Enrichment Opportunities

 
 

Every summer for nearly three decades, talented high school juniors and seniors to-be have been welcomed to Denison University in Granville, Ohio, for the acclaimed Reynolds Young Writers Workshop. The workshop is an eight-day residential program that incorporates small creative writing workshops, group sessions with Denison creative writing faculty and notable visiting writers, and much more. Only 48 students get the chance to come to The Hill to participate each June. That means students experience small, intimate writing workshops and one-on-one interactions with people who have made writing their career. It's a great way to connect with a close-knit community of writing teachers, mentors, and peers from around the world. The program runs from June 22 through June 29, 2024. Financial assistance is available to families who qualify, and information about the program is online at reynolds.denison.edu. Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, March 1, 2024, at 11:59pm.

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has funded an undergraduate research program at Waynesburg University in Pennsylvania. The program includes opportunities for high school students. The 2-month research experience includes full time research and training to become an independent scientist, a stipend, and free campus housing. Learn more and apply here. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2024.

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STEMcx summer high school internships are intense 8-week long pipeline development programs. These internships offer underrepresented minorities hands on experience working in STEM fields in six unique disciplines. At the conclusion of the internships, all interns will participate in a final program with community leaders. Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible to apply. Interns will participate in 160 hours of engagement from June 17 through August 10 and will receive a stipend. The internships are competitive and applications require 400-500 word (minimum) personal statement and two references. The applications close February 25. Email stemcx@gmail.com with any questions. Apply here.

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Port Discovery is always looking for enthusiastic, motivated individuals to join their volunteer team! They are now accepting applications to volunteer in a variety of roles. Volunteering at Port Discovery is perfect for people looking for a fun, positive environment where they can help children and families learn through play. Port Discovery is seeking volunteers for roles including: Greeters, Exhibit Facilitators, Storytellers, Art Studio Aides, and more. You must be 15 years of age to volunteer independently. Schedules are flexible, but volunteers must be able to commit to working at least 50 hours. For more information or questions, contact Kathryn Schmitt at kschmitt@portdiscovery.org or 410-864-2722. The volunteer application is live on the Port Discovery website at this link.

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Horizon Day Camp, located in Baltimore, is hiring counselors and other summer staff positions. As a proud member of the Sunrise Association, a non-profit agency, their mission is to bring back the joys of childhood to children with cancer and their siblings. They are seeking dedicated, motivated, energetic, and empathetic counselors for their seven-week summer day camps. Visit their website for more information. To apply, click "For Staff," then click "Staff Application." Applicants must be at least 16 years of age as of their start date to apply. they must also be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be eligible to join their staff.

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Miami University's Summer Scholars Program is a selective program that provides a rich, early college experience for academically talented rising high school juniors and seniors from across the globe. Students will get a glimpse of life on campus as they dive into a specific academic program with faculty and other students who share their interests.

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Contact summerscholars@MiamiOH.edu with any questions.

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Looking for an opportunity to develop or expand your leadership skills? The Art of Leadership program brings together a diverse group of students from all around the Baltimore area to develop leadership skills and engage in dialogue about social justice issues. Through guest speakers and experiential learning opportunities, students explore community challenges and gain perspective on how to address them. The program strives to support a new generation of leaders in Baltimore, and to create an inclusive and safe community. It is an excellent opportunity for students to grow their networks, step out of their comfort zones, and demonstrate their dedication to civic engagement and working for equity. Learn more about Art With a Heart’s Art of Leadership Program.

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