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February Opportunities

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mid February Youthcast Media Group - YMG Sporing Media Workshop

Students will work directly with an experienced journalist who will help them report, write and edit a full-length feature story. They'll conduct interviews with local and national experts as well as peers who want to share their experiences with preparing for college and/or the job field after graduation.  Students' articles will be published.  Program is on Zoom from March through April.

mid February UPenn's 


Summer Mentorship Program

Admitted SMP participants attend an immersive four-week summer program curated by faculty and staff at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine, Nursing School, School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Penn Carey School of Law, and the School of Dental Medicine). Participants also engage in hands-on, experiential learning-based programming through creatively designed curricula. Program content includes, but is not limited to, career exploration, financial literacy, and college/university previews.    FREE

current 9th and 10th grade




- first generation, low-income, under-represented students 

late February The Documentary History Project for Youth at Scribe Video Center The Documentary History Project for Youth is an annual after-school, weekend and summertime digital media production workshop for middle and high school students. Each year, youth participants create short documentary films as a way to explore some aspect of the social, political and cultural history of Philadelphia. YOU GET PAID! current grades 8-11
Late February Bloomberg Arts Internship During this seven-week paid internship, participants will work at Philadelphia’s leading arts organizations, attend rigorous professional development workshops and tour our region’s most important cultural sites.

This is an amazing opportunity to develop vital professional skills while exploring Philadelphia’s rich arts and culture community.

YOU GET PAID current juniors
early February Engineering Mini-Camp for Girls Girls in grades 9 -12 are invited to spend the day exploring engineering and computer science careers with volunteers from Widener's School of Engineering and from the Philadelphia section of the Society of Women Engineers. FREE 9-12
early February IUP GenCyber Summer Program This summer, Indiana University of Pennsylvania will offer a free virtual Cybersecurity camp for middle and high-school students. Students will learn about cybersecurity and hacking defense techniques while acquiring career readiness skills. FREE current grades 6-12
early February Summer Multicultural Engineering Training (SUMMET) Program at Colorado School of Mines SUMMET combines non-accredited coursework, hands-on projects, industry tours, team-building activities and social events. SUMMET provides exposure to the lifestyle, opportunities and challenges of college and is designed to help build skills and experiences for a smooth transition from high school to college. SUMMET is a one-week residential program, allowing participants to live on campus for the duration of the program, experience life as a college student and participate in STEM-related curriculum instruction.

FREE program


*must pay $50 confirmation fee if accepted


-does not include transportation



- "underrepresented populations, including ethnic/racial minorities, women and prospective first-generation college students as well as students with demonstrated financial need"

Mid February MITES- MIT Introduction to Technology, Engineering, and Science

MITES (formerly OEOP) provides transformative experiences that bolster confidence, create lifelong community, and build an exciting, challenging foundation in STEM for highly motivated students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds. 


current grade 11


- students underrepresented in science and engineering- BIPOC students

- first generation college students

mid February Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive (IGEI) at Lehigh University Your students can join a group of emerging leaders from across the U.S. and around the world to create diverse teams and solve a real problem facing a company or organization. Through the entrepreneurship intensive, they'll be able to do a dive deep into focus areas like sustainability, population health or business. $5995 current grades 10-11
early February High School Internship in the General Robotics, Automation, Sensing, and Perception (GRASP) Lab at UPenn  Do research in the GRASP Lab at Penn! FREE 10-12
early February

Youth Leadership Institute (YLI)

through the Hispanic Scholarship Fund

YLI is a free, college empowerment summer program for high achieving Latino high school juniors, held virtually and at two top universities across the US. This highly selective program is designed to give young leaders the practical tools they need to successfully apply to top universities, have full access to scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and set a course for academic and career success. FREE



- high achieving Latino students

mid February John Heinz Urban Conservation Crew Spring Program

Crew Members will work together in teams to complete conservation projects around the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, including improvements to hiking trails, wildlife habitat and visitor infrastructure.  Program recruitment is targeted to attract youth from diverse backgrounds from the greater Philadelphia area.

YOU GET PAID ages 15-18
late February

Stevens Institute of Technology School of Business High School Summer Research Program

In this six-week program, students will have the opportunity to work alongside a faculty member from the School of Business and assist them with research in their area of study such as entrepreneurship, marketing, management, economics, and finance.  At the conclusion of the program students will complete both a written and oral presentation.  The written report will include a literature review, and the oral presentation will include a 5-minute video of a PowerPoint presentation detailing their research findings.  





YOU GET PAID $500 upon completing the program!

current juniors only
mid February Accounting Career Awareness Program from the National Association of Black Accountants The ACAP Program is a FREE week-long program that teaches students about careers in accounting, finance, business, and technology. During the program, students will spend the week in a college dorm room, participate in a case study, community service, mock interviews, visit various firms throughout the city, etc. Students will also have the opportunity to win college scholarships which will be presented at our Awards' Banquet.  FREE

- grades 9-12

- BIPOC students 

ongoing Dance at the Dornsife Center at Drexel University Drexel University dance program is partnering with the Dornsife Center for Community Partnerships to offer free dance classes to youth and seniors in West Philadelphia. Weekly dance classes will be taught by Drexel dance students and alumni and mentored by Drexel dance faculty to extend the physical, intellectual, creative and therapeutic aspects of dance to the community. FREE ages 12-18
Early February Tech It Out Tech It Out is a 8 week program where we pair each high schooler with a student mentor from the University of Pennsylvania. Together, each pair will create a website together using HTML and CSS on a social justice issue that they are passionate about. Absolutely no experience is needed! We will teach you everything you need to know and more. SEPTA transportation is provided. FREE 9-12
Late February
The Summer Math and Science Honors Academy (SMASH) at UPenn
This is a free of cost, STEM-intensive college preparatory program for underrepresented high school students of color. SMASH boasts a rigorous 5-week, 3-year summer, fully residential STEM enrichment program which provides access to STEM coursework and access to mentors, role models, and support networks of students of color. FREE



- From groups traditionally underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

- First-generation college students

-From a low-income family: (e.g. qualifies for Free or Reduced Lunch program).

mid-February Civil War Institute Summer Conference For over 35 years, the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College has hosted an annual summer conference bringing leading historians and public audiences together for battlefield tours, small group discussions, lectures, and roundtable conversations about the Civil War era. Sessions, lodging, and meals are held on the 200-acre college campus.

cost varies- $463 and up, starting with part-time attendance


**10 full scholarships available for high school students! Info here.


mid-February (nomination deadline)


mid-April (application deadline)

WINS (Women in Natural Science) Women In Natural Sciences (WINS) is a free after-school and summer science enrichment program at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Since its founding in 1982, WINS has introduced hundreds of high school girls to future careers in science and other professions by providing hands-on science workshops, career and college exploration, and positive youth development. FREE

current 8th grade girls



The WINS program focuses on students whose households may be facing financial limitations, and places a special emphasis on households headed by single parents, grandparents, non-parent guardians and foster parents.

late February Teen Summer Internships at The Penn Museum The Teen Summer Internship is an opportunity open to current high school students who are passionate about museums, archaeology, anthropology, and related fields. During the three-week program, we strive to provide our teen interns with rich opportunities to develop career skill sets, offering practical, professional experiences and interactions with the Museum’s offices, classrooms, and galleries. FREE 9-12

mid February- early deadline



Mid-March- final deadline

Girls Who Code The Summer Immersion Program (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.


FREE current 10-11
mid February SEAMAAC’S Hip Hop Heritage (H3) After School Program H3 supports youth in identifying and pursuing access to educational and employment opportunities in the creative and performing arts. H3 is a project-based learning program focusing on the hip hop arts, including instruction in breakdancing, photography, video, and music production, emceeing, graffiti arts, and youth leadership development. Our curriculum addresses life skills, civic responsibility, academic enrichment, and college/career readiness. Youth build cross-cultural bridges through community projects and civic engagement using Hip Hop arts as vehicles to effect social change and tell their stories of the urban experience. FREE




For more info contact: Cabbie@seamaac.org



Late February


*application is open until program is full, so apply ASAP

Hispanic Student College Institute at Montclair State University Through the program students will:
  • Engage in career exploration and goal-setting initiatives
  • Attend college-planning workshops
  • Participate in a majors fair and mock college interviews
  • Live on campus in Machuga Heights
Institute participants will be eligible for scholarships to attend Montclair State University in the future and will receive certificates of completion to include on their résumés.

-rising juniors and seniors



-must identify as Hispanic

late February Camp Erin

Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth grieving the death of a significant person in their lives.

Children and teens ages 6-17 attend a transformational weekend camp that combines traditional, fun camp activities with grief education and emotional support, free of charge for all families. Led by grief professionals and trained volunteers, Camp Erin provides a unique opportunity for youth to increase levels of hope, enhance self-esteem, and especially to learn that they are not alone.


ages 6-17


*It is recommended that children not attend the camp until at least 6 months after they have experienced the death of a loved one.

Mid February



*They encourage handing in your application early.

University of Pittsburgh Health Career Scholars Academy The dynamic world of health care plus the expertise of University of Pittsburgh academics and facilities. This educational mixture shapes a unique, academically rigorous, hands-on campus experience for students attending Pitt’s Health Career Scholars Academy (HCSA) each summer. The Academy is often a springboard for future studies in medicine.



*A Financial Aid Application is on the website.

Early February Hadassah and Young Judeah Leaders of Tomorrow Award for Young Women Recipients of this merit-based award will receive full tuition to a leadership training program in Israel for one month during the summer.



* partial scholarships available

female and female- identifying students currently in grade 10 or 11
Teen Tuesday at the Free Library

Free programs at the Parkway Central Library every Tuesday from 3:30-5:30 PM.

Mid February

The Princeton University Summer Journalism Program

The program welcomes about 20 high school students from low-income backgrounds every summer to Princeton's campus for an intensive, 10-day seminar on journalism.  Students who attend the program come from across the country. FREE, including travel to and from the program current juniors only
Rolling admission until full  The Lasko College Prep Program of JEVS Human Services

Students receive no-cost college guidance, SAT tutoring services and internship placement at local Jewish non- profit agencies. Summer program lasts seven weeks and is open to eligible Jewish high school juniors interested in attending a four-year college or university.

FREE+ you get a stipend  11 
Check Website for Various Program Deadlines 

BroadReach Adventure Summer Programs


Broadreach offers adventures abroad to more than 36 countries, while offering summer adventure, real world experience, and service to create our own class of life-changing experiences. Various programs include experiential, trips at sea, deep into the rainforest, high in the mountains, or other places around the world for 2-4 weeks.  See website  9-12 
On Going

Living Arts Dance


Various dance classes.  For More details visit website or call 888.257.9991.

cost varies
Girls ages 13-19

Early February

(and various deadlines)

Vanderbilt Summer Academy for Talented Youth

Vanderbilt Summer Academy offers engaging and challenging curricula in math, science, and the humanities. The program integrates resources from the university’s many research programs directly into the classroom experience.
Cost Varies
Rolling admissions until full Mercy College Business Leadership Academy One-week session covers Professional Development, Team Building, Career Exploration, Corporate Visits in NYC, and Leadership in Action.

$595 for tuition, room, and board


(Student must cover travel costs to and from campus.)

current juniors


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