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Now is the time to look into a summer program!  Click on the SUMMER PROGRAMS link to the left to see the many options!

Local Events

Boston College Information Session will be held on Sunday, May 21, at 2 PM, at the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center. For more information and to register, please visit:

Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL), a non-profit organization dedicated to the support of a student-centered college search, will be in Atlanta on May 24 at 7 PM, Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Event details online at

National College Fair, June 3, 10 AM - 2 PM, Georgia World Congress Center. Free Admission. For more information and to register, visit: 

 Leadership/Intern Programs/Employment Opportunities

The Chamblee Parks and Recreation Department is now hiring summer camp staff.  To view job descriptions and to apply online, visit  For more information on the camp and positions, contact Kevin Farrow at or 770-986-5016 

Ninth Inning Baseball, Atlanta, is looking for front desk personnel on a part-time basis. Call 678-691-5917 if interested. 

St. James Preschool Volunteer Opportunity: looking for volunteers to help with spring carnival on April 29, 11 AM - 2 PM.  Please contact Krystin Rodriguez at or 504-214-5929.  

St. James UMC summer Vacation Bible School is looking for volunteers, age 6th grade and up to assist their adult leaders from 9 AM to 1 PM.  They will provide letters of service.  If interested, please call Meredith Howell at 919-621-8965 or email

Camp Invention - Invention Project at St. Thomas More School and Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School.  Visit or call 800-968-4332 to learn more and apply.

Georgia Republican Party Internship Program. Pleas email or call 903-521-6855. Mention you are a high school student and be prepared to provide a list of your mandatory time commitments during the week and your availability throughout the week and the weekend. 


Colleges That Change Lives Scholarship. $1000 scholarships will be awarded to students who matriculate at a CTCL-member college or university. The application may be found on their website:

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program: Deadline is June 12, 2017 - Application process: Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of their website:

Georgia Tech Scholarship Offering for DeKalb Residents. Applications can be accessed at

The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Students must apply to both the university and the scholarship to be considered. Visit for more information.

Sun Trust Scholarship Sweepstakes. Enter now at: for a chance to win a $500 scholarship.

Georgia Tech Incoming Freshman Scholarship Opportunity. You may apply at


What is the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success?   

Top Pitfalls of Freshman Year 

  1. Not taking 9th grade academics seriously/believing freshman year doesn't really count and you can make up for it later - GPA foundation
  2. Not getting involved in something/no extracurricular activities
  3. Not taking risk to forge relationships with classmates/waiting for others to approach you
  4. Not forging relationships with important adults in your life
  5. Not thinking about the future (more than tomorrow or next week!)
  6. Getting behind in assignments--homework or makeup work from absences multiply quickly!
  7. Not asking for help (classmates, Lion Leaders, teachers, counselors, administrators)
  8. Engaging in risky behavior
  9. Limiting yourself to one group or clique