and Envisioning Solutions (YES-Resilience SEE-Solutions) program! 

    Teen Climate Ambassadors will: explore the local impacts of climate change in their community and investigate strategies for increasing community resilience. Participants will also work to build stronger communities by learning skills to make a difference while working alongside professionals in environmental, health and climate fields to develop an action project that builds resilience.  

    Who is eligible to apply? 

    Online applications are open to rising 9th-12th graders and include a student application form and an adult mentor nomination form. We encourage applications from youth who are low-income and/or will be first-generation students when they enter college.

    Programming occurs during a FREE, five-day summer institute based at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. Participants will receive a modest stipend after completing the program. They also will be eligible for an additional stipend for completing a community action project during the 2024-2025 school year.


     

  • UNCG CHANCE Camp

    Dates: July 17-20, 2024

    Cost: $65.00

    CHANCE is a summer college access program that brings high school Latinx and Hispanic rising seniors from across North Carolina to UNCG for several days to get experience with college level classes and faculty, leadership and civic programming, cultural enrichment, and campus life.

    The main purpose of CHANCE is to encourage and equip Latinx and Hispanic students with the culturally informed awareness, knowledge, and skills to persist through high school and continue to higher education with UNCG as a school of choice. The campers learn about the resources and opportunities at UNCG, reside in a residence hall, eat in the dining hall, are mentored by UNCG students, meet staff, faculty, administrators, and alumni during their stay on campus. On the last day, typically a Saturday, there is a culminating ceremony and programming track specifically designed for the families of the campers. 25 current UNCG students, including former CHANCE Campers, serve in paid positions as Mentors and Coordinators during CHANCE week. 

    Apply HERE


     

  • The Southern Association of College Admission Counseling (SACAC) is pleased to offer a FREE workshop about college admission and financial aid for high school students and their parents. 
     
    What: FREE College Admission Workshop
    Who: High school students, parents, and counselors
    When: Saturday, March 23, 9am-12pm
    Where: Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
    How: Register by March 13bit.ly/sacaccaw32324 
     

  • Southeast Raleigh YMCA - looking for camp counselors

    Calling all summer job seekers! Our Summer Day Camps at the Y are hiring! We need counselors who have a passion for working with young people (ages 4 - 15).

    Who are we looking for?Counselors 16 or older looking for a summer job with availability during the summer that LOVE kids!  Summer Camp will run from June 17 – August 16.  This is a 30-40/hour (8 am – 5 pm) a week seasonal position where staff will work 4 days throughout the week with 1 day off.  We ask for staff to be available for at least 6 weeks of the 9-week summer.

    What does a counselor do? We tell our staff that they “get paid to play!” Staff get to hang out and play with kids, do arts and crafts, and be a role model for younger campers!

    How to  apply?

    Click this link!


     

  • InspirENGR Mentor Program 2024 at NCSU

    Feb 17th, 24th and March 2nd

    More details and flyer here.


     

  • The Shelton Leadership Challenge @ Wesleyan College

    The Shelton Challenge is a six-day (July 14-19, 2024) residential leadership experience to help students expand their knowledge and skills of what it takes to be an effective leader.

    • Offered to rising 9th-grade (transitioning from 8th to 9th grade) to graduated seniors (those heading into freshman year of college)
    • Must have a 3.0+ unweighted GP

    Experience inlcudes:hands-on activities focus on: personal leadership assessment and interpersonal dynamics, the role of values and ethics in leadership, leadership traits and approaches, empowering others, civic and social responsibility and goal setting. In addition to these aptitudes, students also engage in team-building activities like low- and high-ropes courses, rock climbing walls, service projects, and social activities in the evenings.

    General Henry H. Shelton is originally from Speed, North Carolina, a town near Tarboro in eastern North Carolina. He graduated from North Carolina State University and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Infantry through the Reserve Officer Training Corps. He spent the next 38 years in a variety of command and staff positions in the continental United States, Hawaii, and Vietnam. General Shelton became the 14th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on October 1, 1997, and served two two-year terms, retiring on September 30, 2001. Throughout his tenure as chairman, U.S. forces were in heavy demand and participated in numerous joint operations around the globe. For his exemplary service to his country, the 107th Congress bestowed the Congressional Gold Medal on General Shelton on September 19, 2002. General Shelton is also the Executive Director of the General Hugh Shelton Leadership Center at North Carolina State University and serves as Director of the Hugh and Carolyn Shelton Military Neurotrauma Foundation, Washington, DC. In 2009 his book,” Secrets of Success, Values-Based Leaders”, was released and his autobiography, “Without Hesitation”, was released in October 2010.

    The cost to attend the Shelton Challenge six-day residential program is $500. This cost includes all curriculum materials, lodging and food, low and high ropes training, transportation during the week, and night activities. With submitting the application, please mail a $100 deposit to hold space in the program. The deposit will go toward the final payment of $500. Please make all checks or money orders payable to the Shelton Challenge at N.C. Wesleyan University. Financial aid scholarships are available to applicants. 

    NC Wesleyan University will offer a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to students who complete the Shelton Challenge and enroll as a full-time undergraduate student at North Carolina Wesleyan University. The scholarship is renewable for each academic year (fall/spring) if the student maintains an overall GPA of at least a 2.70 (and is enrolled as a full-time student) for a maximum of four academic years.

    Link for more information, and to apply to the Shelton Challenge: https://ncwc.edu/community/shelton-challenge/


     

  • Meredith College offers an annual women's leadership conference for high school juniors who are interested in developing and sharpening their leadership skills.  The Meredith College Office of Student Leadership and Service, in conjunction with the Office of Admissions, will host this free conference on Saturday, February 24, 2024.The schedule for the day is as follows:

          9:15 - 9:45 a.m. Check-in and Breakfast
      10:00 - 10:30 a.m.  Opening Session; Welcome
      10:40 – 11:30 a.m. Leadership Workshop, Topic 1
      11:40 a.m. – 1:40 p.m. Lunch & Leadership Workshop, Topic 2
      1:50 – 2:40 p.m. Leadership Session, Topic 3
      2:50 – 3:15 p.m.         Closing Session
      3:15 – 4:00 p.m. Campus Tour (optional)

    Registration is now open. If you have students who may benefit from this event, please encourage registration by Monday, February 19, 2024.  Please call the Office of Admissions at 1-800-MEREDITH or e-mail us at admissions@meredith.edu with any questions.We look forward to helping your students build and strengthen their leadership skills!

    REGISTRATION NOW OPEN


  • UNC Chapel Hill Project Uplift

     
    Dear Juniors,
     
    Have you ever wondered what a typical day on campus is like? If you are a high school student, UODI Summer Enrichment Institutes offer an opportunity to experience campus life at UNC-Chapel Hill. Led by current UNC students, these eye-opening experiences provide a warm and inviting space for you to explore Carolina.
     
    Project Uplift is a summer enrichment and college access program designed to promote and increase access to higher education for rising high school seniors, especially those underrepresented in postsecondary education. Every summer, approximately 1,000 high school seniors participate in one of multiple Project Uplift sessions. Participants learn about the college admissions process, interact with faculty, staff, and current students, and participate in educational, cultural, and social activities.
     
    Who should apply?
     

    In order to be eligible to apply to the 2023 Project Uplift and Uplift PLUS programs, applicants must be a current high school junior or a student who will be graduating from high school during or before the summer of 2024 and planning to enroll as a first-year student in college in the Fall of 2024.

    Project Uplift accepts applicants from ALL U.S. states and territories. Uplift PLUS, however, is only for North Carolina residents.

    Academic Achievement:

    Students should be academically motivated and be enrolled in a curriculum that includes foreign language, advanced mathematics, and honors courses. In addition to Project Uplift, particularly high-achieving students should consider participating in the Uplift PLUS program if they are a North Carolina resident. Uplift PLUS applicants should take college-level courses such as Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate ® (IB), or Dual Enrollment. Students should show active involvement in extracurricular activities and have demonstrated leadership.

    Selection Criteria:

    The Project Uplift and Uplift PLUS team reviews all applications holistically. Our staff understands that students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and with different educational and extracurricular opportunities. As a result, the essays are the most important parts of the application.

     Visit go.unc.edu/projectuplift for more information and/or to apply.


     

  • Summer 2024 Job Opportunities at Raleigh Parks and Rec

    The new year is right around the corner and City of Raleigh Parks is gearing up for 2024 Summer Programs.  Raleigh Parks offers a variety of summer job positions that would provide meaningful experiences for students at Vernon Malone. Our application period for summer positions begins next week on the City of Raleigh website. 

    Once posted, students can find information and apply for open positions at the link below.

    https://raleighnc.gov/parks/services/raleigh-parks-part-time-employment


     

  • The U.S. Senate Youth Program  - Opportunity for Juniors and Seniors
     
    The U.S. Senate Youth Program is merit-based and highly competitive. Qualified junior or senior high school students applying to the program must show evidence of demonstrated leadership through public service in elected or appointed positions where they currently and actively represent a constituency in organizations that relate to government, public affairs, history, and/or community service.