• Volunteer Opportunity: Bull City Fit 
      • Application
      • Bull City Fit is a free wellness program for patients of Duke’s Healthy Lifestyles Clinic, a multidisciplinary, evidence-based, family-centered approach to treating childhood and teenage obesity. Our program includes classes for exercising, cooking, nutrition, gardening and peer support. We rely on volunteers like yourself to keep the program up and running, so we greatly appreciate your willingness to serve the greater-Durham community with us! 
    • Summer Internship Opportunities
    • TSA is Hiring Graduating Seniors
      • The TSA is now hiring, and is offering a great way to gain solid experience at an entry-level federal job, offering full training, and an entry way into a multitude of opportunities with the nation’s largest employer-the federal government!  In addition, we offer a $1000 sign-on bonus if hired by September 30, 2022, great pay, free training, and tuition reimbursement. As an added note, applying seniors may indicate being 18 years of age and having a HS diploma at the time of application, provided they meet these requirements at the time of job offer.
      • Flyer
      • Hiring Incentive
    • Global Sports and Entertainment Business Academy - Experience what it's like to work in the business of sports
      • Flyer
      • The Academy is a one week non-residential summer program June 20-24. Need-based aid available.
      • Includes workshops on career and professional development, leadership, and negotiation. 
    • YouthWorks Work-based Learning Opportunity for Students
      • Students age 14-24 are invited to apply to the Durham YouthWorks program to develop critical skills and explore career options with employers in Durham.  Each 4-week Session will be held Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Participants will
      • receive a $800 stipend for completing the entire program. Interested students should apply here
      • Session Dates:
      • Session 1: 18-24 year olds: May 23-June 17, 2022
      • Session 2: 16-18 year olds: July 5-July 29, 2022
      • Session 3: 14-15 year olds: July 5-July 29, 2022
    • Emily K Center College Expo April 23rd 12-3 - All are welcome!
      • The College Expo includes a college fair with more than 40 colleges and universities as well as the option to attend several workshops led by college-access professionals on topics such as how to pay for college, selecting the best college for you, how parents can support their students applying to college, and more! 

      • This event is free and open to all — high school students and their families are strongly encouraged to attend. Registration is highly encouraged, as workshop seat availability is limited. Walk-ins will be welcome at the event.

      • Full details and registration can be found at emilyk.org/expo 


      • The Durham Soil and Water Conservation District will be sponsoring a high school student to attend the 2022 NC Resource Conservation Workshop (RCW): This is an Overnight camp for high school students interested in conservation and natural resources. Students will spend the week at NCSU learning about a wide range of conservation areas of study for college and careers after graduation. Interested students should complete the official application and return to the Durham SWCD office by Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 5:00 p.m. For more information, you can review the program brochure or video. If you have additional questions, please email Lisa Marochak at lmarochak@dconc.gov
    • Durham YouthWork Paid Internship w/ Duke Health
      • For the 7th year, Duke Health will offer paid internships to high school students in the Durham County area who are interested in exploring healthcare or healthcare support careers. Registration is now open through the Durham YouthWork website! https://www.durhamnc.gov/598/Durham-YouthWorks-Program 


        The Duke Health internship will be “Session 2: 16-18 year olds: July 5-July 29, 2022 from 8:30 am-12:30 pm, Monday through Friday

      • All students interested in applying for the Duke Health internship must check the box marked health sciences to be considered.
      • Due to COVID this year’s program will be totally virtual! Apply by mid-April.
    • DPS Hiring Fair April 19th
      • Tuesday, April 19, 2022 from 10:00am-2:00pm (Durham Pubic Library).

      • Local companies with jobs will be hosting booths.
    • Code the Dream Applications due April 10th
      • https://codethedream.org/classes/ 
      • Code the Dream invites students and participants to apply for our nonprofit coding program for low-income individuals from diverse backgrounds. Applications for our free classes are now open through April 10
    • Summer Lab Sessions w/ Biogen
      • This two-week long virtual program will provide students with the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills in STEM, while getting a real inside view of what it is like to work for a biotech company. Students will use virtual labs, online learning and conferencing software, and real-time conversations with employees of both Biogen and MIT to learn all about biotechnology and invention with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease and Digital Medicine.
      • Flyer
    • Women in STEM Day
      • Middle and High School students are invited to attend a FREE, fun-filled day of hands-on STEM activities and mentoring. Parents/ guardians are also invited to attend an interactive program designed specifically for adults.
      • May 14 8am-2pm
      • Flyer
    • CACRAO College Fair
    • Duke REP Summer Internship Application Now Open
      • Duke Research in Engineering Program (DukeREP) is a 7-week in-personsummer research program for rising juniors and seniors in high school.DukeREP aims to inspire students from diverse backgrounds to pursue STEMcareers. Interns will gain exposure to academic biomedical research, learnexperimental design and data analysis, explore careers in science andengineering, and prepare for college applications.
      • Flyer for more information in  English and Spanish
    • UNC Emergency Medicine Summer Program
      • Details
        - Who: Senior high school students and Freshman and Sophomore
        undergraduate students (students must be 18 years old or older at the
        time of the program)
        - When: June 27-July 1, typically within the hours of 8 AM to noon
        - Where: UNC Medical Center
      • Benefits:
        ‣ Introduction to the field of Emergency Medicine
        ‣ CPR certification
        ‣ Hands-on procedure labs
        ‣ Development of mentorship relationships with medical students and
      • Application:
        ‣ Statement of interest (no more than 250 words)
        ‣ Letter of recommendation (from a teacher or mentor who can speak
        to how you might contribute to and benefit from this program)
        ‣ Deadline April 15, 2021
        ‣ Participants will be notified by the end of April of acceptance
      • Flyer
    • Duke University Neuroscience Experience (DUNE) Application Due 3/25/2022
      • DUNE is a paid summer research experience that aims to provide high school students with cutting-edge research experience in neuroscience laboratories at Duke University, which will be in person this summer. Eligible applicants include rising juniors, seniors, and graduating seniors that have yet not applied to college. We especially encourage students who identify as LGBTQ+, or as belonging to an underrepresented racial, ethnic or socioeconomic group to apply.
      • Students can learn more about the summer research program at https://dibs.duke.edu/dune. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. We are eager to receive applications and are set up to have an excellent Summer 2022 cohort. Thank you for your support of DUNE!
      • Flyer
    • DPS Foundation Scholarship Information Sessions
      • The DPS Foudnation Scholarships are unique in that they are only available to DPS graduating seniors. We currently have 13 scholarship funds, including our Durham Promise Scholarship. This is a $3,000 scholarship that is awarded to one senior at each DPS high school.

      • The information sessions are a great opportunity for students to learn about our program and ask any questions about the application process. Students and family members are welcome.

        •  Attendees must register HERE. Session dates are:

          • Wednesday, February 23rd from 6-7pm (Next Wednesday!)
          • Saturday, March 12th from 12-1pm
          • Wednesday, March 23rd from 6-7pm
    • The Hunt Institute is seeking candidates for The John M. Belk Impact Fellowship!

      • This opportunity is great for current students who are interested in Education, Public Policy & Non-Profit Leadership, as it provides hands-on experience and a dive deep into the education policy landscape of North Carolina and beyond. Students will gain experience across a wide array of focus areas in the non-profit arena.

      • The John M. Belk Impact Fellowship is a paid & virtual 10-month (August 2022 – May 2023) program that provides hands-on experience for students currently enrolled in community college, undergraduate, or graduate programs in North Carolina.

      • Job Description Flyer

        TO BE CONSIDERED: Email your resume to CLawrence@hunt-institute.org by Monday, March 21, 2022.

    • Guided Pathways Support Program
      • GPS is a free college, scholarship and financial aid advising program that engages students through an online college access community. GPS students and parents receive unlimited college advising sessions and support through every stage of the college application process. 
      • Brochure
      • To be eligible, students must:
        » Be a current or rising high school junior or senior; Identify as Black/African-American; Have a strong academic record; Demonstrate leadership at school or in the community
      • Application Process
        » Complete an online application; Upload unofficial or official high school transcript; Complete the online parental permission form; Provide one brief personal essay
    • The American Legion: Delegate Summer Camp June 19-25th
      • The Boys' State is an intense workshop concentrating on North Carolina state government and politics. This is a leadership program of action where participants learn today to lead tomorrow. It teaches in a practical way the principles of good government at the city, county and state levels. 
      • Application available in Mrs. Machak's office
    • Allied Health Ambassadors Information Session
      • Allied Health Ambassadors is an organization within the School of Medicine at UNC-CH that is interested in putting together several outreach events with students. We would love to provide them with information on the various allied health science professions offered as programs at our university. These include the following:
        • Physical Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Audiology, Clinical Rehab and Mental Health Counseling, Physician Assistant, Radiologic Science, Clinical Laboratory Science
      • We are currently planning two informational sessions with Q&A opportunities via Zoom, occurring on: 
        • March 8, 2022 at 6:30-7:30 PM
        • April 5, 2022 at 6:30-7:30 PM
      • Flyer w/ More information
    • Science in Summer Program - Job opportunity
      • UNC’s Morehead Planetarium & Science Center is recruiting high school students for the GSK Science in the Summer program. The GSK Science in the Summer program serves rising 2nd – 8th grade students in Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Orange, Vance, and Wake counties. The program’s purpose is to provide meaningful and enriching STEM content to spark a lifelong love of science and interest in STEM careers – with an emphasis on serving audiences who are historically marginalized, excluded, and underrepresented. The program is free to all participants due to generous funding from GSK.

      • Please see the flyer. The direct link for the high school assistant position is https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/220810. This position is a great opportunity to gain experience in education, work with children, and it is a valuable addition to a student’s resume/college application.  The hourly rate for high school assistants is $8.50. Applicants can find more information including the camp schedule, qualifications, and application details at https://moreheadplanetarium.org/sis/

    • ReLEAF Connections
      • Camp ReLEAF is a frief and berievement program offering free monthly virtual support groups. If you have a family interested in joining, they can email DHCHCamp@dm.duke.edu or call 919-815-0592 to register. Also, if you have a moment, please fill out this quick survey to help us better serve grieving children and families in our community:  https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ehte8RwGNHhmhLM 
    • DukeREP - Duke Research in Engineering Program
      • Flyer
      • DukeREP is a paid summer internship program during which students learn about biomedical research methods, work on an independent project, and receive guidance on the college application process. 
      • More information about the program can be found at: https://sites.duke.edu/dukerep/ . Also, we will be hosting a virtual info session for applicants, parents, and teachers on Feb. 15 at 6PM (Register here:  https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5Bl3R473bn1K4NE)
    • Summer Employment: GSK Science in the Summer Camp Staff
      • UNC’s Morehead Planetarium & Science Center is recruiting high school students to work with children for the GSK Science in the Summer program. The GSK Science in the Summer program serves rising 2nd – 8th grade students in Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Orange, Vance, and Wake counties. The program’s purpose is to provide meaningful and enriching STEM content to spark a lifelong love of science and interest in STEM careers – with an emphasis on serving audiences who are historically marginalized, excluded, and underrepresented. The program is free to all participants due to generous funding from GSK.
      • The direct link for the high school assistant position is https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/220810. This position is a great opportunity to gain experience in education, work with children, and it is a valuable addition to a student’s resume/college application.
      • Flyer
    • Investigative Journalism Camp w/ Ida B. Wells Society
      • This weeklong intensive camp will provide high school juniors and seniors with the opportunity to develop investigative journalism skills through hands-on trainings and mentorship. The camp is tentatively scheduled for the week of July 25, 2022 to be held in-person in Durham, North Carolina. Just like our mission, this camp is aimed at providing aspiring journalists of color access into the field of investigative reporting, where some of the most impactful stories take root. 

      • More information about the camp and application process soon. All camp costs and travel will be covered for the students that attend. This camp is intended for rising juniors and seniors who have a strong interest in journalism, and we strongly encourage students from underrepresented communities to apply. If you’d like to keep up to date on our upcoming summer j-camp, you can sign up for our MailChimp mailing list with the link below. http://eepurl.com/hTRm0n Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions at idabwellssociety@unc.edu

    • Pre-College Programs
    • FEMMES+ (Females and Allies Excelling More in Math, Engineering, and Science)

      • FEMMES+ is a Duke-run program that pairs Duke students with local Durham students for the entire year. In the past, we have hosted professional and social events twice a month, such as a visit to the Lemur Center, resume workshops, and design activities with female faculty. Due to the nature of the semester, FEMMES+ Connect plans to continue their one-on-one mentorships virtually and guide students through the scientific thinking and research process. 

      • Sign up today using this link.

    • Questbridge College Prep Scholars Program Opens February
      • The College Prep Scholars Program equips high-achieving high school juniors from low-income backgrounds with the knowledge, confidence, and resources to apply to top colleges. 
      • For more information and applications go here.
      • Awards for College Prep Scholars may include:

        • A full scholarship to a college summer program hosted by Yale, Emory, UChicago, and more.
        • Quest for Excellence Awards, such as $1,000 for a new laptop or other resources to help the student enhance their college application.
        • Exclusive access to a QuestBridge National College Admissions Conference — an invite-only event featuring workshops and a college fair with our college partners.
        • Personalized college essay feedback.
        • Campus visits or other opportunities from QuestBridge college partners.
        • Specialized guidance and resources for the college application process.
        • Peer-to-peer support in an online community.
    • Doodle for Google Due March 4th
      • This year's Doodle for Google theme is "I care for myself by..." and invites students to open up their creative hearts and show us all the ways they nurture their bodies, minds, and spirits. The contest opens Jan. 11th and goes through March 4th. 54 students will be named winners from their state.
      • Four finalists will win a $5,000 scholarship and one winner will receive a $30,000 college scholarship, $50,000 Google technology package, and their artwork will be placed on the Google homepage for a day. 
      • For more information and to submit your doodle, please visit their website here.
    • Project Seed Applications Due March 1st
      • The NC American Chemical Society (ACS) Project SEED (Science Educational Experience for the Disadvantaged) is a cost-free, year-round science enrichment program for academically talented, economically disadvantaged students.  The goal of the program is to motivate students who have an interest in science to pursue terminal degrees.  NC ACS Project SEED offers a paid summer internship to selected students.  First year students receive a $3200 stipend.  Students who reside in Wake, Durham, Franklin, Orange and Harnett counties commute to their internship sites at North Carolina State, Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, North Carolina Central or Campbell University.  Each student is paired with a university preceptor who serves as a consultant for the required research project.  Due to COVID 19, selected 2021 students completed a virtual research project.  In-person or virtual research will be decided by the national American Chemical Society.  Senior students receive assistance with the college, financial aid and scholarship application process. To be eligible for the NC ACS Project SEED program, students must meet specific family and academic requirements.

        • Eligibility requirements:
          • 3.0 Weighted GPA
          • Must have Social Security Number
          • Currently in 11th grade
      • Student Application
      • Teacher Recommendation Form     
    • Summer Accelerator for rising 10th - 12th Graders

      •  Talented rising 10th to 12th grade students choose courses of interest that combine residential, hands-on learning on campus with online education. These courses are conducted over three weeks. The first two weeks of each course take place virtually, at the student's own pace. The third week of each course takes place on campus (in Durham or Morganton, NC) or online.

      • For Accelerator questions, please email us at summer@ncssm.edu.
    •  Step Up to STEM

      • Step Up to STEM is a free, one-week residential program for underrepresented minority students that uses exciting real-world subjects and builds skills in science, math, technology, and communications. This program will be held at NCSSM- Durham. More information on program dates, eligibility, and the application process can be found on the Step Up to STEM website. Please note that the deadline to apply is February 17, 2022.

      • For Step Up to STEM questions, please email us at stepup@ncssm.edu

    • Western Carolina University: Call Me Mister (Mentors Instructing Students Towards Effective Role Models)
      • The College of Education and Allied Professions at WCU is working hard to do our part to diversify the teacher education pipeline. With racially and ethnically diverse students emerging as the majority population in our K-12 public schools, it is vital that our educator workforce reflect the students whom they serve. The mission of CMM is to increase the pool of available teachers from broader, more diverse backgrounds. I have attached a flyer to explain more about the program.
      • Flyer
      • Applications due by February 1st

      All DPS juniors have access to ACT Online Prep as a resource to support their preparation for the ACT administration in March.  flyer

    • February House - Virtual
      • Senior House: 2/18/2022 @ 11am
      • Junior House: 2/25/2022 @ 11am
    • Community Groups
      • Mavericks! We missed seeing you all in person last year, and we are excited to be back on Durham Tech’s campus building community. This year, MCHS Staff and Students are invited to host “Community Groups” to help make connections and build up our community based off shared interest. A few teachers have already signed up to host Community Groups on interests they may have, but students are also welcome to host. Students interested in hosting a community group on a topic should email Mrs. Machak (sarah_machak@dpsnc.net).
    • SAT Prep
      • Available online for free through Khan Academy
    • “Mindful Mondays”
      • Feel free to attend Counselor Office Hours and drop in for any questions on Mondays from 11:30-12:00 in Mrs. Machak’s office – no appointment needed.