ACE Mentor Program Students, are you interested in a career in Architecture, Construction Management, or Engineering? If so, you may want to consider participating the the ACE Mentor Program offered to WCPSS high school students. Students may sign up each fall.
The ACE mentor program is a national program that is open to any high school student who has the curiosity and drive to learn about a career in design and construction — from contracting and engineering to architecture and landscaping. Led by mentors. Driven by you. As a participant, you’ll join a team of other students led by adult mentors who are practicing industry professionals. ACE isn’t about merely describing specific professions, it’s about immersing you in the profession by engaging you in actual building projects. These can range from new schools and mixed-use developments to amphitheaters and temporary housing for movie stars on location.
What to expect. You’ll visit professional offices, job sites and other relevant locations. You’ll discuss the same issues, and perform the same tasks, as if you worked in the industry. ACE gives you a practical hands-on view of how abstract concepts get transformed into the buildings that make up our everyday reality. To read about the program and register check out this website: www.acementor.org Get a sneak peek of the program by watching this video: vimeo.com/272244502
Registration occurs in the fall of each year. On the website site select “Student.” If you want to register, click “New Student Registration” under the student section. Students need to sign up in advance of the interest meeting held each fall by going to the ACE web site, www.acementor.org. Click on "Student", then click on "New Student Registration". The ACE mentor program meets throughout the Fall and Spring semesters every other Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at sites throughout Wake County. You must be prepared to attend all sessions to participate, and you must provide your own transportation. This program is not affiliated with WCPSS, the information is provided as a courtesy to students.
ChickTech For females in grades 9-12 interested in a STEM career. Free year long program with monthly workshops around different careers, technologies, and companies. A fun positive learning experience with the opportunity to meet other young women from the RDU area and create a positive association with technology creation. Activities include: App Development, Building a Robot, Engineer for a Day, Video Production & more! Students must be nominated for this program. If you are interested in learning more about this program, see Mrs. Beaster in the media center!
Cisco High School STEAM Externship Program is a comprehensive, unpaid summer externship designed to give current high school juniors and seniors an introduction to STEAM careers at Cisco. Students will be immersed in Cisco's history, culture, and world of work as full-fledged externs in 1 of our Cisco campus locations in Lawrenceville, Georgia; Research Triangle Park, North Carolina; or Rosemont, Illinois.
Current high school juniors and seniors
Minimum 3.5 GPA
Demonstrable interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math
Ability to commute Mon-Thurs to and from your externship campus location.
North Carolina Conservation Corps The NC Youth Conservation Corps (NCYCC) accepts applications from youth ages 16 to 24 for summer crews. As a NCYCC Corps Member, you will build and improve hiking trails, parks, recreational facilities and wildlife habitat, make a difference in people's lives, and have the experience of a lifetime. Crew members earn $9.60 an hour and may be eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award.
Seven week and three week "spike" crews are being offered. Spike crews are small groups of eight participants who live in tents in a camp setting and work outdoors under the close supervision of highly trained leaders. The application deadline is TBD.
Youth In Government Advisory Board The Town of Wake Forest is seeking high school students (rising 9–12 grades) to apply to serve on the Youth in Government (YIG) Advisory Board for the 2018-2019 school year. Rising 9th graders may apply. The purpose of the youth advisory board is to learn leadership skills, gain knowledge of how local government operates and serve in a advisory capacity. The YGAB advises the Board of Commissioners on issues of interest to area youth. Board members also learn leadership skills, gain knowledge of how local government operates and volunteer during Town-sponsored events. The appointments are for the duration of their high school years or graduation whichever comes first. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, April 30, 2018. Forms are listed under Resources on the town’s website under the Advisory Boards – Youth in Government webpage - http://www.wakeforestnc.gov/government-youthadvisoryboard.aspx. The application AND recommendations can be submitted online.
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day NC Dept. of Transportation April 30, 2018 NC Division of Emergency Management 9:00AM - 1:00PM Open to 10-12th grade girls. Space is limited. You must register and provide your own transportation. Registration Deadline is April 20, 2018 at 4:00pm. See link to register: www.surveymonkey.com/r/IGE18
WRAL Explorer Post 5 WRAL Explorer Post 5 offers members the opportunity to learn all aspects of television broadcasting, from reporting and anchoring to producing newscasts and shooting local productions. Members will hear and learn from award-winning professionals at WRAL through clinics and workshops as well as get hands-on experience by participating in our “job shadowing” program. Post 5 members will leave the program with real-world skills, and we hope they will continue to pursue the field of broadcasting in college and provide WRAL with a powerful recruiting program for future employees.
Triangle Youth Leadership Services - January 2018 Triangle Youth Leadership Services holds a two day leadership conference will be held on January 26-27, 2018. This conference is led by NCSU Park Scholars - a very elite student group at NCSU.
Here is an overview of the conference from the TYL website: "We bring students across the state together to engage challenges facing North Carolina communities. For several years, we’ve paired dozens of student volunteers at North Carolina State University with hundreds of high school students from across the state in annual conferences. Our two-day curriculum places participants in teams to problem-solve real-life community challenges through a design-thinking lens informed by workshops and speakers trained to hone their creative potential. At the end of the event, they deliver a concrete solution that they, even as high school students, can pursue."
NC Youth Legislative Assembly - April 2018 On April 6-8, 2018 the Legislative Services Offices under the NC General Assembly will host the annual Youth Legislative Assembly (YLA).
"The YLA teaches high school students about the laws governing North Carolina’s citizens as well as the lawmaking process. Students draft, debate and vote on mock legislative bills while developing skills in research, interviewing, group facilitation and policy writing. As the bills are debated, the students get a chance to practice communicating their ideas, opinions and experiences in a team-building environment. At the conclusion of the three-day program, the participants have a better understanding of the lawmaking process as well as enhanced written and oral communication skills."
Students must apply and be accepted in order to attend. 9th-12 graders can apply at this link http://www.ncleg.net/ncgainfo/YLA.html no later than December 11, 2017. This activity is not associated with WCPSS, and is provided as a courtesy to students.
Bank of America Student Leaders - Summer 2018 On the Bank of America Website they provide the following information: "Every year, through our Student Leaders program we help connect 225 community-minded high school juniors and seniors to employment, skills development and service. They’re awarded paid summer internships with local nonprofits such as Habitat for Humanity and Boys and Girls Clubs of America and participate in a national leadership summit in Washington, D.C. Student Leaders is part of our ongoing commitment to preparing young people for a brighter future. If you or someone you know have a passion for improving the community, click here to learn more about our eligibility criteria. We will be accepting applications for the 2018 program from 10/30/17- 02/02/18." Students selected to participate in the Student Leaders Program must commit to working 8 weeks/35 hours a week for a non-profit during the summer of 2018. During the eighth week, students will attend an all expense paid trip to the week long "Student Leaders Summit in Washington D.C." During the Student Leaders Summit, participants will have an opportunity to connect with like minded students from across the country, meet with elected officials in Washington, and network with key individuals from Bank of America. The Student Leaders Summit will be held July 8-13, 2018.
Martha Guy Summer Institute for Future Business Leaders (MGSI) - Summer 2018 "The Martha Guy Summer Institute for future business leaders was created to give North Carolina high school students interested in pursuing a college degree in business a premier summer experience exploring the different disciplines within business, exposing them to regional business leaders and developing leadership and professional behavior skills needed to be successful in the business realm." It is an excellent leadership opportunity for those who have completed their junior year of high school. Applications are due during the winter of the junior year (check the website below for specific dates) Please click on the link below to learn more about this opportunity: http://marthaguy.appstate.edu/ The deadline for summer 2018 applications is February 28, 2018. This program is not affiliated with WCPSS, the information is provided as a courtesy to students. This opportunity charges tuition.
NCSU's Shelton Leadership Challenge - Summer 2018 "The Shelton Challenge is a six-day residential experience to help students expand their knowledge and skills of what it takes to be a leader. Students will participate in activities that will help them have a greater understanding for: Personal Leadership Assessment and Interpersonal Dynamics; Role of Values and Ethics in Leadership; Leadership Traits and Approaches; Teambuilding and Empowering Others; Civic and Social Responsibility; and Goal Setting." https://sheltonleadership.ncsu.edu/youth-shelton-challenge/ The application is open as of 12/1/17. Requirements of Participants:
9th to 12th grades (recent high school graduates are accepted)
GPA of 3.0 or better (If you do not meet this requirement and would like to still apply because you believe this will be a great program, please write a brief statement explaining your reasons)
This activity is not associated with WCPSS, and is provided as a courtesy to students. This opportunity charges tuition.
The North Carolina Governor's Page Program - year round, every year Since 1973, the Governor's Page Program has provided high school students an opportunity to spend a week in Raleigh learning about state government. Each week, Pages are assigned to a state government agency or office to assist employees with daily responsibilities. Pages tour several historic landmarks, including the State Capitol, the Legislative Building and the Executive Mansion. Pages also participate in service projects and have the opportunity to meet elected officials. For more information please visit the following website: http://governor.nc.gov/citizen-services/governors-page-program The Governor's Page program is not affiliated with WCPSS. Information is provided as a courtesy to students.
North Carolina General Assembly Senate and House Page Program - year round, every year North Carolina General Assembly Senate Page Program This program offers young men and women the opportunity to learn about and participate in the legislative process of our state. It is a week-long experience that allows high school students between the ages of 15 (or 14 if already in the 9th grade) and 18, to observe firsthand how our laws are made. It provides them the unique privilege of working on the Senate Chamber floor in the midst of legislative action. View this site for more information: https://www.ncga.state.nc.us/senate/senatepages North Carolina House Page Program This program offers young men and women the opportunity to learn about and participate in the legislative process of our state. It is a 4 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 on the House Chamber floor in the midst of legislative action. The Page programs run when the legislature is in session. View this site for more information: https://www.ncleg.net/house/housepagesite/ The programs above are not associated with WCPSS. The information is provided as a courtesy to students.
Tar Heel Girls' State - Each summer The purpose of Tar Heel Girls State is to provide citizenship training for rising senior high school girls; to afford them an opportunity to live together as self-governing citizens; and to inform them about the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of American citizenship in order that they may better understand and participate in the functioning of their government. For more information, please visit the following website: http://www.thgs.com/ Application process occurs each January. View http://www.thgs.com/requestanapplication.html for more information. This program is not affiliated with WCPSS, the information is provided as a courtesy to students.
Tar Heel Boys' State - Each summer Here is a description of the program from the general Boys' State brochure: "Boys' State is an intense workshop concentrating on North Carolina state government and politics. Only males who have successfully completed their junior year of high school and have at least one more semester of high school remaining are considered eligible to participate. Delegates representing all geographic areas of North Carolina participate annually in this program."
"The American Legion believes there is no better way to assure the survival of our great republic than to train our young people in the ideals and objectives of American government. By teaching the youth of our state and nation to understand and appreciate the basic principles involved in the successful management of a democratic Society, we can keep America strong and ensure freedom for future generations. Boys' State teaches that preservation of our form of government depends on intelligent, informed and loyal citizens in combination with an honest and impartial administration of government activities."
Candidates apply through a local post of the American Legion.
This program is not affiliated with WCPSS, the information is provided as a courtesy to students. Boys' State Application Boys' State General Brochure
Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership May/June - each summer - Sophomores only See your GHHS Counselor in the fall if you wish to be considered for this opportunity. Only one sophomore per high school is selected for a summer program. HOBY’s flagship program, the State Leadership Seminar (LS) is designed to help high school sophomores to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community. Students explore their own personal leadership skills while learning how to lead others and make a positive impact in their community. - See more at: http://www.hoby.org/programs/leadership-seminars/ This program is not affiliated with WCPSS, the information is provided as a courtesy to students. This opportunity charges tuition.
Note in the Pocket - Teen Board 2017-18 Note in the Pocket (NITP) is a non-profit organization in Wake County, NC that provides needed clothing to children who are identified by various schools and social service agencies in the community as impoverished or homeless and needing clothing to wear to school. We accept donations and supply all seasons of clothing year round. NITP is offering a volunteer opportunity for students in grades 9-12 to serve on the Teen Board for the 2017/18 school year. The purpose of the Teen Board is to:
Encourage students who have a passion and heart for serving to become more active in local community service
Develop community leaders
Support Note in the Pocket’s mission and program to meet the needs of Wake County students
Twenty (20) students will be selected from Wake County to serve a one-year term on the NITP Teen Board from June, 2017 – May, 2018. Teen Board members will be expected to attend regularly scheduled meetings, volunteer at NITP and participate in fundraising throughout the year, culminating in the spring with team participation in the Note in the Pocket Socks & Undie 5K Rundie. During this one year experience, students will develop and refine 21st Century Job Skills. The topics below will be offered to all Teen Board members.
“Board of Directors 101” training to develop leadership skills
Workshops on social justice and volunteering at NITP to increase their passion for community service
Fundraising to make a difference in my local community
Project management through teamwork
Basic nonprofit operations
Our hope is that the Teen Board members will carry these 21st Century skills with them in the future as they continue to serve and improve our community. Applications for 2018-19 board members will be taken in March 2018. Click here for an application: secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/z492yb0wAwbvG8IDmA_zaA