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leadership & summer 


 Leadership and Summer Opportunities


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Click above for an exciting variety of summer opportunities for teens!

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Do you know a student in the Atlanta region who is looking for an opportunity to grow their leadership skills? A student who cares about housing affordability, protection of greenspace, and other issues facing metro Atlanta? If so, then the region’s premier leadership program, Model Atlanta Regional Commission (MARC), is a great opportunity.

Please read on for more information and feel free to share the 2022 flyer!

MARC is the only program of its kind to involve students in experiential learning in real-world areas affecting life here in metro Atlanta. For more than two decades, it has engaged young people on the latest in transportation, natural resource sustainability, and community development.

MARC participants meet once a month for six months as they take part in hands-on activities, behind-the-scenes tours, and thought-provoking discussions with local civic leaders and experts as they develop their own actionable solutions to the challenges facing us.

The 2022-2023 MARC program application is now open to rising 10th and 11th grade students who reside or attend school in the 11-county Atlanta region (Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties, and the City of Atlanta) and are interested in learning how they can act to make metro Atlanta an even better place to call home.


The program is free to attend. Applications are due by April 15, 2022 and space is limited. Apply Here

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The 2022 Summer Law Internship Program will run from June 1, 2022, to July 20, 2022. There will be four mandatory orientations tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, June 1; Friday, June 3; Monday, June 6; and Friday, June 10. The pay will be $1,950.00 (total) for the six weeks ($325 per week). If you Intern at a law firm or corporation you will be paid a stipend by your host. If you are a Public Intern, your internship is sponsored, and you will be paid a stipend by the Atlanta Bar Foundation.

Interns are not allowed to have any second jobs, band practices, sports practices or otherwise that conflict with or impact your Internship. (Every year we have prospective Interns request that they be allowed to miss mandatory Intern events due to conflicts, have different dates for their Internships, etc. The Intern Program dates are set. You are all-in or you are not.)

Only students who are members of the classes of 2022 and 2023 are eligible to apply. Freshmen and Sophomores, Classes of 2024 and 2025, are ineligible to apply.

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The University of West Georgia Honors College is excited to announce that we are hosting the Georgia Scholars’ Institute for summer 2022! GSI is a 4-week summer program for rising high school juniors and seniors to experience college life on the University of West Georgia's campus during the month of June. Alongside other high-achieving students and a world-class faculty, they will take dual-enrollment classes and earn Honors College credit before graduating high school. Total cost for this program is only $1,500 per student. 

Link to the brochure is here

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HOBY Youth Leadership (for current 10th grade students)


Leadership is an essential skill for today's students... enter HOBY!

The HOBY Youth Leadership Seminar will be June 3, 2022 to June 5, 2022 at Oglethorpe University


HOBY's mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation. HOBY has provided transformative leadership development to high school sophomores for over 60 years.


By participating in our State Leadership Seminars, students discover their potential and learn how to utilize that potential to make positive changes in their schools and community.




Auburn University--Samuel Ginn College of Engineering wants to expose middle and high school students to the world of engineering through our summer camps. The camps will be conducted by faculty, staff, and students from the college who will ensure students will receive a broad overview of the engineering profession by participating in a number of hands-on activities. 

  • Senior Tigers Engineering Camp (rising 12th graders)

  • Junior Tigers Engineering Camp (rising 10th and 11th graders)

  • Women in Engineering Camp (rising 9th-12th graders)

  • The Future of Paper, Pulp, and Fiber Camp (rising 12th graders)


Click Here for More Info


Wake Forest University -- Summer Immersion Program

This is an opportunity for high school students (9th - 12th grade) to pursue their passions, immerse themselves in a career pathway or field of study, and engage with Wake Forest faculty and professionals. With 20 unique Institutes being offered on-campus and online, we are excited to offer options for everyone.


Learn More

I encourage you to dive deeper into our website to learn more or reach out to me at or 980.224.9298 with any questions. 

If there are specific students you would like to refer to our program, you can fill out our Educator Reference Form and we’ll be sure to connect them with the proper information. As always, we remain committed to ensuring that program tuition does not prohibit a student from applying and being able to attend the Summer Immersion Program. Our scholarship application is part of the general online application and we encourage students to complete it. 

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We’re excited to kick off Summer Immersion 2021 and thank you for your continued support, partnership and advocacy on behalf of your students. 


Betsy Schneider
Program Director, Pre-College Programs

*The Summer Immersion Program is planning to host students on campus, pending future public health guidelines.



The Reynolds Young Writers Workshop is an eight day residential summer program in creative writing for current high school sophomores and juniors who love to write.

Workshop dates are: June 19-26, 2022

Online Application portal opens January 5th, and the application deadline is March 1, 2022.

For more information go to the Denison website at

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