Attention current sophomores!
Wake Forest College LAUNCH for Leadership Program will begin accepting applications on January 8th.
College LAUNCH for Leadership is a free, nine-month college prep program for rising high school juniors. This program is a great opportunity for students who are high-performing and college-bound, who have a passion for learning, leadership, and exploring social justice. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis after January 8th, so interested students should apply as soon as possible. For more information, or to apply, visit the Wake Forest College LAUNCH Program web page.
Wake Forest Summer Immersion Program
Wake Forest University offers a variety of on-campus learning opportunities for students to immerse themselves in robust academics, real-world experiences, networking, and mentorship. Through this program, students may discover or learn more about their passions, and clarify what these areas of study may look like in their future pathway. Nineteen different institutes are available! Applications are open now, and decisions are made on a rolling basis - apply today!
Community Discussion about SuicideThere will be a community discussion focusing on Suicide Education & Prevention on Tuesday, January 30, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Clemmons Branch Public Library Auditorium, 6365 James Street, Clemmons, NC. This event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by Forsyth County Government, Partners Health Management, and the Mental Health Association in Forsyth County, along with many additional community partners.
The community discussion will feature two local videos from the perspectives of the family and community, along with open discussion by audience participants. Mental health professionals will be on hand, along with a myriad of community resources designed to help people know local resources to help people living with mental health issues as well as knowing how to access mental health and other related services.
The Climate Leaders Fellowship
Rustic Pathways Climate Leaders Fellowship is now accepting applications through February 4th. The program runs from March 1st through April 30th, and is a perfect opportunity for students interested in environmental sustainability and climate change. Participants will be able to design and implement a volunteer project with support from like-minded students and a cohort facilitator. For more information, or to apply, visit their website below.
The Shelton Challenge at North Carolina Wesleyan
The Shelton Challenge is a six-day (July 14-19, 2024) residential leadership opportunity for students rising into grade 9 through graduated seniors with a 3.0 or higher unweighted GPA. Participants will experience hands-on activities with a focus on leadership, values, civic and social responsibility, and goal setting. Participants will also get to try out team building activities like low and high-ropes courses, rock climbing walls, service projects, and social events throughout the program. The cost of attendance is $500, with a $100 deposit submitted with the application. Financial aid is available!
NC Wesleyan University will offer a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to students who complete the Shelton Challenge and enroll as a full-time undergraduate student at NC Wesleyan University. This is a renewable scholarship opportunity, as long as the student maintains a 2.70 GPA and remains enrolled as a full-time student for a maximum of four academic years.
For more information, or to apply, visit their website here.
Ball State University Interior Design Summer Workshop
National Student Leadership Conference
The National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC) is a program that provides high school students with an opportunity to explore careers before beginning their college experience, while living with roommates and in dorms, and taking classes in college classrooms. Participants will be able to network with students from all 50 states and 110 countries, while improving their leadership skills and confidence. Programs are hosted at 13 prestigious universities across North America. For more information, or to apply, visit the link below.
Forsyth County Public Library's Teen Programs
All Forsyth County Public Library programs are free and open to the public. You do not need a Forsyth County Public Library card to attend library programs. Please call 336-703-3081 for more information on teen programming and resources. Want more ways to connect? Follow us on Instagram at FCPLTeens. Visit our website at https://www.forsyth.cc/library/generation_teen.aspx.
Forsyth County Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board 2023-2024
This opportunity meets virtually on the first Tuesdays of the month from 5-6 p.m. - Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Jan. 2, Feb. 6, March 5 and April 2.
The Forsyth County Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board meets virtually to discuss ways to improve the library's service to teens. The board is made up of our teen volunteers (ages 12-18). To join the board, please fill out a volunteer application and agreement at your local Forsyth County Public Library branch. Board meetings count toward volunteer hours.
Oxbridge Academic Programs
Oxbridge Academic programs hosts 8th through 12th grade students in one to four week travel programs where students can learn about unique academic disciplines or have immersive language experiences. While students take the rigorous summer courses, they will also explore the cities in which their programs take place, and will be able to engage with local culture and venues. Visit their website to learn more about program offerings, cost, and deadlines to apply.
ASSE International Exchange Programs
ASSE offers a variety of study abroad options for high school students, including summer immersion and language camps. Students are able to experience and participate in the local culture of their chosen location abroad, and for many programs will work with a host family who lives in the area. Students will also enjoy tours of surrounding areas of cultural relevance, while being able to practice a new language. Visit the ASSE website for more information, or explore the brochure below.
Other Opportunities to Check Out
Summer Ventures in Science and Math (programs at ASU, ECU, NCCU, and UNCC)
Appalachian State University Science Camps (lots of different areas)