What Will YOU Do This Summer?

Monday, February 4, 2013

DC National Guard ChalleNGe Program

The purpose of the District of Columbia National Guard ChalleNGe Program is to educate, train and motivate at-risk youth, ages 16-18. The ChalleNGe uses a quasi-military model and emphasizes academics, physical training and discipline. The program provides cadets from the opportunity to develop the strength of character and life skills necessary to become successful, responsible citizens.

Core components of the program are:
·         Responsible Citizenship
·         Academic Excellence
·         Life-Coping Skills
·         Service to Community
·         Health and Hygiene
·         Job Skills Training
·         Leadership/Followership
·         Physical Fitness

The ChalleNGe Program is a 22 week residential camp administered by the District of Columbia National Guard for at-risk youth, that is followed by a year-long mentoring relationship with a specially trained mentor from the youth's community.

The program is FREE to any struggling youth in the District that is looking for a way to change his/her life. For more information, visit http://www.ngycp.org/state/dc/ or call the ChalleNGe at 202-685-8899.

Free Legal Program: Just the Beginning Institute

WhatThe JTBF Summer Legal Institute is an exciting five-day program designed to introduce high school students to the legal system, expose them to careers in the law, and provide them with
practical tools for achieving their educational goals. Students work with judges, lawyers and law
students on legal reasoning, case analysis, writing, negotiation and oral argument exercises. In
addition, students and their parents/guardians/mentors receive college preparatory advice on
topics such as preparing for standardized tests, completing applications and securing financial

When: June 17-21

How much: Free!

Who can apply: 9th-11th graders

When is the application due: May 13th, but  the program has rolling admissions, so apply early! Here is the application: http://www.jtbf.org/clientuploads/2013%20SLI%20Applications/2013%20Summer%20Legal%20Institute%20DC%20Application.pdf

Questions? Stop by the Programs Office in Room 210. 

Crump Law Camp

Are you interested in the Law? Want to be a lawyer? Or do you want to spend the a week on a college campus? Check out the National Bar Review's Crump Law Camp held at Howard University from July 7-20th.

Law Camp participants must be at least 14 years of age by the first day of the Law Camp and must not be more than 17 years of age. Participants must be entering the 9th through 11th grades. In addition to a completed application, applicants must submit a one page hand-written (not typed) letter explaining why they would like to participate in the Law Camp; one letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, minister, or any individual who can attest to the character of the applicant; and a copy of the applicant’s last Report Card or Progress Report.

Crump Law CampTuition and Fees
Tuition for the Law Camp varies depending upon family income and the number of exemptions as defined by IRS regulations.

Application Deadline - March 15, 2013

Want to apply? Check out the application https://nbaprogramming.wufoo.com/forms/2013-nba-crump-law-camp-application/

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

YES! Youth Engagement Through Science

Youth Engagement through Science (YES!) is a summer internship and fall college
preparatory program that aims to inspire the next generation of scientists.
Washington, DC area high school students, most from communities traditionally
underrepresented in science careers, participate in the program at the National
Museum of Natural History (NMNH) and the National Zoo.

Program Structure
  • Summer: Internship, 6 weeks, Monday – Friday, late June to early August
  • Fall: College preparatory, 10 weeks, Saturdays, late September to early November
  • Students have partnered in the past with mentors from NMNH & National Zoo in: Paleobiology • Entomology • Botany • Invertebrate Zoology • Vertebrate Zoology  Insect Zoo/Butterfly Pavilion • Smithsonian Libraries • Asia Trail • Lions & Tigers  Small Mammals • Reptile House • Amazonia
  • Students gain experience communicating science in exhibits and other learning venues.
  • Students take field trips to other different Smithsonian Institution research centers throughout the area.
For more information, email: yesprogram@si.edu or visit our website:
http://www.mnh.si.edu, search keyword: YES Program

Or Stop by the Programs Office, Room 210.

iD Tech Summer Camps!

Imagine making your own video game, coding your own iPhone® app, building your own website or editing your own movie—gaining skills that are both fundamental and FUN. Anybody can do it. It’s your time.

Find out what's new at our award-winning technology programs at top universities. Gain essential skills that last long after summer camp ends! iD Tech Camps offer Weeklong Summer Tech Camps for ages 7-17 and 2-Week Intensive Teen Academies for ages 13-18.

These summer programs include:
Game Design
Web Design
Sports & Tech Camps

Check out all the course offerings here: http://www.internaldrive.com/courses-programs/

The application is due soon so stop by Mr. Corcoran's office in room 006 for more information.

iD is dedicated to equal opportunity education. iD awards limited tuition assistance based on financial need. Limited aid is available. An application is not a guarantee of tuition assistance. The application process opens March 1, 2013. All applications must be received by April 30, 2013. Awards are granted in May 2013 and the selected applicants are notified directly. The selected applicants must redeem their Camp Voucher by June 1, 2013.

SYEP 3013

The 2013 DC Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) application is now open! Go to: SYEP Application to sign up. You'll need your social security number and an email address to sign up.

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is a locally funded initiative sponsored by the Department of Employment Services (DOES) that provides District youth ages 14 to 21 with enriching and constructive summer work experiences through subsidized placements in the private and government sectors.

Through SYEP, we strive to provide young people with the opportunity to:
• Earn money and gain meaningful work experience;
• Learn and develop the skills, attitudes, and commitment necessary to succeed in today’s world of work;
• Gain exposure to various exciting career industries; and
• Interact with dynamic working professionals
in a positive work environment.

Though SYEP is a short-term employment and training program, our goal is to introduce our youth to employer
s who will positively impact their futures. Employers in the Washington, DC metropolitan area make this annual program possible by volunteering to serve as Host Employers and providing structured job opportunities for youth during the summer


Coca-Cola Leadership Program 2013

Since 1997, the Coca-Cola Pre-College Program at the Leadership Center at Morehouse College, the first of its kind at a historically black college and university (HCBU), has been a beacon in providing leadership training to high school students and college pre-freshmen. precollegeFor seven days each summer, students from high schools across the United States are introduced to the traits, skills and behaviors necessary for effective 21st century leadership. Each day the program accentuates a leadership principle: love, integrity, courage, wisdom and hope.
The curriculum is focused on personal and interpersonal leadership skills emphasizing the development of character, civility and community. Training sessions are highly interactive and diverse, including lectures, workshops, rituals, journaling and outdoor leadership focused activities. During the week long experience, each day accentuates a leadership principle (love, integrity, courage, wisdom, and hope), and the curriculum builds personal and interpersonal leadership skills using indoor and outdoor group activities: from Tai Chi, a ropes team-building course and historical tours, to rituals and ceremonies such as truth-telling sessions, mask-making, and a "Cave of the Heart Ritual‚" derived from Plato's Allegory of the Cave. The activities emphasize self-awareness as a basis for better understanding of ethical leadership practices in the 21st century. For many, the experience is life altering.

Pre-College Coca-Cola Leadership Program

Who Should Apply?
  • Male students completing their sophomore or junior year of high school by June 2013 and students completing their senior year in high school who have applied for admission to Morehouse College for Fall 2013.
  • Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) at the time their applications are received, be self-disciplined and have an interest in leadership.

Email kboehle-silva@tmapchs.org for more information or to apply. 

APPLICATION DUE: February 17th

The purpose of this blog is to provide Thurgood Marshall Academy students with up to date information on exciting summer opportunities for 2012. While the summer might seem a years away, a lot of application deadlines are coming up and it is important to stay on top of them! If you have any questions please contactMr. Corcoran at acorcoran@tmapchs.org or 202-563-5946 x171.