Summer Programs and Other Opportunities

Opportunities (click each for details)

Check out the CCSD Career & Technology Education page for information and opportunities. Great for students interested in Work-based Learning during the Summer.


Juniors and Seniors

Check out the attached flyer for a special summer internship program Bank of America sponsors.

Summer interns apply and are selected to work with a local non-profit organization, and their compensation comes from Bank of America.

Also, students in this program are invited for an all expense paid trip to Washington DC with other students from throughout the country.

It looks like a terrific opportunity! They have slots for 2 local students for this internship. Apply early.

Students can earn a high school credit as well by following the steps on the bottom of the Student WBL web page:



Calling All Minority Males!

The College of Charleston Otto B. German Minority Male Initiative is a unique opportunity for minority males to visit the College of Charleston for an overnight experience. Join them February 16-17, 2019 for a free experience that will empower, support and assist you as a man of color.

Throughout the course of the weekend, you will:

» Tour their beautiful campus.
» Visit college classes.
» Interact with current faculty, staff and students.
» Attend leadership workshops.
» Dine in downtown Charleston.
» Stay in CofC residence halls with current students.

MMI participants will learn how minority male students are supported at the College and make connections with admissions staff who can support them in the college search process.

Students who participate in initiatives such as this tend to achieve higher grades, be more academically and socially integrated into campus, and graduate at higher rates.

Interested? Learn more! Then, apply by February 3!

Questions? Contact Kenyatta Grimmage ( or call 843.953.7621…/eve…/minoritymaleinitiative.php


Young Global Scholars

Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) is a summer academic enrichment and leadership program for outstanding high school students from around the world. Each summer, students from over 100 countries participate in one of nine interdisciplinary sessions and immerse themselves in a global learning community.
Scholarships are available.

Application deadline is Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 11:59pm EST.


Transition Fair

College of Charleston - North Campus
3800 Paramount Dr.
Feb 23, 2019
Employers, Information, & Resources will be available to help prepare for successful post-secondary outcomes.
Students should be dressed for Success
Open to all Charleston Area families

6th Annual Dream Girls Conference

Saturday, March 30, 9am-4pm

The mission of the Dream Girls Conference is to empower middle and high school girls by equipping them with strategies and resources to help them make wise decisions; thus, enhancing their mental, social, spiritual, physical and emotional well-being. The Dream Girls Conference is hosted annually by Youth Empowerment Services, Inc. (Y.E.S.).

Furman University

Riley Institute's Emerging Public Leaders (EPL)

Service oriented leadership program for current high school juniors.
June 16-21, 2019

Students learn to lead in diverse settings, engage in the community, analyze critical issues, lead ethically, communicate effectively, and plan a community service project.
FREE to all students selected to participate
Application deadline - April 5, 2019…/emerging…/emerging-public-leaders


IT site for girls in computing
IT-oLogy supports women in IT through their WISE program and also as the South Carolina affiliate for NCWIT Aspirations in Computing awards
Aspirations is a program of NCWIT and I would encourage you to check out their website as there is a lot of research and information available.


Junior Counselor Leadership Program

Charleston County Parks and Recreation
Ages 13-16
Provides teens with unique opportunities for service and learning in a fun atmosphere.

Online application, interview, and commitment of minimum of 2 consecutive weeks of scheduled camp sessions.

Mandatory orientation is scheduled for 4:00-6:30pm, May 15 on James Island County Park or May 16 at Palmetto Islands County Park.

Apply online:
April 12, 2019

Pre-University Program Final Deadline: June 14, 2019

Junior Art Intensive July 15-26, 2019 ****

Shannon’s Hope Camp

Shannon’s Hope Camp continues to be a transformative & fun overnight
camp for children and youth, ages 6-15, who have experienced the death of a loved one.

Summer Dance Intensive

Desales University July 22-August 2, 2019 Professional Dance Training for Ages 14 and Up More info online