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Summer Programs and Community Service Opportunities

 **Students will not receive high school course credit for summer programs.**
 
NC Youth Tour
The Surry-Yadkin Electric Membership Corporation sponsors one student each summer to travel to Washington, D.C. for a week-long educational experience.  Selected students will have the opportunity to visit D.C.'s most iconic sites, meet with legislators, and get to know other students from across the country.  Applicants must be current juniors and must apply by December 7, 2018.  More information can be found at http://www.syemc.com/YouthTour.  
 
Hamilton Scholars Program
The Hamilton Scholars program selects 35 underserved high school juniors each year to participate in its no-cost, 5-year empowerment program.  These students receive mentorship, practical guidance, and a network of support to help them transition to college and career, increase their financial literacy, and help them develop knowledge and leadership skills to move them forward in their journey.  Winners also receive a $500 scholarship.  Applicants must be high-achieving, service-focused juniors who are college-bound and have demonstrated need.  Winners must participate in New York Leader Week from July 13-18, 2019.  Applications can be found here and are due by January 30, 2019.
 
Seeds of Hope Summer Camp
The Heroes Helping Heroes organization is looking for volunteers to assist with the Seeds of Hope Summer Camp.  See Mrs. Henson for more details!
 
Reeves Community Center Summer Employment
RCC is looking to fill a variety of summer positions, most of which are 40 hours/week.  Contact Peter Raymer for more information at (336) 786-8313.
 
Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar (HOBY)
HOBY allows high school sophomores to recognize their leadership talents and apply them in becoming effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community. Students attend three- or four-day seminars and participate in hands-on leadership activities, meet leaders in their state, and explore their own personal leadership skills while learning how to make a positive impact in their community. HOBY NC takes place in June either in Winston-Salem or Raleigh.  Interested sophomores should submit an essay to Mrs. Henson describing the most rewarding and challenging aspects of being a leader in his/her school and community.   Visit www.hoby.org for more information!
 
UNC Catalyst Conference
The annual Catalyst Conference brings a select group of 100 North Carolina high school students (grades 9-12) to our campus to explore social justice issues affecting both America and the world. Through leadership and personal development sessions, participants are empowered to serve as catalysts for positive change in their own communities.  The 2018 program runs from February 16th-February 18th, and takes place on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill.  There is a $50 registration fee, and scholarships are available for students in need.  Students must apply by clicking here by Friday, December 1st.
 
The Perry Outreach Program 
The Perry Outreach Program is a free, one-day, hands-on experience for high school women who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine and engineering. Students are given the opportunity to hear from women leaders in these fields and try it for themselves by performing mock orthopedic surgeries and experiments in biomechanics.  The Perry Outreach Program is open to young women in grades 10 and up with an expressed interest in science, medicine and/or engineering. The 2018 program will be Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. Applicants should be directed to fill out the online application in advance of the January 3, 2018 application deadline. Additional information can be found at www.perryinitiative.org.
 
NC State SATELLITE STEM Camp
SATELLITE is a five day STEM outreach and leadership development program with the goal of exposing high school sophomores to STEM careers and postsecondary educational opportunities.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of STEM activities led by NC State faculty and students.  The program runs from May 12th-16th and the cost is $30.  If cost is an issue, please see Mrs. Henson.  Students can learn more and apply here.  Applications are due by March 2.
 
Rotary Youth Leadership Program
The Rotary Youth Leadership Program is a leadership experience conducted in a joint effort between the Rotary Club of Greensboro and the Center for Creative Leadership and is held at Guilford College.  RYLP brings world-class leadership training to outstanding high school students.  The week-long program (June 23-29, 2017) provides the same skills provided to business, political, and military leaders by CCL from their 10 international campuses.  Included in RYLP are assessment tests, team-building activities, and mentoring by Rotarians.  Students can learn more and apply here.  Applications are due March 15th.
 
North Carolina Governor's School
The Governor's School of North Carolina is a five and one-half week summer residential program for intellectually gifted high school students, integrating academic disciplines, the arts, and unique courses on each of two campuses. The curriculum focuses on the exploration of the most recent ideas and concepts in each discipline, and does not involve credit, tests, or grades.  A limited number of students may be nominated from each school district.  MAHS nominees are selected by the Scholarship Committee.  Students who have questions about Governor's School should see Mrs. Henson or visit www.ncgovschool.org.
 
Summer Ventures in Science & Mathematics
Summer Ventures in Science & Mathematics (SVSM) provides an opportunity for students to foster identified interests in science and math with its enriched program in a university research setting.  Selected students participate in a rigorous, four-week academic program intended to reward and stimulate students who have already demonstrated their commitment to academic growth and development in science and math.  The program is free for accepted students.  Applications must be completed online by January 15th.  For more information, visit summerventures.org or see Mrs. Henson.
 
Martha Guy Summer Institute for Future Business Leaders (MGSI)
MGSI is a summer program for current high school juniors on the campus of Appalachian State University.  MGSI combines a two-week residential experience at ASU with one week of out-of-state travel.  Tuition is $1,900, plus a meal plan fee of $350.  The 2018 program runs from July 8th-July 28th.  MGSI is seeking students who are interested in business and demonstrate leadership potential.  The application deadline is February 28th and can be completed online here.
  
Red Cross "Leaders Save Lives" Program

Leaders Save Lives is a great program for students who are leaders at their schools, students who are looking for scholarships and students who want to build their resumes.
 

Here's what students can gain from the Leaders Save Lives program:

  • Leadership experience with the American Red Cross
  • Accomplishment of helping save lives
  • A chance to win a scholarship
  • An opportunity to earn a gift card
  • Achievements for the High School Leadership Program
 
The Congressional Award

The Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ award for young Americans. It is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive. The program is open to all 14 to 23 year-olds. Young people may register when they turn 13 1/2 years old and must complete their activities before their 24th birthday. Participants earn Bronze, Silver, and Gold Congressional Award Certificates and Bronze, Silver, and Gold Congressional Award Medals. Each level involves setting goals in four program areas: Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. Regardless of your situation, you can earn the Congressional Award. The Congressional Award has no minimum grade point average requirements. It accommodates young people with special needs or disabilities who are willing to take the challenge. www.congressionalaward.org

 

Community Service Opportunities

Habitat for Humanity ReStore
The ReStore is looking for student volunteers to help with picking up and unloading donations, pricing donations, and arranging items in the store.  Interested students should contact Becky Kipreos at (276) 618-1886.
 
Mount Airy Museum of Regional History
Do you need community service hours? The museum is looking for student volunteers to help with a variety of tasks.  Interested students should contact Nancy Davis at the museum.
 
Shepherd's House
The Shepherd's House is a homeless shelter for families located at 227 Rockford Street.  They accept volunteers to help with a number of tasks and projects.  Interested students can reach out to Mary Boyles at director@shepherdshousema.org or Joshua Edwards at sheltermanager@shepherdshousema.org.
 
Helping Hands of Surry
Helping Hands is a non-profit organization that helps families in need with food, clothing, utility bill support, housing assistance, job searches, and more.  Volunteers can help in a variety of ways.  Interested students can contact Karen Eberdt at karen@helpinghandsofsurry.org or (336) 673-0216.
 

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