Time to Plan Your Summer!
Summer is a great time to learn new skills, further develop one of your interests or gain work experience. Even though many programs have gone virtual or will have some modifications, there are plenty of opportunities to explore. It is not too early to start researching now. Here are a few ideas to get you started. (For more on summer program deadlines as well as summer jobs and internships, check out our previous post here.)
- Develop Your Creative Abilities. Grub Street in Boston offers a three-week summer fellowship where students work with established authors. The program will likely take place virtually this summer though students should check back for updates. Emerson College Pre-college online programs include acting, filmmaking, stage design, writing, journalism and more. Northwestern University’s Cherubs summer programs immerse students in theatre arts or film and video.
- Participate in Service. Are you interested in hunger relief and sustainable agriculture? Then consider applying for a position with the Food Project, which is still accepting individual volunteers or students can sign up to receive updates on future group opportunities. For those interested in social justice and food insecurity, especially during the pandemic, consider contacting your local food bank or organizing a food drive. If you play tennis even at a modest ability level, then consider volunteering at one of the summer youth tennis camps in Boston or Worcester run by Tenacity. Updates on Tenacity’s summer 2021 program will be available in April 2021, so check back for more information.
- Learn a language and immerse yourself in a new cultural experience. Aspire offers virtual language learning classes and online programs. Consider also finding community education opportunities at centers in your area. For example, Brookline Adult and Community Education and Newton Community Education have virtual foreign language classes until further notice.
- Science And Technology Opportunities. The Boston University Rise Program offers science research opportunities for high school students. The program will be conducted exclusively through remote instruction this summer. Consider attending the virtual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference on June 22 at 10 am and 2 pm and learn more about creating innovative apps around the world. The DigiPen WANIC Programs are available online for students to take advanced courses in computer science, video game design and more. Students have the opportunity to earn AP or college credit.
These are just a few examples of summer opportunities. There are hundreds of programs for a wide range of interests from debate and math, to art and music, and more. Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org and start planning your summer.