• Enrichment and Leadership Programs-Recent Additions


    Programs with Fees:  

    • AI Summer Program by Stanford and MIT Alumni in Chicago - Inspirit AI is offering an in-person, 30-hour pre-college AI program hosted in Chicago that teaches students in grades 8-12 fundamental AI concepts and guides them to build socially impactful projects such as labor markets analysis, safe ChatGPT bots, fake news detection, and more! 
    • Boston University Summer Journalism Academy - Hands-on experience for high school students interested in journalism, writing, or photography
    • Camp Cardiac
      • This is a 1-week summer day camp where the focus is on care and maintenance of the heart. It provides an excellent starting point for careers in all fields of medicine.
    • Camp Psych-Summer Camp in Psychology
      • Campers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the field.
    • Chester County Chamber's Youth Leadership Program - A yearlong program that helps students create professional networks, friendships, and valuable career and leadership related skills. Application due May 3, 2024
    • Cooper Union Online Summer Writing Program
    • Discover the World of Communication at American University
      • Students will learn to build a digital portfolio, write a script, shoot and edit a film, write a news story in this professional, hands-on workshop.
    • Drexel University-College of Medicine
      • This program will expose the students to clinical, didactic and simulated learning opportunities within the field of medicine. 
    • Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg
      • The Eisenhower Institute's Campaigns and Elections Academy is an intensive summer program for highly motivated high school leaders who have a strong interest in campaigns and elections, a passion for public service, and a drive to make a difference.
    • Engineering Summer Academy at Penn
      • The Engineering Summer Academy at Penn (ESAP) welcomes highly motivated and talented students to explore Engineering at the college level.  The Academy’s intensive, three-week programs combine sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in cutting edge technologies.
    • Georgetown University Pre-College Online Program - Georgetown University now offers pre-college online courses for high school students ages 13 and older. Each features dynamic video lessons by renowned Georgetown faculty and access to mentors. The program is available year-round, and the online format enables you to study anywhere, anytime, at your own pace.  
    • Global Health Leaders Conference
      • An annual program developing the next generation of leaders in global health, public health, and medicine
    • Intensive STEM Academy at Duke University
    • Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation Pre-College Programs (jhu.edu)
      • Summer programs in Engineering Innovation, Biomedical Engineering, and Sustainable Energy Engineering
    • JumpStart Main Line College Essay Camp
      • An essay writing camp for rising high school seniors
    • National High School Institute at Northwestern University
      • Theater Arts, Debate or Film and Video 
    • PREFACE: The Rensselaer Summer Engineering Design Program
      • Students will gain experiences using the engineering design process to resolve a problem; develop leadership and team-building skills; focus on career opportunities available to engineering professions 
    • Program Admissions (University of Michigan-Northwestern University-MIT)
    • Summer at Georgetown
      • The Georgetown Summer High School Programs offer a variety of ways for students to pursue their interests and get a head start on college. They offer both credit and noncredit programs covering everything from forensic science, art, and politics to entrepreneurship, law, and creative writing.
    • Summer College for High School Students at Syracuse University 
    • Summer Discovery
      • Pre-college academic enrichment program offering high school students experience in a variety of fields. 
    • SummerScience@Jefferson
      • SummerScience@Jefferson is a 4-week program which aims to foster an appreciation of the role of science in everyday life, to promote an informed understanding of scientific issues that appear in headlines in the news, and to familiarize students with the vital and expanding field of biomedical sciences. 
    • Summer VETS Program at Pennsylvania University
    • Temple Summer Programs
      • Various programs available through Temple's summer program. Programs include: Women's Engineering Explorations, Robotics Summer Program, Architecture Institute, Temple College 101 (preparation for college admissions process), Summer Dance intensive, Summer Music Theory Intensive, Reel Girls: High School Film Workshop, Forensic Science Investigation.
    • Villanova Summer Academy
      • an innovative and engaging online and on-campus program for high school students. The program allows students to explore future academic and career pathways through college-level coursework and cultivate relationships with current Villanova students and faculty. 
    • Villanova University NovaEdge Engineering Summer Program
      • NovaEdge Diversity in Engineering is a one-week, on campus program to introduce a diverse population of students from different ethnic and social backgrounds to the traditional fields of engineering, including Chemical, Civil and Environmental, Computer and Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering.
    • Virtual Speech & Debate Summer Camp - This camp will offer an interactive and engaging program to help students develop their communication and persuasive skills, both in public speaking and formal debates. 
    • Wolfram High School Summer Camp
      • This is a project-oriented camp for students 17 years or younger. This camp introduces students to cutting-edge programming, computational thinking, and innovative technology. The camp is a unique opportunity for entrepreneurial and STEM-minded high-school students to learn how to develop and explore science and technology.
    • Yale Young Global Scholars Program


    Applications for the 2024 Summer Cohort of the STEM Research Program are open!

    Led by MIT researchers and alumni, the STEM Research Program introduces ambitious students like you to the cutting edge of your scientific field of interest. You'll work 1-on-1 with a PhD mentor and create an independent research project.

    Explore cool topics like astrophysics, quantum mechanics, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, robotic control, game theory, genetic engineering, and many more!

    Week 1: Introduction to your mentor and align on a topic
    Week 2-4: Explore the topic and identify the research question
    Week 5-9: Compose research paper with 1-1 support from research mentor
    Week 10-12: Complete final edits and submit the paper for final evaluation

    Complete this application to be considered for participation and receive more information.



     Programs with Reduced Cost

    • Accounting Career Awareness Program (Point Park University)
      • Increasing Awareness of Accounting Careers Among Minority High School Students
    • AFS Project: Change
      • Change is a compeitition that invites students in grades 8-12 to create a project proposal that works toward at least one of the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals. 
    • ALSF Student Leadership Academy (Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation)
      • FREE overnight camp at Villanova University
    • Boston Leadership Institute 
      • Participants engage in experimental research with faculty experts in cutting-edge areas of science. Programs are offered in fields that generate high demand STEM careers.
    • CDC Museum Disease Detective Camp
      • This camp is an interdisciplinary educational program where capers are immersed in the diverse field of public health. This camp is free (out of state residents must provide their own transportation).
    • Drexel High School Scholars Program
      • The High School Scholars Program is a highly selective program that allows high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to register for college courses-on a space-available basis at Drexel university's University City Campus while completing high school.
    • Free Enterprise Week
      • Participants will make up an "imaginary" management team where they will learn first-hand about the Free Enterprise System. Their task - turn their failing company into a financial success!
    • Girls Advisory Board 
      • The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls is a grantmaking and education foundation dedicated to addressing the needs of women and girls in Chester County, PA. For more than 16 years, the Fund has raised awareness about the critical needs of women and girls, and has awarded over $1.6 million to 502 non-profit organizations.
    • Girls Exploring Tomorrow's Technology 2019 (GETT)
      • Interactive, full-day program, for girls in grades 5-10, their parents, and educators.  Meet women role models and participate in hands-on activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
      • Location: West Chester East High School
    • Internships at Princeton University
    • Keystone Boys State
    • PA Wildlife Leadership Academy
      • Students should have demonstrated interest in wildlife and/or fisheries conservation. Accepted nominees will become certified Conservation Ambassadors through attending one of six 5-day residential summer field schools which will focus on white-tailed deer, bass, brook trout, ruffed grouse, turkey, and black bear.
    • Spark the Wave 
    • Youth Leadership Program (Chester County)
      • Ongoing once a month from November through May 


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