Summer Programs & Resources

  • The majority of colleges and universities offer youth programming during the summer months, internships opportunities for high school students (paid & unpaid) along with other informative resources that will benefit students as they set to transition after graduation. 

  • GA Tech Building Construction Summer Camp

    The Pre-College Building Construction Summer Camp program consists of two-week in-person workshops hosted by the College of Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This program provides the opportunity to engage with world-class faculty and current students, and give high-school (rising juniors and rising seniors) students meaningful insight into what it is like to study Building Construction at Georgia Tech.

    Full and partial scholarships available! Apply here
    For inquiries please email: Kirsten McLagan

    Applications for the 2023 Pre-College Summer Program are now open.

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  • Harvard International Relations Scholars Program

    Welcome. The Harvard Undergraduate Foreign Policy Initiative (HUFPI) invites you to apply to the 2023 Harvard Undergraduate International Relations Scholars Program (HUIRSP)

    June 1st - June 4th, 2023

    This annual program offers you the firsthand experience of engaging with and learning from world-class leaders, diplomats, and career service members. In a cohort of young student-leaders, you will receive mentorship from experts in the global affairs field, conduct policy research, and present your findings to Harvard professors.

    This competitive application process will provide us insights into your interests, your current grasp of global affairs, and what aspects of international relations excite you.

    The cost of the program for admitted students will be $450 (USD), and a reduced $350 (USD) for early applicants. Low-income students are eligible for financial assistance on a case-by-case basis.

    All high school students, grades 9-12 are eligible to apply,including graduating Seniors '23

    The priority deadline is April 15, 2023

    The final deadline is May 10, 2023


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  • The Academy for Future Teachers

    10th-12th grade, those active in educator prep opportunities or who tutor/mentor children/teens. A 3.0 GPA is ideal, though exceptions are made based upon activities and strong teacher recommendations.

    Applying freshman must have a rigorous academic record. That said, all students open to exploring a career as an educator or in a STEAM field are encouraged to apply. AFT'23 is IN-PERSON.

    Dates: June 5-23, 2023

    Location: Georgia State’s downtown campus. 

    Times: 8:00 a.m. to 1 p.m./Three weeks - Daily

    High school participants will connect to build teaching and communication skills. Applying STREAM concepts, small teams dig deep into current, real-world challenges and then devise engaging ways to teach the answers they uncover. AFT spotlights the professional and academic skills educators need — practical skills every student and future STREAM leader can use.

    Best of all — high school students will teach real students every week! Real middle school and pre-K students give students essential real-world feedback that helps these future educators spotlight the professional and academic skills they need while deciding what goals are right for them.

    • Generous stipends for participation
    • Classes 8:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily
    • Transit card or parking pass provided

    GSU Academy for Future Teachers

    The Academy for Future Teachers QR codes

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  • GUIDE, the Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is a group of high school students from across Gwinnett County who come together to learn leadership skills, provide input to various aspects of GUIDE programming and conduct substance abuse prevention projects.

    Our YAB members are committed to positively impacting the community, as well as making responsible and healthy personal choices. Throughout the school year, YAB members take part in monthly meetings and help plan things like youth leadership training, community-wide events and peer-prevention campaigns designed to reduce alcohol, tobacco and other drug use.

    YAB applications are now available for the 2023-2024 school year! If you’re interested in joining us, submit an application by May 5, 2023.

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  • Georgia Teen Institute is a youth leadership program for Youth Action Teams throughout Georgia that begins with a summer training program and continues with year-round support. Youth teams attend a four-day residential camp held at Oxford College to develop leadership skills and engage in the Strategic Prevention Framework planning process through workshops, Team Meetings and team building activities. The teams work to plan and implement peer-focused prevention and community service projects.


    Georgia Teen Institute 2023 will be held June 12-16 at Oxford College.

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  • Emory Volunteen Program accepts current high school students, ages 15 – 18 for student volunteer opportunities.

    The teen volunteer program is offered during the summer months only. The VolunTeen application will become available mid-February of the corresponding year.


    EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL – 1364 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322 

    High School Student Application – Available mid-February of corresponding year

    EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL MIDTOWN – 550 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30308

    High School Student Application – Available mid-February of corresponding year

    If you have additional questions concerning volunteer opportunities or regarding the following locations: Emory University Hospital or Emory University Hospital Midtown - please call 404- 712-0375. 

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  • Georgia Student Service Award

    Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism Applications
    High school (grades 9-12) aged youth in service and to support the development of Georgia’s citizens who are committed to life-long service to their communities, Georgia Serves instituted the Georgia Student Service Award (GSSA) are encouraged to complete and submit up to 200 community hours to qualify.
    Description: GSSA Info

    Contact for an annual updated GSSA worksheet. 

    Annual deadlines: April 2023


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  • Georgia House of Representatives or Senate Page Program

    Does your student want to learn about Georgia State Government?

    House Page Program

    Senate Page Program

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  • Auburn University Engineering Summer Camp

    Summer Camp Registration 2023

    Women in Engineering Summer Camp

    Senior Tigers Engineering Camp

    Junior Tigers

    Auburn University Summer Outreach Camps


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  • Caminos al Futuro - George Washington University

    George Washington University is hosting a program for Latino leaders. Caminos al Futuro is a fully-funded summer scholarship program that engages high-achieving juniors (rising seniors) from U.S. high schools in a residential academic leadership development program at the George Washington University. This program is part of the Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute sponsored by GW alumnus Gilbert Cisneros and his wife, Jacki. The deadline to apply is March 1st.

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  • Columbia University Online Summer Immersion Program

    Students are encouraged to apply at the Columbia University Summer Immersion Program or College Edge open to students entering grades 11 or 12. 

    Session 1 (A): May 3–Jun. 18

    Session 2 (B): Jun. 28–Aug. 16

    Columbia University Online Summer Immersion Program

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  • Duke Summer Session

    The DUKE Summer Session applications are now open. Please visit the website below for more information.

    Duke Summer Session Programs

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  • Constitutional Academy

    Constitutional Academy - Stay Tuned

    Our annual summer program brings together high school students from across the country to Washington, D.C. for a week of deep discussions on critical issues and interactions with scholars, policy-makers, and national thought leaders. Participants also make new friends, tour the monuments and museums, and connect with professionals throughout the D.C. area.

    Rolling applications being processed and Virtual online program

    Constitutional Academy


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  • UWG - Georgia Scholars Institute is a 4-week summer program for high-achieving students to live on University of West Georgia’s campus during the month of June, take dual-enrollment classes together and earn Honors College credit.

    Admissions Deadline: April 15, 2023

    With lots of fun and stimulating extra-curricular activities, students get to experience college life and make connections with other student-scholars and world-class faculty. 

    To be eligible to participate in the Georgia Scholars’ Institute program, students generally meet the following criteria, but admission is based on a holistic view of each student:

    • Rising High School Junior or Senior
    • Highly motivated and committed to engaging in college-level work during the summer
    • 3.75 academic GPA
    • 1250 SAT (or PSAT) composite or 26 ACT (or Pre-ACT) composite

    A limited number of scholarships may be available to assist students with a portion of the housing costs. To inquire about a GSI scholarship, please email


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  • Institute for Broadening Participation STEM Programs and Scholarships

    Fully funded STEM programs, funding information, career information, and other STEM resources for K-12 students and their parents and teachers.

    STEM Internships, Camps & Funding Opportunities (K-12 level)

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  • LAA Lyla Summer Program

    Latino American Association will be offering FREE Summer Program in Gwinnett for students and families interested.  

    Gwinnett Middle & High School Students: July 6 - July 22 

    Please click on the link above to obtain more information. 

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  • miRcore 2022 Computational Biology Research Camps 

    Location: Online/In-person [Univ. of Michigan/ Scripps Research Inst. 
    Time: 9 am - 4 pm (CT/PT)
    Audience: High school students (including incoming freshmen)
    Students will learn to do computational biology research using clinical data to identify genes related to certain diseases!

    Computational Biology Virtual Camps

    Session 1: June 13 – June 17, 2022

    Session 2: June 20 – June 24, 2022

    Session 3: July 11 – July 15, 2022

    Session 4: August 1 – August 5, 2022

    Visit miRcore website for more information and registration! 

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  • 2023 Summer Volunteen Program at Northside Hospital-Gwinnett/Lawrenceville

    Northside Gwinnett will be offering a summer teen program for a select number of RISING SENIOR STUDENTs (2024) in High school from June-July (agreeing to volunteer at least 4 hours per week).

    These students will need to complete the online application

    • 3 references
    • have a solid 3.5 and above GPA
    • A letter stating why they want to volunteer for the hospital.

    Those applications will be accepted March 1- April 3rd.

    In this program, we will offer several lunch and learn classes."

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  • National Hot Rod Association Youth & Education Services (YES) Program 

    This digital YES Program curriculum will show students how S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is applied to both, real-world situations and NHRA Drag Racing.  After completion of this digital program, all participating students are eligible to receive a free ticket to attend an upcoming NHRA National Event in person. 

    NHRA YES Participant Registration Form

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  • Penn Summer High School Programs

    Penn Summer Prep Programs
    US student May 1, 2021

    Penn Summer Academies
    US student May 1, 2021

    Pre-College Program
    US student May 1, 2021

    Young Scholars Program
    Summer 2021 - Session I May 1, 2021

    Summer 2021 - Session II June 1, 2021


    Applications may only be submitted through our online application system. Please note that this system is utilized for undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs in addition to summer high school programs; the language in our application system may reference other programs.

    Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis through the application deadline or until programs have reached full capacity. Admissions decisions will be posted to your online application account. You will receive an email notice when your admissions decision is available.

    A successful applicant should have:

    • Minimum 3.3 high school GPA
    • Writing that shows both technical skill and intellectual depth
    • Strong recommendations
    • A variety of extracurricular interests

    Penn Summer High School Application Information

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  • Bulldog Pharmacy Camp

    Samford University's McWhorter School of Pharmacy is offering Bulldog Pharmacy Camp is an overnight camp that provides an opportunity for rising high school juniors and seniors and incoming college freshmen to learn about careers in pharmacy. Participate in compounding and hands-on demonstrations in a pharmacy science lab and tour local health care facilities and pharmacies.

    2021 Updates Coming Soon

    High school students that are interested in investigating a career as a pharmacist. We would like to invite your students to participate in Bulldog Pharmacy Camp. During the week of pharmacy camp they will experience hands-on learning about health careers in pharmacy, participate in tours of local health care facilities and local pharmacies, participate in compounding activities and hands on demonstrations in the College of Health Sciences Learning and Simulation Laboratories. Students who attend the camp will have the unique opportunity to spend time on the Samford campus and experience campus life with us, spend time with pharmacy professors, and have a lot of time to interact with other students also interested in careers in pharmacy. 

    Selection for the camp is based on high school academic performance and their interest in the professions of pharmacy.

    If a student has not taken the ACT or SAT, they should have their guidance counselor send an email to stating that the student is applying for camp and has not taken the test yet.

    Bulldog Pharmacy Camp

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  • Transition Information for Panthers in Special Education

    You can find information about our GCPS Special Education Department Parent Mentors and the GCPS Transition Fair on the district website. Presentations from the last Transition Fair are available for review.

    Previous Transition Fair topics:

    • Understanding Social Security Income
    • Why You May Want to Consider Guardianship
    • The NOW/COMP Waivers: Support for Living and Functioning in the Community
    • Paths to Employment Supports
    • How Caregivers Can Secure the Future of Their Dependents with Special Needs
    • Georgia STABLE Accounts 101
    • Basics of Applying for Guardianship

    Special Education Virtual Transition Fair / Parent Mentors

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  • The Theatre School at DePaul University Summer High School Training Program

    DePaul University will offer a non-college credit program that prepares rising 11th and 12th grade students for the college audition and interview process, all while building life-long connections with one of the top theatre conservatories in the nation.

    For three weeks (June 26-July 18, 2021), students will study one of six concentrations from the comforts of home - acting, comedy arts, directing, design, playwriting, or stage management/theatre technology. Operating on a virtual platform for the second year in a row allows us to offer a more accessible, affordable program for students who may not have been able to travel to Chicago this summer.

    Summer High School Training Program | Conservatory | The Theatre School | DePaul University, Chicago

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  • 21st Century Leaders

    21st Century Leaders has 3 awesome summer programs in the Atlanta area. Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible to apply by March 1st!  

    21st Century Leaders Student Programs

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  • UGA VetCAMP (Veterinary Career Aptitude and Mentoring Program)

    Please check back next December (2021) for details about the application for 2022

    What is VetCAMP?
    VetCAMP (Veterinary Career Aptitude and Mentoring Program) is a week-long, on-campus summer program for high school students. At VetCAMP, students experience veterinary medicine – and will be involved in activities aimed at evaluating their skills and competitiveness as future veterinarians. The week is filled with visits and hand-on learning at our veterinary teaching hospital, diagnostic labs, and the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center — and highlighted by a behind-the-scenes tour of the Georgia Aquarium. In addition, VetCampers learn about what vet school is all about – from admissions to classes to study abroad opportunities, to the wide variety of career paths veterinary medicine has to offer!

    To apply:

    • Online application
    • $20 application fee
    • Teacher/counselor recommendation form (emailed directly from teacher/counselor as a PDF attachment to
    • High school transcript
    • YouTube video answering prompt

    Please note that all application materials must be RECEIVED BY posted deadline.

    • January – all application materials must be received
    • February – applicants are notified of our decision via email
    • April – program fee for accepted applicants is due
    • April – full refund of program fee, less a $20 administrative fee, if cancellation is received in writing by 5PM EDT
    • May – refund of 50% of program fee, less a $20 administrative fee, if the cancellation request is received in writing by 5PM EDT


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