Youth Summer Programs You Should Know About

by:  We Rise and Shine

The summer is rapidly approaching and many parents have registered their children for summer camps and programs.  If you haven't already started the process, check out the below list of some reputable programs with cirriculums ranging from technology to performing arts.

Howard University Summer Enrichment Program

The Center of Excellence (COE) program, funded through the Department of Health and Human Services, was established to assist designated health profession schools and other public and non-profit, or educational institutions strengthen the national capacity to produce a culturally competent healthcare workforce, whose diversity is representative of the U.S. population. The Center of Excellence High School Summer Enrichment Science Academy (HSSESA) is one of the many support programs offered through the COE to facilitate entry to the Doctor of Pharmacy Program at Howard University. The HSSESA is a six-week residential summer enrichment science academy for rising 11th and 12th grade high school students. Twenty (20) High School students who demonstrate an interest in the sciences, a career in pharmacy or other health professions will be selected. The COE HSSESA selection process is competitive. In addition to demonstrated leadership skills, students must also have a high aptitude for science/mathematics and technology. Preference will be given to students who reside in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. The COE HSSESA is a five day academic schedule that exposes students to the pre-requisite classes that are required for a major in pharmacy or other health professions. The curriculum focuses on science related material and includes classes in Biology, Chemistry, Medical Terminology, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Career Exposure in clinical settings.

School of Creative and Performing Arts (SOCAPA) Summer Intensives

Join the next generation of visual and performing artists at SOCAPA, the School of Creative and Performing Arts. With summer intensives ranging in length from one to six weeks, and campuses in New York, California and Vermont there's no excuse for not taking action. Since it was founded in 2001, SOCAPA has quickly become one of the premier visual and performing arts programs for young people, ages 13 to 18, in the world. Nowhere else will you find this level of creative intensity combined with this much fun. Whether you are acting in a film along Lake Champlain, dancing in a hip-hop video under the Brooklyn Bridge, or conducting a fashion shoot on Venice Beach, you're sure to have the experience of a lifetime!

iD Programming Academy at Emory University

The number #1 tech camp on the planet, with summer technology programs for kids and teens held at over 100 prestigious campuses nationwide. At Emory University, the program offers three distinct co-ed programs: iD Programming Academy and iD Game Design & Development Academy for teens ages 13-18, and iD Tech Camps for ages 7-17.  Across all programs, you'll experience personalized learning with a maximum of 8 students per instructor, and use the best brand name products from industry leaders like Adobe®, Apple®, Autodesk®, Google, and Microsoft®.  iD Programming Academy is perfect for students with previous programming experience who are looking to take their coding skill to a new level. At our coding camp for teens, you’ll learn from elite faculty, build your portfolio, tour a major app development studio, meet new friends, and get a taste of the collegiate lifestyle.

 

Black Girls Code

 

Black Girls CODE is devoted to showing the world that black girls can code, and do so much more. By reaching out to the community through workshops and after school programs, Black Girls CODE introduces computer coding lessons to young girls from underrepresented communities in programming languages such as Scratch or Ruby on Rails. Black Girls CODE has set out to prove to the world that girls of every color have the skills to become the programmers of tomorrow. 

Parsons Pre College Academy

Designed for students in grades 3 through 12, Parsons' Pre-College Academy meets on Saturday mornings during the school year in the fall and spring and for two weeks in August. Classes are organized by grade level for elementary, middle, and high school groups.  A wide selection of age-appropriate courses are offered, on subjects including animation, fashion, graphic design, interior design, drawing, painting, cartooning, photography, and portfolio development.

Youth For Understanding - Intercultural Exchange Program

A non-profit international educational organization with partners in more than 60 different countries, Youth For Understanding is one of the world’s oldest, largest and most respected intercultural exchange programs. More than 250,000 students and their host families have benefited from the support and expertise of YFU. The YFU global network is united by the belief that full cultural immersion is the most effective means to gain the skills needed to thrive in an increasingly multicultural, interconnected and competitive global society. YFU USA helps provide opportunities for students by working in partnership with governments, corporations, foundations, schools and educators worldwide. YFU is the intercultural exchange program for you if you’re a U.S. high school student or recent graduate and want to experience another part of the world. Choose from a year, semester or summer program that allows you to immerse yourself in another culture, learn a new language and live with a host family who will open their home and hearts to you.

Modeling Camp

MODELING CAMP offers summer modeling camps and year round modeling workshops for girls ages 11 through 17! If you want to 'discover the model in you', or just experience the industry for a week - Modeling Camp is the place to get started! We offer modeling camps and workshops in New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco and Toronto. Don't miss your chance to learn to model from top industry professionals and to learn valuable life skills which will help you approach your life with confidence and style!

 

If you know of some outstanding programs that aren't listed above, please feel free to list them in the comment section!