Enrichment Opportunities


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.

The deadline to apply is May 1, 2023. Students must ask their college counselor to submit the following materials on their behalf:

  • Letter of recommendation
  • High school transcript including current-year schedule)
  • Copy of any available test score reports (optional)

Contact summerscholars@MiamiOH.edu with any questions.

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The summer programs at WashU offer highly motivated students the chance to explore academics and campus life at WashU:

Olin Business School Programs (Deadline to apply: March 8, 2023):

Bold@Olin: July 9-15, 2023

Olin Fleischer Scholars Program: July 9-15, 2023

Gateway to Business: July 9-15, 2023

Arts & Sciences Programs (application deadline: April 3, 2023):

High School Summer Scholars Program: June 11-July15, 2023

High School Summer Academy: June 11-July 15, 2023

High School Summer Launch: July 30-August 5, 2023

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts Programs (The scholarship, early bird, and international application deadline for these programs is March 15, 2023. The deadline for all other applicants is April 15, 2023):

Architecture Discovery Program: July 9-22, 2023

Portfolio Plus Program: July 9-29, 2023


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The Take the LEAP Leadership Summit 2023 is a week-long immersive summer experience for high school students designed to transform the potential leaders of tomorrow into the dynamic leaders of today. Students will participate in
leadership skills and ethics workshops, professional development, needs assessment, and a final project presentation. Open to students in Grades 10-12. Program takes place in San Diego, CA from July 11-July 18, 2023. Applications accepted through February 10, 2023. Receive a decision by March 3. Apply here. Questions? Email: info@leaptheproject.com. More information available here.

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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. Art With a Heart’s Art of Leadership Program is currently recruiting students. It will meet from August 2023 through June 2024. The application process is open to current 9th and 10th grade students. Please see the this Fact Sheet and flyer for a more detailed description of the program. The application will be open until Friday, March 10, 2023.

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AI Scholars Live Online is a 10 session (25-hour) program that exposes high school students to fundamental AI concepts and guides them to build a socially impactful project. Taught by a team of graduate students from Stanford, MIT, and more, students receive a personalized learning experience in small groups with a student-teacher ratio of 5:1. Apply here.

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