Leadership & Summer Opportunities

50+ Summer Programs 
This guide contains detailed program listings, advice from industry professionals, and in-depth testimonials from students who've attended the programs.   Click here.

Adelphi University (Summer, 2019)
Adelphi is minutes form NYC!  Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors can spend two weeks exploring a variety of subjects in their pre-college program.  Apply here.  

Babson Summer Study (Summer, 2019)
July 6 - August 3, provides rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to explore ways in which to positively impact the world using an entrepreneurial mindset.  Click here

Bay Path University (Summer, 2019)
Two 5-week sessions. Bay Path offers an opportunity for women from area high schools to pursue their educational goals throughout the summer. Click here.

Boston University Summer Journalism Institute (Summer, 2019)
High school students from around the world learn the craft of journalism from award-winning reporters.  They start each day in class to cover core skills but soon everyone is out interviewing sources, checking facts, and writing original news stories.  Apply here.

Bryant University (June 17-21)

Are you a rising junior or senior who has dreamt of becoming a successful CEO, entrepreneur, or leader in international business?  Apply here for the Bryant Global Leadership Summer Program.  

Bryant University Economics Camp (Aug. 5 - 9)
In an active learning environment, students will work together to use economic concepts to suggest solutions to current social issues. Days will be filled with instruction, games, activities, experiments and much more.  Apply here

Case Western Reserve (Summer, 2019)
Students can participate in a pre-college experience.  Apply here.

Celebrate Inclusion:  Working with Students with Disabilities (Summer, 2019)
Are you interested in learning about how to work with individuals with disabilities? Join us for this fun and engaging class where we create programs, learn about assistive devices and participate in hands-on experiences to better understand our friends that have disabilities. We will participate in disability awareness activities; learn about assisted technology (AT); listen to guest speakers; take field trip(s), participate in adapted physical education games and activities, and so much more!  Click the link to enroll in the program.

Champlain College Young Writer's Conference (May 24-26)
The conference offers three days of reading, improv, Moth storytelling, poetry slams, literary jazz/blues fusion, and extended friendship.  The deadline to apply is March 8.   Apply here.

Connecticut Democratic Party (Winter Intermission and Spring)
The Connecticut Democratic Party has a few openings for talented and dedicated individuals interested in gaining experience in the world of politics. The Party is seeking to fill Fellowship roles at its headquarters in Hartford.  Resumes can be turned into: or For more information, click here.

Capital Region Interdistrict Leadership Academy (Summer, 2019)
Rising juniors and seniors attend a week-long Outward Bound experience, develop and participate in a community service project to benefit the Hartford region, and gain leadership skills.  Apply by March 22 at

Duke University (Summer 2019)
Students are eligible to apply for the Summer College program, the Summer Academy Program, and/or the Accelerated STEM Academy Program.  Click here to find out more.

Gettysburg College (Summer, 2019)
Gettysburg College is offering summer programs in psychology, history, creative writing, piano, or information technology to sophomores and juniors.  Apply here.  

Hispanic Student College Institute (Aug 6-8, 2019)
Rising juniors and seniors will engage in career exploration and goal-setting initiatives, attend college-planning workshops, and participate in a majors fair and mock college interviews.  Apply here.

Johnson & Wales Career Explorations - Summer 2019
Start exploring the major you're most interested in this summer!  It's the easiest way to learn about a variety of career paths including baking & pastry arts, criminal justice, culinary arts, fashion, hospitality & science fields.  Open to high school sophomores & juniors.  Click here

Naval Sea Cadet Corps
The Naval Sea Cadet Corps is for students ages 13-17 who are interested in developing their skills in leadership, basic seamanship, courage, self-reliance, military discipline, and are committed to being drug and gang free.  Questions?  Look at or email

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (June 23-July 6)
PREFACE is for talented students who have been historically underserved in areas of science, engineering, and the technological fields who express a strong interest in pursuing careers in these areas.  For more information, click here.  

Reynolds Young Writers Workshop (Summer, 2019)
Sophomores and juniors are welcomed to Denison University in Granville, Ohio, for the acclaimed Reynolds Young Writers Workshop. The workshop is an eight-day residential program that incorporates small creative writing workshops, group sessions with Denison creative writing faculty and notable visiting writers, and much more. Encourage your students to apply today!  Click here

Roger Williams Summer Academy in Architecture (July 7 - August 3)
An intensive residential 4-week Summer Academy in Architecture for high school students who have successfully completed their sophomore or junior year.  Click here

Skidmore College (Summer, 2019)
High achieving students can participate in a pre-college program in liberal arts and studio arts.  Apply here.

Smith College (Summer, 2019)
For academically talented young women entering grades 9 - 12 in Fall 2019.  Click here.

Stanford University (Summer, 2019)
Programs are offered across various disciplines, including arts, humanities, science, and math, giving highly motivated students the opportunity to investigate advanced topics not typically taught in secondary schools.  Find out more information and apply here.

University of Connecticut (Summer, 2019)

Rising juniors and seniors can experience a Pre-College Summer Session and take a variety of courses at UConn.  Click here to find out more.

University of Delaware (July 7-Aug 10)
Rising juniors and seniors can earn college credits by taking courses at the University of Delaware.  For more information, click here.

University of Wisconsin-Madison (June 16-21, 2019)
Rising sophomore and junior girls can participate in the Engineering Tomorrow's Careers Camp.  The deadline to apply is February 28.  For more information, email:

U. S. Naval Academy Summer STEM Program (Summer, 2019)
Rising freshmen, sophomores, and juniors can apply to create, build, and explore in a world-class lab and experience real-life application and learning.  Click here for more information.

US Naval Academy Summer Seminar (Summer, 2019)
Rising seniors can participate in first-class academic, athletic, and professional training. The Summer Seminar introduces students to life at the Academy.  Click here for more information.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Summer, 2019)
Rising juniors and seniors can explore STEM disciplines and the humanities.  Apply by April 1, 2019 at

Yale Young Global Scholars Program (Summer, 2019)
Yale is offering a variety of enrichment programs for outstanding students.   Apply to the program at by February 6, 2019.  (Full need-based scholarships are available through Junior Achievement.  Contact Josh Kelly, Scholarships Coordinator, directly at for more information.)

Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities (July 22-25, 2019)
Rising juniors and seniors with disabilities will explore leadership skills, define career goals, develop and practice self-advocacy, and create action plans to achieve future goals.  Apply to the program by February 25, 2019 at: