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Summer activity planning: part II

January 30, 2017, Posted In Summer Activities

If you missed Part 1 from last week, please click here.

Thinking about extracurricular involvement and summer activity planning for your son or daughter? To help, we’ve pulled six unique programs from our Extracurricular Activities & Leadership Development guide. Check them out!

Community Service

The Road Less Traveled
https://www.theroadlesstraveled.com/environmental-summer-programs
Community service programs abroad with a focus on conservation and environmental awareness. Programs include coral reef restoration in the Florida Keys and a wolf conservation center in Colorado.

Academic Competitions:

FIRST
http://www.firstinspires.org/
Competitions for K-12 students. Upper level competitions for high school aged students are completed in teams and mentor-based. The goal of FIRST is to develop science, technology and engineering skills and leaders for the future.

Leadership Development:

HOBY
http://www.hoby.org
The State Leadership Seminar is a flagship program that empowers high school students to become active leaders in their communities.

Research Opportunities:

RISE – Boston University
http://www.bu.edu/summer/high-school-programs/research/
A highly competitive research summer program at BU. Six-week intensive lab work to further develop science skills alongside professors.

Arts:

Art: Summer at Penn (offered via Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs)
http://www.jkcp.com/program/art-summer-at-penn/
Four-week studio summer art program. Students strengthen their profile with assistance from Penn faculty and fellow art students.

International Relations:

Georgetown University
http://scs.georgetown.edu/courses/1256/international-relations
Weeklong programs that provide students an introduction into foreign relations and diplomacy. Students have access to Georgetown University and Washington, DC – includes visits around the city to embassies and the Capitol, among others.

For a complete list of programs, check out our resources page online! To schedule a complimentary admissions consultation, give us a call: 617-424-0700.