• Summer Opportunity
    • 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.