• Posted May 9, 2019

    The Triangle Nonprofit and Volunteer Leadership Center

    For over 30 years we have provided programs to develop leadership skills and engage students in the community.  As you know, colleges are looking at all the ways students distinguish themselves in addition to their GPA. Community Service is becoming an even more important criteria—which is why we are hoping you will share this with your students. Our goal is to help create a spirit of giving back AND help students achieve academic and professional success.  We still have some spots open for our highly rated Summer Programs (Leadership Institute for Civic Engagement and the IMPACT Camp). For more information and to apply please visit www.thevolunteercenter.org/tp42/Default.asp?ID=139710

    Posted May 8, 2019

    NC State - Geopaths for Incoming Freshmen

    We are very pleased to offer your future NCSU students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to start their college career with a hands-on adventure like they've never experienced before. We would like to invite them to apply for the 2019 Colorado GeoJourney - NC State's only immersive geosciences field course for incoming first-year students. Each year the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences partners with the University Scholars Program to facilitate this two-week experience that builds an immediate community with a group of peers, brings the geosciences to life through a two-week field course, and starts students' college career with 3 credit-hours of coursework that may count toward their GEP required coursework. Informational Flyer The deadline to apply is May 16th.

    Posted May 7, 2019

    Habitat For Humanity of Wake County - Summer of Service Internship

    Summer of Service Internship program for high school students ages 16 years and older.  This summer internship will offer students the ability to learn the ins and outs of new home construction and renovation with onsite, hands on experience.  Students will have the opportunity to build with our team of construction superintendents and AmeriCorps, gaining experience in all aspects of our builds, from ground up!  In addition, students will have the opportunity to lead specific construction projects with teams of volunteers to enhance their leadership and communication skills. For more information and to apply please visit habitatwake.org/summerofservice.

    Posted April 26, 2019


    The Honors Experience at Gardner-Webb University is a one-week college immersion for academically gifted students in 9th -11th grade that offers college credit and a chance to interview for Gardner-Webb’s most prestigious scholarship. Students will participate in two college courses that are academically challenging, spiritually engaging, confidence building, and designed to instill the value of service learning.  Honors Experience attendees will receive an automatic nomination to compete in the Ignite Excellence Scholarship Competition during their senior year, which awards full tuition as well as room and board, totaling over $40,000 per year.  If you want to be referred, please speak to one of your teachers or counselor. For more inforamtion please visit Honors Experience.

    Posted March 26, 2019

    ACLU Summer Advocacy Program

    The ACLU Summer Advocacy Program (July 20-26) brings together high school students from across the United States to participate in a firsthand learning experience for the next generation of social justice advocates. During this week-long program in Washington, DC, students participate in electives and seminars led by lobbyists, community activists, lawyers, and ACLU experts to enhance their knowledge of civil liberties, social justice issues, and advocacy campaigns. The Close Up Foundation – a DC based civic education non-profit – partners with the ACLU to provide substantive experiential learning and small group discussion opportunities throughout the program. For more information and to apply please visit www.aclu.org/issues/aclu-summer-institute. The deadline to apply is April 14.

    Posted March 31, 2019

    NC Community Development Initiative - 2019 Youth Leadership Program

    The Initiative’s Youth Leadership Program aims to develop the next generation of North Carolina leaders through an intensive, innovative three-week summer program.  The Initiative invites rising high school seniors to participate in its Youth Leadership Program. Students will receive an invaluable opportunity to participate in a paid, three-week leadership development training program. Students benefit from mentorship and working alongside diverse peers from across the state while gaining real-world perspectives and insight into the nonprofit sector. Our leadership development training is specifically targeted for high school students and designed to equip students to be better prepared to take on upcoming challenges. The 2019 session will convene in Raleigh on June 27 to begin the program. The program will run through July 20. For more information please visit ncinitiative.org/sector-leadership/youth/ The application link is to the right in the "What We Do" box and found under "Youth Leadership."  The deadline to apply is April 8th.

    Posted March 7, 2019

    Clemson University - Summer Scholars

    Join us for an exciting week filled with learning, friendship, and the Clemson experience.  Educational, recreational, and cultural activities allow participants to experience some of the amazing opportunities Clemson University has to offer. Students will engage in hands-on, immersive courses in their field of choice taught by Clemson instructors during the day.  Afternoons include free time which can be spent exploring campus, attending a campus tour, or meeting a representative from Admissions or Calhoun Honors College.  Evenings feature many of the recreational activities Clemson students enjoy, including bowling at The Underground, swimming at Fike Recreation Center, and a cookout on the beach at beautiful Lake Hartwell. Participants stay in a residence hall and eat meals in a dining hall throughout the week to complete their on-campus experience. Current Clemson students serve as counselors to guide, mentor, and answer questions about life as a Tiger. For more information please visit www.clemson.edu/summer/summer-scholars/

    Teens Change the World 2019 - Summer Program

    This program is a week-long service and leadership experience that will give teens the opportunity to volunteer, learn about a variety of local causes, hear from social impact experts, and even pitch their ideas for social impact. 

    Throughout the week-long session, Teens will:

    • Earn 15 service hours in one week!
    • Learn about a variety of community issues, such as poverty, hunger, and the environment
    • Participate in community service projects where they can see what they’re learning in action
    • Learn about the role volunteerism plays in making a difference in the community
    • Tap into their personal leadership potential and explore their passion for social change
    • Get hands-on experience designing their own project for social change and receive feedback and guidance from community leaders and professionals
    • Pitch a service project idea for making a difference in the community during a “Shark Tank”-style showcase event for the chance to win a small grant to actually execute their project!  

    For more information and to apply please visit activategood.org/teenschangetheworld2019/

    Posted March 6, 2019

    NC State - Exploring the Earth Summer Camp

    Our free summer camp, themed “Exploring the Earth”, is a week-long day-camp held in June for high school students on NC State University’s campus. The aim of the camp is to make the geoscience fun, exciting and relevant while also raising student interest and awareness of potential geoscience majors and careers. Participating students will be exposed to research in earth science, marine science and atmospheric science. Camp counselors represent each of the three disciplines in the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences (MEAS) at NC State. Students will participate in research activities with MEAS faculty and graduate students. Some of the activities will span multiple days in order to provide time for sampling, analysis, and discussion. Students will take local field trips throughout the week to make observations about natural points of interest. The weeklong experience will include collaboration and the development of a digital research poster to be presented to their peers, faculty, and graduate students. For more information and to apply please visit geopaths.org/summer-camp/ 

    Posted March 4, 2019      

    NC State - Study Skills Camp

    The camp is designed to prepare middle and high school students for success.  For more information please visit psychology.chass.ncsu.edu/school/psyed/studyskills.php or call 919-515-1713.

    University Of Virginia - Cornerstone Summer Institute

    The Cornerstone Summer Institute provides rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors with the opportunity to engage in historical investigation, archaeological excavation, and community engagement in order to learn and develop thinking skills that will prepare them for success in college and beyond.

    Designed by members of the University of Virginia President’s Commission on Slavery and the University, the institute encourages critical thinking while students learn about both the University’s past and the modern-day legacies of slavery. Students explore the early history of the University by getting hands-on experience with archival records, by rolling up their sleeves on an archaeological dig where enslaved people lived and worked, and by learning–through community engagement–how the U.Va. story had an impact on the surrounding area. Students, in addition to collegiate skill-building, get the full U.Va. experience–living in dorms, eating in dining halls, meeting new friends, and exploring the Jefferson-designed school.
    For more information and to apply please visit slavery.virginia.edu/cornerstone-summer-institute/

    Posted February 21, 2019

    Duke Summer Sessions

    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 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. For more information and to apply please visit summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students 

    William Peace University Summer Camps

    William Peace University is pleased to announce registration for our third annual Academic Summer Camps is now open! This year we have three exciting camp offerings: 

    • Research in Stream Ecology (Biology) 
    • Experience Exercise and Sport Science (Exercise and Sport Science) 
    • NEW – Exploring Data with SAS (Business Analytics) 

    For more information and to apply please vsiit www.peace.edu/about/conferences-camps-events/summer-camps/

    Posted February 8, 2019

    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Alpha Theta Omega Chapter - College Application Process

    College Application Process Kick-Off meeting and information event on February 17, 3 PM.  Please see Informational Flyer 

    Posted February 6, 2019

    Abbey Road Programs

    Founded in 2000 by Stanford University Alumni, Abbey Road Embarked on a mission to provide high quality, life-enriching, educational summer programs for teens. Nearly two decades later, we remain on trajectory, continuing to satisfy our own passion for cultivating cross-cultural understanding, personal growth, and academic enrichment for our students, and seizing every opportunity to improve upon all aspects of their summer experiences each year. Since our humble beginnings of specializing in Language and Cultural immersion, we've expanded our experiential programs to include Art, History, Film, Fashion, Photography, SAT/ACT prep, College Prep, International Relations, Community Service, and other subjects, all which take place across different nations, in some of Europe and North America's most beautiful cities & regions. For more information, please refer to the Brochure or visit www.wcpss.net/cms/Workspace/Section/Section.aspx?DomainID=12059

    Posted February 4, 2019

    Transportation YOU - February 21

    Sign up for our WTS Transportation YOU event on February 21st. The event will feature Emily Blount, North Carolina’s first female professional engineer! Ms. Blount will share her trail blazing stories in the transportation industry. Also, through a hands-on engineering game, we will enhance critical thinking, team work, and decision-making skills.

    This is the 7th year of our chapter’s involvement in Transportation YOU, WTS’ STEM and mentorship program for girls. All who attend will be entertained with food and fun! Our event will focus on a hands-on activity that will demonstrate our topic. Dinner will be provided. RSVP is appreciated for an accurate headcount. Please visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eg2i43r0e058f8a2&llr=n4p7rpmab  for more information.

    Posted January 15, 2019

    NC Project SEED

    NC-ACS Project SEED is a cost-free, statewide, year-round science enrichment program for academically talented students. The program includes a paid ($2500) summer internship. If selected, students who reside in Wake, Durham or Orange Counties will be responsible for their daily transportation to NC State University, North Carolina Central University, UNC-Chapel Hill or Duke University. Students will prepare their research under the supervision of a university preceptor. Throughout the year, students will present their research at various local, state, and national science competitions. The tentative dates for the program are June 13 – August 2, 2019. Project SEED is currently accepting applications from qualified 10th and 11th grade disadvantaged stuidents. For more information please visit sites.google.com/site/northcarolinaacs/nc-project-seed The deadline to apply is Januiary 31.

    Posted December 11, 2018


    The University of Georgia is now accepting applicants to VetCAMP 2019, which is scheduled for June 16-22, 2019. This program is offered to rising high school juniors and seniors and rising college freshmen to evaluate their skills and competitiveness as future veterinarians, provide mentorship and help them experience veterinary medicine as an exciting career path. It’s a great experience and the students have a lot of fun while also learning about the profession. For more information and to apply please visit vet.uga.edu/academic-affairs/vetcamp. The deadline to apply is January 25.

    Posted November 14, 2018

    Martha Guy Summer Institute for Business Leaders - Appalachian State

    MGSI offers a unique 3 week opportunity for current high school juniors to gain an immeasurable amount of business knowledge and experience. This year we are seeking 24 students to participate in the 16th cohort that will include two weeks on ASU’s campus with classroom instruction, an entrepreneurial project, outdoor courses, and local activities, ending with business oriented travel. Visit marthaguy.appstate.edu/ for more details.  The deadline to apply is Feburary 28.

    Posted November 9, 2018

    STAR - Duke University

    The STAR Program provides a hands-on, high-quality research experience during the summer academic break over 8 weeks from Mid-June to Early August. During the program, participants get the chance to:

    Work with a Duke faculty mentor on an original research project

    • Submit their research for publication in a peer-reviewed journal

    • Learn about research methodology, writing, statistics, medical ethics, and career development

    • Students who are age 18 and above can experience clinical medicine firsthand by shadowing a physician on hospital rounds

    Undergraduate students and rising junior and senior high school students are encouraged to apply. No background in scientific research is necessary, but strong academic performance and an interest in medicine and/or the sciences are preferred. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required for participation. The program is held at the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), a clinical research organization that is part of Duke University.   For more information and to apply please visit dcri.org/education/dukes-star-program/ Applications are being accepted through January 19.

    Posted October 18, 2018

    Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY) Seminar

    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 10,000 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 Fall, 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 2018-19 HOBY Seminar. We will also choose one alternate if the nominated candidate is unable to attend. The date and location for the HOBY Seminar will be announced at a later date, but will run at some point between March and June of 2019. 

    Please download the application HERE. The deadline to turn in the application to Student Services is November 9.

    University of Alabama - Early College 

    This program is for current 10th-12th graders, and enables them to earn college credit.  For more information please visit uaearlycollege.ua.edu

    Posted October 9, 2018

    Splash - UNC

    We would like to welcome your students to a unique educational enrichment opportunity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Splash UNC is a bi-annual program where high school students have the opportunity to attend classes taught and created by Carolina students. Classes include a variety of interesting topics ranging from chemistry and swing dancing to neuroscience and Harry Potter.The classes we are offering this semester aim to help high school students explore their current interests and discover new passions.  Splash UNC is hosting its fall program for high school students on Saturday, November 10th from 9am to 5pm. The program fee is $20 and lunch is included. We offer financial aid to any student who needs assistance to attend Splash UNC. We accept payment online through our registration page where students can also pre-order a Splash UNC t-shirt for $10. We will also accept the program fee in cash or by check the day of the event when students come to campus.

    Student registration closes on November 3rd at 11:59pm, so don't delay! To learn more and register, visit https://splashunc.com/ 

    Posted October 4, 2018

    Wake Electric - Cooperative Youth Tour

    Wake Electric seeks applicants for a one-week, all expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the 2019 Electric Youth Tour. Winners also receive a $1,000 scholarship. Winners must go on the Washington Trip to be eligible for the $1,000 scholarship. The trip will be from June 15 – 21, 2019. Students who attend the Youth Tour will join 1,500 high school students from across the U.S. to learn about electric cooperatives, American history and the U.S. government.  Students will also visit the historic sites and federal facilities of the nation’s capital, as well as spend time with their congressional delegations. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded the following year upon proof of enrollment in a North Carolina college or university.  For more information and to apply please  Information  Application The deadline to apply is December 12, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.

    Posted September 5, 2018 

    North Carolina Chapter of the AABE Youth Energy Academy 

    N.C. Chapter of the AABE is excited to host this one-day event from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the campus of North Carolina Central University in Durham, N.C., on Saturday, Oct.13, 2018 in the Mary Townes Science Building.  

    This year's theme, Power Up the Future, focuses on providing hands-on activities for high school students (grades 9-12) to increase their knowledge about the energy industry and new technologies.  Students will learn about careers, job opportunities, and occupational training requirements for different segments of the energy sector.  Students will also learn the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as they pursue their college education and future careers.   In addition, students will have the opportunity to win prizes, and each student will receive a certificate of completion.  Informational Flyer