• My Brother's Keeper
      • MBK Durham leads a cross-sector local call to action focused on building safe and supportive communities where boys and young men of color feel valued and have clear pathways to opportunity. I would like to personally invite you to our MBK Durham Summit 2024, on May 22, 2024, from 9 am to 2 pm. We are looking for young men who will serve as Ambassadors for MBK Durham and will work diligently after the summit to implement change in their schools and communities. We believe it is time for Durham to “Rise and Be My Brother’s Keeper.”


        We would be honored to share this opportunity with you as we indulge in conversations and workshops focusing on community engagement, enrichment, empowerment, and excellence.


        The link for registration is https://forms.gle/jas1jutDf3YWdDxx7. Please feel free to contact our administrative office if you have any questions.

    • Recruitment for Cohort 9 in the BULLS Life Sciences Academy is now open, and we want YOU to be a part of it! 
      • The BULLS Life Science Academy is an innovative program designed to provide young adults in Durham County with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the dynamic field of life sciences. Whether you're passionate about biomanufacturing, bioinformatics, or biotechnology, our program offers hands-on training, expert instruction, and real-world experience to help you launch your career.

        1) Attend an Information Session:

        Join us for one of our virtual information sessions to learn more about the program, eligibility requirements, and application process. Sessions will be held on May 15th, June 5th, and June 26th.

        2) Complete the Application:

        After attending an information session, complete the application form to officially apply to the program. The application deadline is July 5th, 2024, so be sure to submit your application on time.

        3) Provide Required Documentation:

        Along with your application, be sure to submit all required documentation, including a letter of recommendation, by the application deadline.

        4) Stay Connected:

        Follow us on social media for updates, news, and insights into the BULLS Life Science Academy community. We're here to support you every step of the way!

    • Shelton Leadership Challenge Camp being hosted at NC Wesleyan 
      • The Shelton Challenge is a six-day (July 14-19, 2024) residential leadership experience to help students expand their knowledge and skills of what it takes to be an effective leader. Offered to rising 9th-grade (transitioning from 8th to 9th grade) to graduated seniors (those heading into freshman year of college) with a 3.0+ unweighted GPA, hands-on activities focus on: personal leadership assessment and interpersonal dynamics, the role of values and ethics in leadership, leadership traits and approaches, empowering others, civic and social responsibility and goal setting. In addition to these aptitudes, students also engage in team-building activities like low- and high-ropes courses, rock climbing walls, service projects, and social activities in the evenings.
      • The cost to attend the Shelton Challenge six-day residential program is $500. This cost includes all curriculum materials, lodging and food, low and high ropes training, transportation during the week, and night activities. With submitting the application, please mail a $100 deposit to hold space in the program. The deposit will go toward the final payment of $500. Please make all checks or money orders payable to the Shelton Challenge at N.C. Wesleyan University. Financial aid scholarships are available to applicants. 
      • Link for more information, and to apply to the Shelton Challenge: https://ncwc.edu/community/shelton-challenge/
    • Girls Rock Youth Mentor Program
      • Youth Mentors are volunteers who are rising 11th or 12th graders and/or will be 16 - 18 years old at the start of camp. Youth Mentors are a bridge between the camper and volunteer/staff experience--working with other volunteers and staff to coordinate and facilitate camp while also (if interested) forming bands, having daily band practice, and performing in the showcase at the end of the session! To fill out a Youth Mentor application, click here.
      • Girls Rock NC is a youth-centered organization dedicated to building community and power among girls, transgender youth, and gender expansive youth through musical collaboration, political education for social change, and creative expression.
      • 2024 Summer Camp Dates

        • Session 1 (Durham): Rising 3rd - 6th graders | July 15th - July 19th, showcase on July 20th

        • Session 2 (Durham): Rising 7th - 10th graders | July 22nd - July 26th, showcase on July 27th


    • NCCU Science and Research Summer Program (SRSP)
      • SRSP is a 4-week summer research day program. It runs from 6/24 to 7/19, it will give high school students hands-on research experience by working on research projects with NCCU science professors in many disciplines. The program is supported by the CREST center, PREM (NSF support), and URC center (NASA support) and is open to students the summer between their junior and senior year of high school. Students are selected from high schools in North Carolina to be involved in this summer research program. It is expected that this experience will have a positive effect on student interest in careers in science technology engineering and math disciplines.

      • The application can be found on our website SRSP2024.

    • NASA Precollege Summer Institute of Earth Science and Geospatial Science

      • Two-week, residential camp at Fayetteville State University that is conducted in partnership with NASA. It is completely free and participants will also be paid a stipend. The focus is on geospatial science and climate change. Information and application instructions are located at this link

      • Anyone (ages 18 and up) interested in working as a lifeguard or swim instructor for Duke University. No certification is needed to apply. 

        o   Lifeguards – applicants will be placed into a lifeguard certification class for $50. Employment will be dependent on passing the certification. 

        o   Swim Instructors – on the job training will be provided. 

      • Applicants will be tested on their swimming skills, so bring your swimsuit, towel, and goggles. Those who make it past the swim test will then be interviewed, pick shifts they want to work, and complete the hiring paperwork. More information on the swim test can be found on the Duke Rec & PE website.

      • When (pick one):Monday, April 15 – 5:30-7pm, Wednesday, April 17 – 5:30-7pm, Tuesday, April 23 – 5:30-7pm, Thursday, April 25 – 5:30-7pm 

        Where:  Taishoff Aquatics Center: 330 Towerview Rd, Durham, NC 27708  Enter Wilson Recreation Center to access Taishoff.

        Registration (free):  Please register for the date you plan to attend on the Duke Rec & PE website.

    • UNCG CHANCE College Readiness Program.

      • Empowering Latino/Hispanic Rising Senior High School Students.

        Join us for a transformative experience at UNCG CHANCE—a unique opportunity designed exclusively for Latino/Hispanic rising senior high school students. Our intensive four-day program focuses on college readiness and personal growth, providing participants with invaluable insights and connections to thrive academically and professionally.

        What to Expect:

        • Engage with university faculty, students, and staff
        • Develop a supportive peer network
        • Higher Education Admissions session and Financial aid information
        • Explore campus organizations
        • Participate in sports and cultural activities
        • Experience a day in the life of a college student
        • Build teamwork and leadership skills
        • Learn about civic responsibility

        Program Details:

        Dates: Wednesday, July 17th, through Saturday, July 20th, 2024

        Location: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

        Program Fee: $65 upon acceptance (non-refundable, due by April 29th)

        Eligibility: Latino/Hispanic students currently in eleventh grade with a minimum 2.8 GPA

        Application Deadline: April 19th

        ApplyClick here to apply (Applications open from January 15th to April 29th; high school transcript required)

        Contact: Margarita Kerkado, m_kerkad@uncg.edu 336-334-4090, Camper recruitment.

                            Augusto Peña, aepenaes@uncg.edu 336-334-4442, CHANCE Director.

    • Durham Youthworks Program

      • Durham young people ages 14-24 who want to explore a career, earn money, and gain valuable work base learning experience during the summer are invited to apply to the Durham Youth-Works Program. Opportunities are available in many career fields.
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    • Black SEL Hub Summer Institute
      • The Black SEL Hub Summer Institute is a five-day program designed to explore the social-emotional development of Black students. Through our Black SEL curriculum, participants will receive training in social justice skills, racial equity, leadership, workforce development, character development, media literacy, and civic engagement, all while integrating the five competencies of SEL. Our goal is to foster confidence, resilience, character, values, and a sense of civic responsibility among participants.
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    • Rising Stars Summer Internship
      • Paid Stipend, Exciting Learning Environment, Build your resume and network with professionals
      • Application Closes March 29
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    • 2024 LatinxEd Fellowship Applications open Due March 18th
      • 2024 LatinxEd Fellowship applications 
      • LatinxEd Fellowship is a powerful learning community for youth and adult leaders who are eager to lead positive, transformational change in education. We are looking for students who care about education and are willing to use their voice and power to uplift the educational needs of their community and empower their peers to lead in school. 

        • Cost: Free! All expenses are covered by the generous support of funders.

        • Application Deadline: Monday, March 18th

        • Programming Dates: 

          • July 23rd - 26th: Summer Retreat at Cary Academy

          • August - November:  Monthly Postsecondary Coaching (Virtual)

          • November 2nd: Graduation Ceremony in the Triad Region.

        • Location: Youth Fellows will participate in a four-day retreat at Cary Academy. Additional programming will be conducted virtually outside of the Graduation Ceremony, which will be held in the triad region. 

        • Accommodations: LatinxEd will cover the cost of meals for Fellows during in-person events. For the summer retreat, LatinxEd will have pick-up sites in Raleigh, Durham, and Hillsborough to support with transportation. 

    • Summer Student Enrichment Program Search
    • Summer Employment Opportunity - Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at UNC Chapel Hill
      • The deadline to submit applications for the position is April 1. Please use this link to apply: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/272666
      • Job: Camp Assistant Counselors ages 16+
      • June 10 - August 9
      • Flexible around summer plans; Mandatory training May 31 - June 2
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    • DPS Job Fair: Wednesday, April 17, 2024, from 10:00am-1:00pm
      • CTE will be hosting a Senior Hiring Fair to help students prepare for their next steps after graduation. Students will network with employers. Transportation will be provided for students who sign up to participate. We are looking to have 10-15 students from MCHS. Seats are limited.... See attachment to sign-up or use this link: https://forms.gle/QBvpNJ8WPjaZRdX47
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    • 2024 Project Uplift and Uplift PLUS application is officially live!

      • Project Uplift is a summer college access program designed to promote and increase access to higher education for rising high school seniors. All students are encouraged to apply, especially those underrepresented in postsecondary education.

      •  Uplift PLUS is an intensive residential 2-week summer academic enrichment and college readiness program for select Project Uplift participants. Students get to experience campus life during these 2 weeks while challenging themselves through various experiential learning opportunities.  

      • The application deadline is March 15, 2024.
    • CSI Camp June 10 - June 14
      • CSI Camp is designed to give students hands-on experience of what they can expect in the forensive science and criminal justice majors and occupations. Camp will enable students to enhance their knowledge and understanding of forensic topics and allow them to make valuable connections with professionals and fellow peers in the field. Students will have an opportunity to train with and learn from certified experts in a small group setting.  
      • https://www.waynesburg.edu/community/community-learning/camps/csi-camp
    • ACT Test Taking Lunch and Learn with Mrs. Machak
      • In order to prepare for the ACT and test prep in general, Mrs. Machak will be going over test taking strategies the following dates. Bring your lunch and let's learn about good test taking strategies.
        • February 26th @ 11
      • Email Mrs. Machak if you are interested or just drop in.
    • Hank & Billye Suber Aaron Young Scholars Summer Research Institute at the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity
      • The Hank & Billye Suber Aaron Young Scholars Summer Research Institute through the Duke Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity is a free summer program for high school students to enhance their research, writing, and presentation skills. This program allows students to produce their research projects related to social justice and the varied causes and consequences of inequality that can involve intersections of class, income, wealth, gender, race, health, law, employment, and education. Whether the student has a background in research, or not, this program will foster collaboration, facilitate student ownership of learning, and develop tools for critical inquiry. Our free summer program is open for all current high school Durham Public School freshmen through juniors who want to learn more about research, and social inequality, or want to develop their writing, critical thinking, and presentation skills. If you have any questions about the application or the program, please feel free to email the program coordinator, Ms. Ruff at kennedy.ruff@duke.edu.
      • Student Application: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_85DUeN9sHsv3Yua

      • Young Scholars Website: https://socialequity.duke.edu/projects-programs/hank-billye-suber-aaron-young-scholars-program/

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    • US Military Academy at West Point Summer Leaders Experience (SLE)
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      • What is SLE?

        • SLE is a one-week program for current Juniors (High School Class of 2025) to visit West Point in June.
        • Students in this program get to spend the week with our cadets, live in the barracks, and eat in the mess hall.
        • Learn about West Point’s world class academics by trying 5 of our 17 academic workshops.
        • Learn about military training and becoming a Leader of Character at West Point by completing two military days to include rappelling, Zodiac boats, combatives (like Jiu-Jitsu) training and more!
        • Challenge themselves physically by attempting the Candidate Fitness Assessment, conducting physical training, and sports.
        • Complete their admissions interview with a cadet.
        • Spend the week making friends with other students from all over the US who are applying to West Point.
      • Learn more about SLE- https://www.westpoint.edu/admissions/summer-programApply now- https://apply.westpoint.edu/portal/candidate
    • BETA Camp
      • Link to more information
      • A 4-week virtual entrepreneurship program where teens build a real business - from ideation to revenue.
    • Application links to the United States Naval Academy (USNA) Summer Seminar and Summer STEM programs are now "live."
      • Naval Academy Summer Seminar offers an opportunity for rising high school seniors to experience USNA for one week. Participants learn about life at the Naval Academy, where academics, athletics, and professional training play equally important roles in developing our nation's future leaders. 
        Naval Academy Summer Seminar:
        June 1-6 
        June 8-13 
        June 15-20
      • The Summer STEM Program is a great catalyst to initiate the pursuit of a future in science and engineering. Summer STEM is an opportunity for participants to create, build, and explore in world-class lab facilities, working alongside the Naval Academy's distinguished faculty and Midshipmen.
      • Summer STEM Program June 3-8 for current 8th graders (rising 9th graders) June 10-15 for current 9th graders (rising 10th graders) June 17-21 for current 10th graders (rising 11th graders).
        If further information is desired, please contact:
        Peyton DeHart
        Blue and Gold Officer
        United States Naval Academy
        (919) 259-6202
    • BOOST Beyond Mentee
      • Overview: BOOST Beyond is a two-on-one mentorship program between BOOST high school mentees and Duke graduate mentors that is meant to help high schoolers navigate life after high school graduation. Mentees can be rising juniors, seniors, or recent high school graduates who are a part of the BOOST family and are interested in mentorship. Once a month, you will meet virtually or in person with your mentor for 1-2 hours. These meetings will review topics including college applications, scholarships, editing personal statements, accessing available resources, and staying on top of upcoming deadlines.
      • Learn more: https://linktr.ee/boostbeyond
    • NC Criminal Justice Fellows Program - Applications accepted 9/1/23 - 4/30/24
      • High school seniors/graduates are eligible to apply for fellowship. Once awarded, recipients of the forgivable loan are required to graduate with their associate degree in two (2) years and, upon graduation, become certified and employed full-time in an eligible criminal justice profession in an eligible North Carolina County for a period of four (4) years. Upon meeting these requirements, a recipient’s loan will be forgiven in full. Additional program information can be found online at https://www.ncdoj.gov/cjfellows.