The African-American Leaders for Tomorrow (AALT) Program is a four-day long residential summer program that is held on the campus of California State University Dominquez Hills (CSUDH). Ninety students are hand selected to receive leadership training and attend workshops on topics such as the legislative process and civic engagement. Students will be housed on the campus of CSUDH. Meals, program materials, as well as transportation during the conference will be provided at no cost to the participants. For students living outside of Los Angeles & Riverside Counties, transportation to the conference will also be provided based on where you live.
The Countywide Youth Bridges Program (CYBP) provides at-risk and disconnected youth with career exposure opportunities within the County of Los Angeles and provides them with resources such as supportive services and personal enrichment training that will help prepare them for future success. More importantly, the CYBP will ultimately introduce youth to various career pathways within the public sector.
Build Up your skills and expand your knowledge this summer with DPR Construction’s Build Up Internship in Construction Management. Tool belts not required! Interns will work in the job trailer, side-by-side with a project team building a major commercial construction project. You will learn about managing a multi-million-dollar project, the innovative technology used for planning, scheduling and design, and the wide range of professional roles needed to build great buildings.
Opportunity Scholars Public Health Academy (PHA) is an enrichment program in which 10th, 11th and 12th grade High School Students interested in improving community health through public health and mental health professions develop skills to prepare them for higher education and build networks within health professions. Students accepted into this program participate in educationally enriching experiences that includes a paid 4-week summer program, internship, mentorship, tutoring, mental health course curriculum, CDU lectures, community engagement, sollegiate level course, SAT Preparation and college preparation courses. Some of the benefits of the program include waived application fee, networking and mentoring opportunities, guaranteed priority admission for 12th grade students who meet the minimum requirements and early admittance for 10th and 11th grade students.
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The BET Experience Youth Program (June 22-24) is designed to educate local high school students (ages 16-18) on the various aspects of the music and entertainment industry. Selected students will spend three days at L.A. LIVE learning about careers in music and entertainment including event production, marketing, and artist management. They will also receive professional advice on personal and career development.
Spring into Love is a youth-led conference that brings young people together to talk about issues related to their well-being while empowering them to make positive choices for their sexual and reproductive health.
The Los Angeles SLI provides high school students with exposure to legal careers, the opportunity to build legal and professional skills, and connections with judges, lawyers, and other leaders in the legal profession. The program is FREE and open to students who are high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors as of the Fall of 2018. Enrollment is limited to 40 students. Early applications are encouraged.
The purpose of the program is to encourage high school students to choose careers in the health professions. This program is best described as a medical mentor program. Under the supervision of a health care educator/medical facility coordinator, participants shadow various medical professionals (nurse, nutritionist, pharmacist, lab technician, physician and/or medical specialist etc.) who together provide a range of patient care services.
Clinical volunteers assist the staff in patient-care areas, providing emotional support, answering patient calls, delivering amenity items and flowers, orienting new patients to their rooms, assisting with meal trays and helping with other administrative tasks. High school students do not perform research or observe medical personnel or procedures of any kind.
SMASH Academy, our flagship program, is a three-year STEM- intensive residential college prep program that empowers students to deepen their talents and pursue STEM careers. Every summer, scholars are immersed in tuition-free studies at leading universities throughout the country. During the academic year, scholars participate in monthly programming.
COSMOS is an intensive four-week summer residential program for students who have demonstrated an aptitude for academic and professional careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Through challenging curricula that are both hands-on and lab intensive, COSMOS fosters its students’ interests, skills, and awareness of educational and career options in STEM fields.
ASPIRE leverages the Schools’ facilities and participating faculty for a 2-week Engineering and Computer Science Course over the summer period. Working in classrooms university facilities, students learn skills across the broad spectrum of engineering and computer science disciplines.
The Computational Biology Department will be offering a three-week Pre College Program in Computational Biology. This program is the first summer computational biology program in the United States designed for high school students.
In the program, our students will learn the computational and laboratory skills needed in modern biology. We’re looking for students who enjoy math and science and have done a little bit of coding (but by no means do we expect expert programmers).
This is a ten-week summer clinical research program for 11th-grade high school students. Students may be in the 11th grade at the time of submitting the application and must have completed the 11th grade to start in the program.
The Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program (GWC SIP) is a FREE, 7-week summer program for 10th–11th grade girls (rising juniors and seniors) to learn computer science, gain exposure to tech jobs, and join a supportive sisterhood of thousands of girls across the US.