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Summer Programs

Summer Programs and Out of School Opportunities 
 
Summer programs is a great opportunity for students to learn more and gain experience about the field they are interested in. This is a great opportunity to gain experience as a college student, and it will look great on college applications! Summer programs are highly competitive, so turn in your application early! If you have more questions, feel free to contact your counselor.
 
 

Health Services/ STEM Summer Programs

CAMP CHLA - Health Care Career Exploration

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work as a health care professional? Camp CHLA is your chance to explore these exciting health care careers! Join us for five full days of education, observation and participation in the daily activities of health care professionals at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.


The STEP-UP Program provides hands-on summer research experience for high school and undergraduate students interested in exploring research careers. The overall goal of STEP-UP is to build and sustain a biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social science research pipeline focused on NIDDK’s core mission areas of  diabetes, endocrinology and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases and nutrition; kidney, urologic and hematologic diseases.

COSMOS has as its mission to motivate the most creative minds of the new generation of prospective scientists, engineers, and mathematicians who will become leaders for California, the nation, and the world. The program aims to create a community of students who participate in and contribute to an intensive academic experience delivered by distinguished educators and scholars.

Kaiser Permanente's Summer Youth Employment Program provides underserved or at-risk high school students with supportive and meaningful employment experiences in the health care field.  Also known as  L.A.U.N.C.H. (Learn About Unlimited New Careers in Healthcare), participants attend educational sessions and motivational workshops that introduce them to the possibilities of pursuing a career in health care.  Many former program participants are now employed at Kaiser Permanente as nurses, department administrators, lab technicians, opticians and engineers.


Law Related Summer Programs

Summer Legal Institute For High School Students

The Summer Legal Institute Program The Summer Legal Institute or “SLI” is JTB’s cornerstone youth program. The SLI is a one-week legal immersion program for high school students in Baltimore (MD), Chicago (IL), Detroit (MI), Indianapolis (IN), Los Angeles (CA), Minneapolis (MN), New Orleans (LA), Springfield (MA) and Washington (D.C.)  

The goal of the SLI is to enhance skill sets that are essential for students to progress successfully through high school, college and law school. Scholars experience interactive sessions that will develop skills such as reading, writing, critical thinking, professional etiquette, financial literacy and public speaking. Through a unique curriculum designed to enhance these skill sets, the SLI program inspires diverse students to pursue advanced degrees and careers in the legal profession.

The CLYLP Los Angeles Institute (LAI) was established in 2006 to inspire and motivate students from Southern California  to become future leaders through public service.  Open to 50 students from Los Angeles County, the three-day institute offers an impactful program designed to develop students’ leadership potential and increase their knowledge of the region’s cultural and political landscape. Institute participants connect with education, business, political and community leaders and receive encouragement in their pursuit of post-secondary educational opportunities. Housing, meals and program materials are provided at no cost to the participants or their families.


The Future Latino Leaders Law Camp is a nine-day program run by the HNBF in Washington, DC and provides selected Latino high school students with the opportunity to learn more about the legal profession. Established by the HNBF in 2005, the Law Camp offers students the chance to come to DC and learn more about the college application process, meet influential Latino leaders, and tour national monuments and various government agencies.

The Law Camp is offered cost-free! However, there is a non-refundable application fee of $50 (fee waivers are granted based on financial need) and students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from DC (scholarships are available based on financial need). The HNBF is committed to working with accepted applicants and their families to ensure their ability to attend. Please do not allow the cost of transportation deter you from applying.

This is a fantastic opportunity for Latino high school students who are interested in law to travel to Washington and connect with their peers from across the country as well as meet other successful Latinos.

College Summer Programs

High School Students

Los Angeles Southwest College is fully committed to offering college programs for high school students of unparalleled quality.

This enhanced program will take full advantage of the academic and community-oriented faculty and staff have to offer.

Take a look at the class schedule.



The Princeton University Summer Journalism Program

***THE APPLICATION FOR SUMMER 2017 IS NOW AVAILABLE HERE. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY 11:59 PM ET ON FEBRUARY 24, 2017.

What is the Princeton University Summer Journalism Program? We welcome 35-40 high school students from low-income backgrounds every summer to Princeton's campus for an intensive, 10-day seminar on journalism. The program's goal is to diversify college and professional newsrooms by encouraging outstanding students from low-income backgrounds to pursue careers in journalism. All expenses, including students' travel costs to and from Princeton, are paid for by the program. Students who attend the program come from across the country. The program will enter its sixteenth summer in 2017. It will take place from August 4 to August 14.

Founded in 1987, Columbia University's Summer Program for High School Students offers high-achieving students an intensive and collaborative experience of college life in the Ivy League and the vibrancy of New York City.

Pomona College PAYS Program

To increase the pool of students prepared to enter selective and highly selective colleges and universities who are from historically underrepresented backgrounds, including first generation college students, those from low-income backgrounds, AND/OR those who are African American, Latina/o, Native American, Pacific Islander, and/or Southeast Asian.


The Entrada Scholars Program at Calvin College offers racial ethnic minority high school students a gateway to the future: the opportunity to experience college learning and living while earning college credit.


Designed by college admissions specialists, College Prep Academy is a comprehensive training program that prepares high school students to gain admission at top accredited 4-year colleges and universities nationwide.  Housed on the campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, this program provides students with hands-on instruction and guidance through every facet of the college admissions process.

CPA training workshops are held monthly (on Saturdays) on the USC campus  throughout the school year.  Admission is FREE!

Students are taught by college counselors admissions staff, and mentors who guide them through every phase of the college admissions process.



College I Can college access, preparation and retention services are open to all youth and young adult over the age of 16 who want to participate and qualify for scholarship opportunities.


USC Summer Programs extends a tradition of excellence to outstanding high school students through unique 4 and 2 week summer courses. Accepted students to the USC Summer Programs will balance academic and campus life as they prepare for college in the nation’s entertainment center – Los Angeles, California. Learn more about USC Summer


During the summer, UCLA opens its door to high school students as well, and we invite you to come and study in a welcoming environment that appreciates diversity and global perspectives.

2017 Space Camp Scholarship



"The Mars Generation℠ scholarship program makes Space Camp possible for young people who have aptitude in STEM but do not have the resources to attend Space Camp.The Mars Generation ensures that STEM aptitude is not lost due to lack of opportunity. Our scholarship program provides 100% funding (including transportation) for youth with aptitude in STEM and financial need to attend U.S. Space Camp ®. Space Camp provides exceptional inspirational experiences to talented youth that can help shape their future educational and career choices.”


Applicants must be:


  • Must join the TMG Student Space Ambassador Leadership Program
  • Family must qualify for the federal guidelines for income the USDA FREE lunch program. We do require verification of this if you are awarded a scholarship. WL edit – This is a little confusing to me. Are we trying to say that the families must qualify for the federal income guidelines for the USDA FREE lunch program?
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident and live in the continental U.S. (Lower 48 states)
  • Must be able to attend Space Camp the week of July 8-15, 2017
  • Have never attended Space Camp USA in Huntsville, Alabama
  • If you are chosen for a TMG Space Camp Scholarship, you will be required to submit a deposit of $300 to The Mars Generation to accept your scholarship. The deposit will be refunded once you attend camp (if you do not make it camp due to illness or any other reason you forfeit the deposit.)
  • Must be between the age of 15-17 as of July 1, 2017.
  • Must find a teacher or mentor to recommend you and also mentor you through your scholarship process and delivery of your proposed project.


Gender Based Programs


Girls who Code

Each week of the program covers projects related to computer science, such as art, storytelling, robotics, video games, web sites, and apps. You’ll also hear from guest speakers, participate in workshops, connect with female engineers and entrepreneurs, and go on field trips. The program culminates in a final project where you build your own product and share it with your class.


Our programs offer an immersive experience where young men of color develop as technology leaders by learning computer programming, entrepreneurship, and public speaking. We use tech and coding as tools that lead to discipline, confidence, and critical thinking.



MIT Women's Technology Program (WTP) is a rigorous four-week summer academic and residential experience where female high school students explore engineering through hands-on classes, labs, and team-based projects in the summer after 11th grade. Students provide their own transportation to and from WTP. WTP waives the entire fee for families with annual incomes of $70,000 or less.

Deadline is January 15, 2017!

Volunteer Opportunities

Los Angeles County is committed to the development and success of our youth.  We are working with other County Departments, cities, local Workforce Development Boards, Non-Profit organizations and businesses throughout the County to put young adults to work, provide first time work experience and help them develop to be our future workforce.


Los Angeles County Public Library

Volunteering is vital to the health of your library and your community by providing much needed support to the youth and adults who rely on library services. You will also gain skills and knowledge that will help in your professional career and your personal life. Students can gain community service credit and valuable job experience.





Thank you for your interest in joining our LA Animal Services Volunteer Team! We are looking for volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of the abandoned and orphan animals in our care. We need friendly, outgoing and personable volunteers to assist the public and work with the staff in our Animal Shelters and at off-site adoption events.

Volunteering for the City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks is a great way to create community! You can join COMMUNITY GROUPS, participate in RECREATION PROGRAMS, and/or work in the parks MAINTAINING THE CITY’S GREEN SPACES.


AYSO is a volunteer-run organization. Coaches, referees and administrators are volunteers. Over 125,000 parents, neighbors, relatives and friends lend their time and talents so that each child gets a terrific AYSO experience.


Mayor Eric Garcetti has set a goal of finding summer and  year-round jobs for 15,000 youth through the 2016 HIRE LA’s Youth initiative.  A starter job is key in helping young people ages 14 to 24 learn about the workplace, find a mentor and enter a path to meaningful and lifelong employment.  A healthy economy starts at the ground floor - with a base of trained and capable workers.

With more than 10 million residents, Los Angeles County is the most populous county in the nation. As the largest employer in Southern California, over 100,000 employees in more than 36 Departments provide vital public services as diverse as law enforcement, property assessment, public health protection, water conservation, cultural activities and many more.

California Science Center Discovery Room Volunteers assist staff in providing interactive activities for children 7 and younger accompanied by their parents/teachers. Activities include crafts, storytelling, interaction with small animals and creative play. Each activity is designed to introduce young children to age-appropriate science themes that mirror the themes carried out in the main exhibit galleries. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. Must commit to serving 4 hours/week for a minimum of 6 months.​


Ready to start volunteering at the Natural History Museum?

Please complete and submit the Volunteer Application to be considered for opportunities as an Interpretive or Behind-the-Scenes Volunteer.

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. Please note, applicants ages 16-17 will be asked to fill out additional paperwork at orientation.

For more information about volunteering please contact (213) 763-3341 or Volunteer@nhm.org.

LACMA

Volunteering is a unique form of philanthropy: a gift of unrestricted time and expertise to the museum. Volunteering provides a means for members to bond over shared artistic passions, and participate in group tours, lectures, receptions and travel. There are a number of ways to give of your time to help LACMA.



LA Airport

The Volunteer Information Professionals (VIP) program mission is to assist passengers to ensure a friendly and positive experience at LAX. The personal touch is what passengers remember most during their travels which makes our volunteers “Very Important People” as well as Volunteer Information Professionals! VIPs are located in information booths on the Arrivals Level of each LAX terminal. On occasion, volunteers may be assigned to roam at the baggage claim area and its nearby exits. Volunteers will work in groups of two in four-hour shifts, with each volunteer working one shift per week, or more, if preferred. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. during the weekdays and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the weekends.



New Programs

 

LA Students for Change is a paid internship program designed to give power and a voice to those who are most affected by the decisions of LAUSD–the students. This is a 10 week program that spans the duration of the 2017 LAUSD Board election – from January to May – and gives students the opportunity to use their unique skill sets to improve conditions in their own classrooms by electing new leadership to LAUSD. These students will have the opportunity to learn the inner-workings of education policy, local campaigning and grassroots organizing, basic editorial and writing techniques, the power of effective communication, and how to engage and organize peers around a cause. Students will work with local media outlets, social media platforms, political strategists, and community organizations to make their dream a reality.



When you are able to dedicate some time to get on the front lines and help, it really feeds the soul.  Join us in serving food, handing out hygiene items, sorting and distributing clothing, or even helping pets receive needed flea medication and supplies.  Every little bit helps.


"The Mars Generation℠ scholarship program makes Space Camp possible for young people who have aptitude in STEM but do not have the resources to attend Space Camp.The Mars Generation ensures that STEM aptitude is not lost due to lack of opportunity. Our scholarship program provides 100% funding (including transportation) for youth with aptitude in STEM and financial need to attend U.S. Space Camp ®. Space Camp provides exceptional inspirational experiences to talented youth that can help shape their future educational and career choices.”

Applicants must be:

  • Must join the TMG Student Space Ambassador Leadership Program
  • Family must qualify for the federal guidelines for income the USDA FREE lunch program. We do require verification of this if you are awarded a scholarship. WL edit – This is a little confusing to me. Are we trying to say that the families must qualify for the federal income guidelines for the USDA FREE lunch program?
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident and live in the continental U.S. (Lower 48 states)
  • Must be able to attend Space Camp the week of July 8-15, 2017
  • Have never attended Space Camp USA in Huntsville, Alabama
  • If you are chosen for a TMG Space Camp Scholarship, you will be required to submit a deposit of $300 to The Mars Generation to accept your scholarship. The deposit will be refunded once you attend camp (if you do not make it camp due to illness or any other reason you forfeit the deposit.)
  • Must be between the age of 15-17 as of July 1, 2017.
  • Must find a teacher or mentor to recommend you and also mentor you through your scholarship process and delivery of your proposed project.

MIT Women's Technology Program (WTP) is a rigorous four-week summer academic and residential experience where female high school students explore engineering through hands-on classes, labs, and team-based projects in the summer after 11th grade. Students provide their own transportation to and from WTP. WTP waives the entire fee for families with annual incomes of $70,000 or less.

Deadline is January 15, 2017!


Project STRIDE (StudentsTraining in Research Involving Disparity Elimination)

Qualifications and Requirements for acceptance into Project STRIDE are as follows:

1.Applicant must have a 3.0 or better grade point average in general and in math and   science courses in particular.

2.Applicant must be a current high school student in the 11th grade (in order to minimize  clinical care accreditation issues of students being too young in a clinical research environment).

3.Completion of application form and application essay.

4.Signed Parental Consent Form for applicants under the age of 18.

5.Official copy of high school transcript submitted electronically by school.

  1. Two letters of recommendation from current high school instructors or guidance counselors, with original signatures on high school letterhead.
  2. All materials must be submitted and received no later than  March 15.

If you meet the criteria for this program please submit this application:


 

2017 Project STRIDE Fillable Application.pdf (PDF — 359 KB)