Martha Guy Summer Institute
ACE Mentoring Program
For more info go to http://www.acerdu.org/.
High school students in the Raleigh/Durham area can now benefit from a nationwide program designed to introduce them to the wide range of career opportunities open to young people in architecture, construction, engineering, and related areas of the building design and construction industry. ACE is a free after school program open to any high school student.
At weekly meetings, student teams work directly with professionals from leading area firms, who volunteer their time to mentor the teams as they design hypothetical projects, tour local construction sites, and visit architectural, engineering and construction offices.
Interested in Health Careers?
Apply to some of the volunteer programs at local hospitals to gain valuable experience. These programs are highly competitive and have strict deadlines. See the websites for more information.
North Carolina House Page Program
The application will open November 2017.
This program offers young men and women the opportunity to learn about, and participate in, the legislative process of our state. It is a four day long experience that allows high school students between the ages of 15 and 18 (or 14 if already in the 9th grade) to observe firsthand how our laws are made. It provides them the unique privilege of working in the House Chamber in the midst of legislative action. Students can earn volunteer hours for their career exploring service, or a small stipend.
North Carolina Senate Page Program
Check in early 2018 for applications.
Governor's Page Program
Governor Roy Cooper encourages young people in North Carolina to get involved in public and community service, including by applying to serve as a Governor’s Page.
Established in 1973, the Governor’s Page Program gives high school students from all over North Carolina the opportunity to come to Raleigh for a week of hands-on participation in their state government. We want our Governor’s pages to represent North Carolina’s diverse communities and help inspire a new generation of leaders.
During their time as a Page, students will be challenged to learn and develop in four key areas:
Complete your application online in one sitting. Be prepared to provide a first, second, and third choice for the week you wish to serve. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the program is full for 2017.
You will also need to identify two people to complete recommendation forms for you. One recommendation form should come from a non-relative community member, such as a coach, pastor, youth advisor, and one should come from someone affiliated with your school, such as a teacher or counselor. Incomplete applications, or applications without two recommendations, will not be processed.
Become a high School entrepreneur and Win $5000
See http://whiteboardyouthventures.com/yec/ for more information.
Youth Legislative Assembly
YLA is scheduled for April 6 - 8, 2018.
Applications and details can be found at:
Youth Legislative Assembly (YLA) is a mock legislative session where high school students voice their opinions and vote on issues concerning local, state and national government. The three-day session is patterned after the NC General Assembly. At the conclusion of YLA, a final report is drafted and distributed to the governor and legislators.
The conference allows high school students an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the workings of local, state, and national government. Active participation in YLA increases the students' confidence and ability to debate current issues. Any high school student in good standing at a public, private, charter, or home school in North Carolina is eligible to participate in YLA.