Summer Program Opportunity 

Summer Transportation Institute at Cheyney
Cheyney University is pleased to announce that it will host the National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) for high school students in grades 10, 11, and 12 on its campus in Chester County, Pennsylvania. NSTI dates at Cheyney University are July 16 through August 4, 2017. NSTI is for students who have an interest in learning more about the transportation industry, its various modalities (e.g., highways, aviation, transit and maritime) and the myriad of career opportunities. All accepted students receive full scholarships covering tuition, room and board.  NSTI students will participate in an intensive program focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) disciplines. A repeat component for the fourth year to NSTI at Cheyney University will be the Aviation Career Education Academy (ACE). The ACE Academy is being offered in collaboration with the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP). As part of the ACE Academy, students will experience in-depth classroom discussions and presentations by aeronautical professionals in the field of aviation. Field trips to aviation related facilities will include tours of behind the scenes operations not typically accessible to the general public but specifically arranged for ACE Academy participants. Additional activities include a transportation career fair, bridge building projects, and several other transportation related field trips. The program is a weekday residential program starting Sundays at 6:00 pm through Fridays at 4:30 pm.  Those interested in attending the program must download and complete an application and return it no later than June 12, 2017. If interested, please email shannon.miranda@democracyprep.org.

Rowan Summer Music Camps
The Rowan University Music Faculty is pleased to host the sixth annual sequence of specialized summer music camps in July 2017. Young musicians will have the opportunity to participate in comprehensive Band, Choral, Jazz, and String ensembles, as well as Composition and  Music Industry camps. Each camp will engage students in full ensemble experiences, chamber music, and master classes, coupled with evening concerts by students and faculty. Students will participate in a variety of social events and experience the excitement of ‘university living’ in air conditioned accommodations on the beautiful Rowan campus. Apply online

Norwich University Future Leader Camp
The Future Leader Camp (FLC) is a two-week summer program that develops leadership potential in high school students. FLC is a challenging, meaningful adventure camp that builds understanding of small-group leadership techniques, leadership ethics, teamwork, problem solving and communication. Check out our FLC Video to see what we’re all about! FLC is not a boot camp for students with disciplinary problems. Qualified applicants should hold a minimum 2.5 GPA. While not required, involvement in leadership-driven organizations such as Junior ROTC, Civil Air Patrol, Sea Cadets, student government, athletics, scouting and school, church, community or volunteer organizations is a big plus. Participants will encounter challenge, excitement and fun. Activities include rappelling, paintball, first-aid, classroom instruction, sports and a challenge course. Teams are led by current Norwich University students and professional leaders to ensure expert instruction and a life-changing experience. Future Leader Camp is open to both male and female students who will enter the 10th, 11th or 12th grade or those students accepted to Norwich University following camp. Applicants should possess a minimum GPA of 2.5 (if below 2.5, please contact the FLC office for further instruction) and meet other physical requirements. Students who attend a Norwich University Future Leaders Camp in the summer as high school sophomores or juniors are eligible for a $2,000 Future Leaders Camp (FLC) Scholarship that will apply to Norwich University tuition for each of 4 years! That’s a total award of $8,000!!* Please see more information about applying online.

APPLI:  Alice Paul Professional Leadership Institute (9th – 12th)
Teen girls will prepare for their futures in this dynamic four-day program includes college campus and workplace visits to meet female professionals at area companies. Girls participate in workshops on the college application process, gain interviewing skills, and learn how to finance their college education. They also talk about how to choose the right (and realistic) school that matches their goals, develop their resume, refine their business etiquette and more. Includes a networking practice session with professional women from a variety of fields and interests. This is a life-changing program for teen girls! Session 1: June 26-29, 2017 This session includes trips to Lockheed Martin (STEM), Burlington County Times (writing/journalism/photography) and Virtua Hospital-Voorhees (Medicine), and a career workshop at Rowan College at Burlington County. More trips and workshops to come Session 2: July 10-13, 2017 This session includes trips to Capehart & Scatchard (Law), and a career workshop at
Rowan College at Burlington County. More trips and workshops to come! $275/student. Scholarships available. For more info & to download a PDF flier:  www.alicepaul.org/programs/appli/

Lead-A-Way (ages 11-18)
Teens learn how to stand out as leaders in the Lead-A-Way program. They practice positive communication skills, collaborative teamwork, and integrity in activities and team projects. This program emphasizes using leadership traits to affect positive change in your community. Program includes a field-trip to historic Paulsdale the home of suffragist and women’s rights leader Alice Stokes Paul (1885-1977). Using role models like suffragist Alice Paul, labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta, Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the program encourages each participant to identify and develop their own leadership style and to formulate strategies for taking leadership roles in their schools and communities. A social justice project at the end of the series allows the participants to present in teams on girls issues and actions for positive change through social media. This program is held at Rowan College of Burlington County – Mount Laurel campus. Session 1:  July 17-21, 2017 (Ages 11-14) 9am-12pm Session 2:  July 25-28, 2017) (Ages 14-18) 9am-12pm $225/student. Scholarships available. For more info & to download a PDF flier:  www.alicepaul.org/programs/leadaway/

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Summer Institute
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. (Scholarships available!) From free speech to privacy and from mass incarceration to voting rights, students will become experts on the issues currently being confronted in the United States’ courts and political arena. The ACLU’s Summer Advocacy Institute will bring together a diverse group of students entering their junior and senior years of high school from across the United States to participate in an advanced, firsthand learning experience for the next generation of social justice advocates. Through an intensive 8-day program, students will learn directly from lawyers, lobbyists, community activists, and other experts working to defend the civil rights and liberties critical to a free and open society. The Close Up Foundation — a DC-based civic-education nonprofit — will serve as a partner with the ACLU to provide substantive experiential learning opportunities that help students hone their skills as issue-focused campaigners. In classroom sessions, lectures, and daily debates, students will explore the complex nature of defending and advancing civil liberties as well as examine the importance of these freedoms in our current society. Students will be immersed in the real world of political and legal decision making in Washington, D.C., meeting with elected officials and community organizers as well as participating in workshops with civil rights pioneers and other current youth activists.

2017 Summer Owls Leadership Experience (SOLE) at Temple University- Summer provides a perfect opportunity to get a jump on your college readiness with the SOLE program at Temple University. Dates: July 10- July 28

Culinary Camp for Freshmen and Sophomores at The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College
Join us for a two-day adventure into the world of hospitality. We’ve created a hands-on program that will get you involved in culinary and pastry arts as you take a regional gastronomic tour of the United States, with stops in New Orleans, Chicago, Georgia, North Carolina, California, the Florida Keys, New Jersey, and, of course, our very own Philadelphia. In just two days, you’ll gain a true understanding of what this rewarding field has to offer. You’ll also discover what makes Walnut Hill College exceptional: an approach to learning that focuses on YOU–the student. Download our Culinary Camp Brochure to learn more and register.

Summer Institute for Juniors at The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College
Each year, Walnut Hill College presents its Summer Institute for high school juniors. You’ll get a taste of what our college students experience during culinary arts, pastry arts, and management classes catered just to you. For three days, you’ll learn about exciting career options within restaurants and hospitality, participate in fun off-campus events, and meet other students who are just as passionate about the industry as you are. Our Summer Institute is a unique opportunity to experience all that we have to offer before you decide to enroll. This popular program fills up fast, so please download our Summer Institute Brochure and register early.