Summer Programs

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Summer Hospital Volunteer Programs

Applications are available through the following links.  Please note that these programs are very competitive and fill up quickly!

Northside Hospital Teen Volunteer Program:  https://northsideatlaux.com/teen-program/

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta:  http://www.choa.org/Support-Childrens/Volunteering/Hospital-Volunteers/VolunTEEN

Grady: http://www.gradyhealth.org/static/summer-teen-volunteer-program

Dekalb Medical Center:  http://www.dekalbmedical.org/volunteers/volunteen-program/

Worst (and best) reasons to attend a pre-college program.  Some helpful information for students and their parents.


Atlanta Community Food Bank's Youth Summit on Hunger and Poverty.  Two summer sessions, Monday through Friday.  The link to information and the application is: https://www.acfb.org/youth-summit. Applications are due Friday, March 23, 2018.

Auburn University's World Affairs Youth Seminar for rising 10-12th grade students.  Visit www.auburn.edu/worldaffairs for additional information.

Babson College's Summer Study for High School Students. For more information, visit www.babson.edu/summerstudy

Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University - Information and application packets are available on the web at www.bagley.msstate.edu/programs/quest/index.php

A Pre-College Program at Barnard College of Columbia University. To find out more about their programs, click on www.barnard.edu/summer  

Belmont Abbey Summer Programs 

Blueprint Signature Summer Programs - Choose a Campus - Pick your courses. Call or click: 877-415-1111 or info@bpsummerprograms.com or bpsummerprograms.com 

Boston University: bu.edu/summer/highschool  

Camp Cardiac.  Scholarship and standard applications are now open for Camp Cardiac Atlanta 2015.  www.campcardiac.org

Camp Neuro.  Scholarship and standard applications are now open for Camp Neuro Atlanta 2015.  www.campneuro.org

The School of Engineering at The Catholic University of America is hosting a summer camp. Their website is http://engineering.cua.edu. The information for the camp is in the lower right hand corner titles "Engineering New Frontiers. 

The Catholic University's Summer on Stage High School Drama Institute or High School Musical Theatre Institute.  Information and application materials available at drama.cua.edu/summer or call 202-319-5358.

The Chamblee Police Department invites students from 6th to 9th grade to register for the inaugural Junior Police Academy June 4th to June 8th.  Classes will be held 8 am to 5 pm at the Chamblee Police department on Borad Street in Chamblee.  There is no fee to attend.  Applications are available at: http://chambleega.com/216/community-programs.  Deadline for submission is May 25, 2018. 

Christian Brothers University in Memphis has initiated a new summer program for high school students in The School of Business: The CBU Business Immersion Camp. For additional information, please visit their website: www.cbu.edu/businesscamp

Christendom College in Virginia: We have full scholarship certificates to the 2016 Experience Christendom Summer Program (ECSP). Please visit christendom.edu/experience for more information and see Mrs. Udell for a scholarship certificate.  

Christopher Newport University Summer Humanities Program  http://cnu.edu/summerhumanities/

Christopher Newport University Torggler Summer Vocal Institute.  Application deadline: April 1st.  TSVInstitute.org 

Clemson Summer Scholars 

College of William and Mary Pre-Collegiate Summer Program in Early American History. For additional information and an application: www.wm.edu/niahd or email PRECOL@WM.EDU or call 757-221-7652 

Converse College Leadership Program. See www.converse.edu/leadershipconverse 

Cornell University Summer College: summercollege.cornell.edu 

Davidson College Visit www.davidson.edu/JulyExperience for details. 

Disease Detective Camp at CDC - for rising high school juniors and seniors. For information and an application, please visit: http://www.cdc.gov/museum/camp/detective/faq.htm 

Duke Summer College:  http://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students/summer-college-for-high-school-students 

Dunwoody Nature Center's summer camps: http://www.dunwoodynature.org/Leadership-Training-Program 

Emory Pre-College Progrm: www.precollege.emory.edu

iD Tech holds summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs at 150+ universities nationwide, including Emory, Georgia Tech, Stanford, MIT, Princeton & Yale. For additional information, please visit www.iDTech.com 

21st Century Leaders summer youth leadership institutes (SYLI) will be held on the campus of Emory University at the Goizueta Business School. http://21stcenturyleaders.org/for-students/summer-programs/leadership-unplugged/ 

Fernbank Teen Volunteer Program. http://www.fernbankmuseum.org/support/give-time/fun/

Furman Summer Scholars: www.furman.edu/admission.

GenCyber Summer Camp - National Cyber Warrior Academy at University of North Georgia Institute for Leadership and Strategic Studies.  For more details and to apply, go to www.ung.edu/cyber/academy.  There is no cost for this camp.

Georgia Boys/Girls State is an American Legion sponsord week-long leadership program in June at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville for students who have completed their junior year in high school. Information may be found at: http://www.dogboysstate.org. To apply, contact Mr. Cody Jackson at jackson_cody@bellsouth.net 

Georgia Regents University Health Sciences Summer Academy: visit gru.edu/academy/healthsciences 

Georgia State University, Emory College and Yerkes Institute on Neuroscience (ION) Program. Applications are available at either http://www.cbn-atl.org/education/ion.shtml or http://www.yerkes.emory.edu 

Georgia Tech's Sheller College of Business is offering a summer program focused on personal finance and investing--Wall Street on West Peachtree - Financial Literacy & Investing.  This program is open to 9th to 12th grade students and registration is first come, first served. Registration link:  http://www.pe.gatech.edu/courses/wall-street-west-peachtree

Gettysburg College offers an academic summer program focused on psychology. For more information you can visit the Camp Psych website

Hollins University in Virginia offers seven different summer programs from creative writing to whitewater adventure. To learn more about Hollinssummer and to apply, visit www.hollins.edu/hollinsummer

Lipscomb University Summer Scholars. To find out more, visit admissions.lipscomb.edu/SummerScholars

Miami University Summer Scholars Program is an opportunity for high-achieving, rising high school juniors seniors to spend two weeks on a college campus.  For additional information:  http://miamioh.edu/admission/high-school/summer-scholars/

Mississippi State University Summer Bridge Program. http://bagley.msstate.edu/summerbridge

National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program. Follow this link for more information: http://exchanges.state.gov/us/program/national-security-language-initiative-youth-nsli-y 

New England Center for Investigative Journalism and other summer programs. 

New York University Precollege Summer Programs for rising high school juniors and seniors: www.nyu.edu/precollege.  

Northeastern University Summer Program Brochure: http://pages.northeastern.edu/Email.NortheasternGuidanceCounselors_NUGuidanceCounselorsLP.html

Oxbridge Academic Program 2015 Summer Study Abroad: www.oxbridgeprograms.com 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, www.pratt.edu/precollege or www.pratt.edu/prostudies 

Moral Life and the Classical Tradition at Princeton University.  Application Deadline April 2, 2017. For more information, visit www.winst.org/mlct 

Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN - The Embody Institute - a week-long theological summer institute for high school girls, July 9-14, 2017. Application deadline is April 15, 2017. Visit www.saintmarys.edu/Embody  

Samford University Pharmacy Camp. Apply:  samford.edu/pharmacy/bulldog-pharmacy-camp by February 1, 2017 

Sarah Lawrence College, New York, Summer: www.sarahlawrence.edu/highschool 

Summer Discovery & Discovery Internships: Fourteen universities have partnered, offering 300+ course options. For more information: info@summerdiscovery.com or www.summerdiscovery.com

Summer at SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) Visit www.scad.edu/summer for information about summer programs at the main campus (Savannah) and the Atlanta campus. For information about Tenn Summer Workshops in Hong Kong, please visit: www.scad.edu/hongkongsummer 

Stevens Institute of Technologyhttp://stevens.edu/summer

St. John's College Summer Academy. Annapolis, Maryland, and Sante Fe, New Mexico.  For more information: http://sjc.edu/admissions/summer-academy-2017 

Stanford University Summer College. Apply online at: summer.stanford.edu 

Stanford University Pre-Collegiate Studies: Apply online at: https://spcs.stanford.edu 

Summer at Smith.  Precollege Summer Programs:  www.smith.edu/summer

Summer Study Programs:  www.summerstudy.com or info@summerstudy.com

Summer Discovery and Discovery Internships.  Visit www.summerdiscovery.com or www.discoveryinternships.com or www.jrdiscovery.com.

Tufts University Summer Study for High School Students: go.tufts.edu/summer 

TULANE School of Architecture http://architecture.tulane.edu/programs/summer-high-school-program

University of Dallas School of Ministry Summer in Rome:  udallas.edu/romeprogram

University of Dayton Summer Programs: go.udayton.edu/entrepreneurship101

UGA Terry College of Business: Terry Accounting Residency Program and Terry Business Academy - For more information, please visit: www.terry.uga.edu/diversity  

UGA's VetCAMP (Veterinary Career Aptitude and Mentoring Program) Application deadline is January 27, 2017 and can be found online at http://vet.uga.edu/academic/vetcamp

Summer Career Discovery Program at University of Kentucky College of Design. More information can be found on their website at www.uky.edu/design/SCDP  

University of Mississippi Summer College for high school students. Visit their website: www.olemiss.edu/schs 

University of Notre Dame Pre-College Programs. Applications and information available at www.precollege.nd.edu 

University of South Carolina School of Music. www.sc.edu/music/summer-programs

University of Southern California Summer Programs: summer.usc.edu  

USC Exploration of Architecture: https://arch.usc.edu/programs/summer/explore 

Young Global Scholars Program at YALE. Information and application available at: http://globalscholars.yale.edu  

Vanderbilt Summer Academy: www.pty.vanderbilt.edu or pty.peabody@vanderbilt.edu or 615-322-8261 

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI Frontiers is an on-campus, residential, research, and learning experience for rising juniors and seniors.  Additional information at wpi.edu/+frontiers.  Other summer opportunities at wpi.edu/+summer

STEP Course

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Do you want to improve interactions with your teen? Ever wondered how to avoid power struggles? Do you struggle with establishing effective and meaningful discipline strategies in your household? 

Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) is the most widely researched and implemented parenting program in the United States. Based on the work of Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs, STEP trains parents on improving the effectiveness of interactions with their children. The first STEP group was held in America in 1976 and has since then enjoyed widespread popularity in schools, hospitals and clinics and organizations offering assistance to parents and educators. This program is systematic in that each successive week includes strategies and skills that are built upon learning from previous weeks.

The course is designed to teach participants about themselves and how to improve their relationships with children, family members, coworkers, strangers, everyone – guaranteed! Learn valuable lessons including: two essential directives for parenting; what style of parenting you have adopted – and how it could be hindering the relationships you have with your children; why praising rather than encouraging your child may send the wrong message; and why discipline is more effective than punishment.



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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 
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