Enrichment and Internships

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How to Build Resilience for High School, College

Resilience, the ability to recover quickly from challenging situations, is a key to success in school and life.

How Students Can Build Resilience for High School, College | College Admissions Playbook | US News

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ATTN: Juniors DARTMOUTH Bound Programs

The Dartmouth Bound Program will take place on campus in Hanover, NH from July 18-20, 2022. The College will cover travel expenses, housing, and meals for all participants. The program is designed to provide rising seniors currently living and attending a high school in the U.S., from low-income and/or historically underrepresented backgrounds with
  • An in-depth introduction to the enduring value of a liberal arts education through Dartmouth’s curriculum and faculty
  • An opportunity to stay in Dartmouth’s residence halls and connect with current student mentors
  • Engaging workshops led by Dartmouth’s admissions and financial aid officers
  • A series of panels led by current Dartmouth students to prepare rising seniors for college life
We invite you to learn more about the program here, and to forward the application link to students you think would benefit from this experience: dartgo.org/accessapply.

We welcome applications through Wednesday, May 18. If you have any questions about Dartmouth Bound, please contact Gregory Chery, senior associate director of admissions and director of access at Gregory.L.Chery@dartmouth.edu.

UCSD Student Advocates for Interdisciplinary Learning (SAIL)

Student Advocates for Interdisciplinary Learning (SAIL) is a non-profit, undergraduate organization at UCSD designed to guide high school students in exploring a variety of social issues and their impact on health through interdisciplinary perspectives. High school students participate in our program from January through June.

As a high school student participating in SAIL, students will gain opportunities to:

  • Discuss social issues with other high school and undergraduate students

  • Apply their interdisciplinary understanding by engaging in your community through experiential learning activities

  • Conduct their own research surrounding their experiences and synthesize a project to showcase at a research symposium at the end of the year

  • Connect with other people in their community, including non profit organizations, undergraduate student mentors, a variety of professionals, and other high school students!

If you are interested in SAIL's programs, we would appreciate your actions doing any of the following:

  • Contact us by replying to this email or emailing sail20@ucsd.edu

  • Spreading the word about SAIL to high school students, ASB coordinators, educators, or school administrators

  • Visiting https://ucsdsail.carrd.co/, where you can find more information and student sign up links!

FBI’s Community Outreach Program

The FBI’s Community Outreach Program supports the Bureau’s investigative mission by working to address multiple interrelated societal problems—including crime, drugs, gangs, terrorism, and violence. Linking community service, prevention, and law enforcement is a national trend spurred by grass roots efforts around the country, and FBI employees have joined this movement, volunteering in a wide variety of community-related efforts.

Citizens Academy

The Citizens Academy is an engaging six-to-eight-week program that gives business, religious, civic, and community leaders an inside look at the FBI. Classes meet in the evening at the FBI field office. The mission of the FBI Citizens Academy is to foster a greater understanding of the role of federal law enforcement in the community through frank discussion and education.

Candidates are nominated by FBI employees, former Citizens Academy graduates, and community leaders. Participants are selected by the special agent in charge of the local FBI field office.


Diversity Achievers Program (DAP) October 2022

Annual on-campus overnight program, the Diversity Achievers Program (DAP) will be held from Friday, October 21, 2022 to Saturday, October 22, 2022. DAP Weekend provides current high school seniors from underrepresented backgrounds with the opportunity to connect with Lehigh faculty, staff and current students. Lehigh University will cover the cost for students' transportation, lodging and meals during the program.

The application for DAP will be available starting Wednesday, July 27, 2022, and we will send you a reminder when it's live. Students that are on the Lehigh mailing list will receive an email inviting them to apply to DAP as well. Students not in our system are encouraged to complete this form to be added to our mailing list, but are also able to apply through the DAP website. To be considered eligible for the program students must be a high school senior, submit the DAP application by the deadline and identify as at least one of the following:

•First generation (neither parent has completed a bachelor's degree or higher)


•Student of color


•Committed to diversity, equity and inclusion

Please email Kailen Richmond (kjr319@lehigh.edu) or the Diversity Recruitment Team (LUdiversity@lehigh.edu) if you have any questions.

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Windows on Williams (WOW) 2022

Greetings from Williamstown! I'm writing to share that our 2022 Windows on Williams (WOW) application is now available. The WOW fly-in program provides more than 200 high-achieving seniors an all-expenses-paid opportunity to visit campus and experience the Williams community. WOW is a selective program open to rising seniors in the U.S. and Puerto Rico; preference is given to high-achieving students who couldn't otherwise afford to visit Williams.

WOW participants stay in dorms with current students, attend classes, meet with professors, and learn about our admission process and our extraordinary financial aid program. Currently, WOW participants will be required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination and booster, if eligible, in order to visit campus. We will notify WOW participants should campus Covid-19 policies change. Please encourage your students to apply using this link by either of our two deadlines: July 1 or August 1, and feel free to contact us with any questions.
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Summer 2022: Pre-College Artificial Intelligence Program by MIT Graduates

Summer 2022: Pre-College Artificial Intelligence Program by MIT Graduates
Inspirit AI is a live online 25-hour summer program that prepares students across disciplines for an AI-driven future, guiding them to build socially impactful projects in domains like law, medicine, astronomy, fine arts, and more! Students learn in small-group classrooms with curriculum suitable for both complete beginners and advanced coders. Applications for Summer 2022 programs are due April 30th. The brochure can be found here and applications may be submitted here. Feel free to contact our program coordinator Aidan at arg2198@columbia.edu with any questions.
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Creative Mind Academy Summer 2022 virtual program

Creative Mind Academy Summer 2022 virtual program application is launching this summer! We think this would be a great opportunity for interested students at Torrey Pines.

We are offering a 4 week synchronous, virtual experience with our esteemed and supportive professors in the following courses:

· The Art of Film

· Digital Entrepreneurship & Social Media

· The Basics of Coding

· Winning at Speech & Debate

· Drawing for Pop Culture & Media

High school juniors and seniors will take ONE course and earn 3 TRANSFERABLE COLLEGE UNITS

The program runs from July 5-Aug. 2 and all classes meet from 10 am-12:15 pm PST.

Beyond that, we are offering additional weekly workshops in public speaking, creative writing, college applications, and more!

The investment for the program is $2,751.

Here is the link to our website: The Creative Mind Academy

Please feel free to share with interested students who want to get a jump start on their college careers. Also, please reach out with any questions.

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Kitchens for Good Volunteer Opportunities

You can help break the cycles of food waste, poverty, and hunger in San Diego. To learn more, please visit: https://kitchensforgood.org/volunteer/
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Code Ninjas

We are hiring more instructors and also looking out for assistant managers for programs at Code Ninjas.

We have expanded with our recent recognition as the top franchise worldwide this year and if you have any potential students please refer them our way.

Thanks for your support. Wishing you an amazing year with loads of prosperity and luck.

Best regards,

Uma Sam

Center Director, Code Ninjas





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San Diego Zoo Safari Park

San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Currently hiring for our Spring/Summer seasons and have jobs available starting for students 16 & up in our Retail & Guest Services teams.

Please reach out to DBeccarelli@powayusd.com for more information

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Poway Unified ESS Aides

Our ESS program provides for the academic and social needs of our students in the hours before and after school (6:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.) at 26 sites throughout the District. We’re looking for engaging staff to work with us over summer and into the Fall.
To apply, click here:
*Morning, midday, afternoon contracts
*No nights or weekends
*Great kids
*Great staff
*Fun student projects and activities
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The Pathmaker High School (Level I) internship

Our Internship is designed to give high school students unprecedented access to the inner-workings of the hospital system.

Our internship provides hands-on experience to high school and college-level students interested in pursuing careers in all fields of the health care industry.

Pathmaker interns serve alongside health care professionals in many facets of the industry, working together to provide patient support under the guidance of staff in the provision of a safe, comfortable and confidential environment.

City of San Diego Internship and Work Readiness

Learn more about these opportunities - Visit: https://www.sandiego.gov/volunteer-program/youth
Are you thinking about a summer job? The Poway Equestrian Center is looking for high school students to help with their summer camps. If you enjoy working with elementary-aged children, being outdoors, and helping with animal care, then this is the job for you. Visit https://www.powayequestriancenter.com/ for contact information and future fun at work. Applicants must be 16 years of age.
Outpost Summer Camp Counselor – https://outpostsummercamps.com/programs/juniorcounselors/

Girl Scouts San Diego Summer Camp Counselors -To learn more: Text: 619- 610-0792 or email: gscareers@sdgirlscouts.org

YMCA is hiring for summer aquatic/camp positions: lifeguards and swim instructors: https://www.ymcasd.org/ymca-careers

List of Jobs Available on TeenJobPrep.com

For local jobs available for students, check out https://teenjobprep.com/index.php/jobs/.
This list is comprised of organizations who have offered internship opportunities and Enrichment Programs. This should not be construed as an endorsement by the Poway Unified School District. It is the responsibility of the parent/caregiver/guardian to research all outside organizations.

Westview High School

For more enrichment program details- log into your Naviance account.

The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived protected characteristics under the law, including but not limited to ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, immigration status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact the Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128-3406, 858-521-2800, extension 2121.

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San Diego Humane Society Volunteer Opportunities Available

To learn more, please visit: https://www.sdhumane.org/support-us/volunteer/