School Year Events

  • Winter Break Activities for Students & Families


    Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA)
    LEDA builds a diverse community of high-achieving student-leaders who are prepared to succeed in college and beyond.  The LEDA Scholars Program begins with a fully funded (travel, room, and board included), seven week residential program at Princeton University between junior and senior year of high school. 

    At the LEDA Summer Institute at Princeton, scholars receive leadership training, writing instruction, SAT/ACT prep, and college guidance, while building a supportive community with students from all over the United States. The program does not end when they return home. During Senior Year, Scholars continue to receive personalized counseling and support through the college application process, and LEDA covers all costs associated with applying to college. 100% of the LEDA Scholars go on to four-year colleges and over 90% attend the most selective colleges in the country, where they have unparalleled opportunities and excellent financial support. In college LEDA scholars receive academic counseling and personal support from LEDA College Success as well as career counseling from the LEDA Career Network.

    To be eligible for the program a student must be a junior in a public high school, a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident or have DACA status, and have a family income of less than $90,000. LEDA practices a holistic review process, but admitted LEDA scholars typically have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.6, are enrolled in rigorous coursework available at their school, and have demonstrated leadership in their school, community, or at home.

    Students can start the application process by visiting the LEDA websiteApplications are due by December 10, 2018.  

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Summer Opportunities

  • National Youth Science Camp
    This summer camp is for recent high school graduates. Two students from each state are selected to attend this STEM camp.
    Application deadline: 2/28/2019


    Youth STEAM Institute
    This is a summer program produced by the National Youth Scienc Foundation. The Youth STEAM Institute provides students an opportunity to enhance their experience, confidence, and leadership in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) through small-group projects.
    Age: 12-16 years


    Inspiring Girls Expeditions
    Inspiring Girls Expeditions interweaves science, art, and backcountry travel to inspire future leadership, curiosity, confidence, and success. These are unique, tuition-free wilderness science expeditions for young women.
    Each year, expedition teams of 8-9 teenage girls and 3 instructors are selected to spend 12 days exploring and learning about a remote wilderness environment. Through scientific field studies with a team of professional scientists, artists, and wilderness guides, the girls will build critical thinking skills, gain self-confidence, and make lasting friendships.
    For North American expeditions, girls must be 16 or 17 years old on June 1, 2019 to apply. 
    Inspiring Girls Expeditions website
    Online applications must be started by February 1, 2019.


    Student Conservation Association (SCA) Youth Programs
    The SCA provides students with meaningful conservation service internships and other outdoor/environmental/scientific opportunities.
    For more information, visit the SCA website.


    Juneau Icefield Research Project
    The Juneau Icefield Research Project (JIRP) was established study glacial formation, botany, geology and other related topics. The Foundation for Glacier and Environmental Research manages this project, providing academic and field training for both educators and students.
    Juneau Icefield Research Project website
    Application deadline is January 4, 2019.


    North Cascades Institute - Youth Leadership
    Students are given the opportunity to participate in several youth leadership summer events:
    Youth Leadership Adventures
    Northwest Youth Leadership Summit
    Youth Ambassadors
    For more informaton, visit the North Cascades Institute website.


    Alaska Wrangell Mountains Center - Youth Programs
    These programs provide students with an increased understanding of complex national processes, a view of the human place in the natural environment, and new skills for taking effective action on their own local issues.
    For more information, visit the Wrangell Mountains Center website.


    Teton Science School
    Teton Science School is an environmental education center, and provides a variety of youth-oriented educational programs.
    For more information, visit the Teton Science School website.


    National Outdoor Leadship School (NOLS)
    NOLS offers various outdoor expedition and summer courses/programs.
    For more information, visit the NOLS website.


    Outward Bound
    This is an education program that provides adventures in the wilderness, urban settings, workrooms, and classrooms while inspiring students to care for the world around them.
    Visit the Outward Bound website for middle school and high school programs.


    Girl Ventures
    Thse programs are designed to inspire girls to lead through outdoor adventure, inner discovery, and collective action.
    For more information, visit the Girl Venutres website.


    Girl Trek
    Girl Trek is a public health nonprofit for African-American women and girls in the United States. It encourages women and girls to use walking as a practical first step to inspire healthy living.
    For more information, visit the Girl Trek website.


    Americorps offers several community service programs for people ages 18-24.
    For more information, visit the Americorps website.


    Wildlands Studies
    Wildlands Studies provide field projects where students can join backcountry study teams and help researchers search for answers to important environmental questions.
    Visit the Widlands Studies website for more information.


    American Field School (AFS)
    AFS offers study abroad opportunities.
    For more information, visit the AFS website.


    NASA Contests & Events
    NASA provides various contests and educational opportunities for K-12 grades.
    Visit NASA website for more information.


    Girls Adventure in Leadership and Science (GALS)
    GALS is a free summer science program for high school students to engage with science while backpacking through the wilderness. It was created to increase hands-on science opportunities for students who identify as female or nonconforming, students of color, student from low socioeconomic backgrounds, and other groups underrepresented in fields of STEM.
    Visit the GALS website for more information.

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Last Modified on January 4, 2019