Opportunities & Summer Programs


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    Cale Driving Academy

    The program helps low income individuals in Pinellas County meet DMV requirements and complete a comprehensive driver’s education and training course in order to obtain a Florida driver’s license.

    Who is eligible?

    • Low income teens
    • Young adults between 15-25 years old

    Program Overview

    • 4-Hour Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education Course (TLSAE/DATE) in class, online or onsite group class available (Required to get permit)
    • Instructor-led Driver’s Education 30-hour class at our Clearwater or St. Petersburg facility. We also offer onsite classes in Pinellas County.
    • Four, 1.5 hour one-on-one driving lessons in our state-licensed driver training vehicle
    • Road test in a Suncoast Safety Council vehicle
    • Reminder that Student Services Department staff will need to give students a referral to this program

    FLYER:  Cale Driving Academy

    Keys to Independence Academy

    A state funded program that covers the costs associated with driver’s education and fees related to getting a Florida Driver’s License as well as motor vehicle insurance.

    Who is eligible?

    • In foster care, such as group home, residing with a relative/caregiver, etc
    • Between ages 15-21
    • Meet DMV requirements for application of a Florida Learner’s Permit or Driver’s License
    • Have approval of the appropriate caregiver

    Program Overview

    • 4-Hour Traffic Law & Substance Abuse Education Course (TLSAE/DATE) in class, online or onsite group class available
    • Instructor-led Driver’s Education 30-hour class at our Clearwater or St. Petersburg facility. We also offer onsite classes in Pinellas County.
    • Four, 1.5 hour one-on-one driving lessons in our state-licensed driver training vehicle
    • Road test in a Suncoast Safety Council vehicle

    FLYER:  Keys to Independence

    WEBSITE:  www.keystoindependencefl.org

    Belleair Towers Senior Living Community (volunteering)

    With the holiday season quickly approaching, Belleair Towers is reaching out in hopes of enlisting students to get involved with their senior community. COVID has only added to seniors' difficulty in enjoying activities and events, and they would love to have some youthful, joyous attitude around their community. If you are interested in helping out, contact:

    Ryan Fean
    REC Regional Connector| A Holiday Retirement Community

    1100 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Clearwater, FL 33756
    727-581-6540 office | ryan.fean@holidaytouch.com


    Clothes to Kids, Inc. (volunteering)

    Clothes to Kids, Inc. is a local Non-Profit organization whose mission is to provide new and quality used clothing to low-income or in crisis school-aged children, free of charge. They are looking for High School students who still need Volunteer Hours to help kids in our community. Students will only perform helpful tasks that comply with CDC guidelines. Please encourage your students who still need their hours to reach out to this amazing organization who is benefitting our community in more ways than one. (Or if your students are in need of clothes and may benefit from this organization, they are there to help as well!)

    WEBSITE:  https://clothestokids.org/

    Freedom Square of Seminole (employment)

    Need a Part Time job while going to school?

    Hiring: Servers and Dietary Aides


    We have 8 dining rooms in this Continued Care Retirement Community

    Server/Dietary Work Schedules are:

    6:30 a.m. – 10:00 am

    10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    6:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Servers: Independent Living and Assisted Living

    Dietary Aides for Health Care centers: Long term care, short term rehab

    Stop by the Human Resource Office

    7800 Liberty Lane, Seminole, FL 33772

    For more Information call:  727.398.0177

    WEBSITE:  https://freedomsquarefl.com/

    Goodwill Industries-Suncoast Junior Ambassadors of Goodwill (volunteering)

    Goodwill-Suncoast Volunteer Services was not immune from the effects of the Covid-19 related shut down last Spring and Summer leading to the cancellation of our weekend and summer programs until further notice.  Recognizing the continued need and desire for community service among our high school community members, I am pleased to announce the introduction of the newest community service offering from Goodwill Industries-Suncoast Junior Ambassadors of Goodwill programs, J.A.G. Virtual.

    The J.A.G. Virtual program allows middle and high school students aged 14 and up the opportunity to earn up to 22 hours of community service for Florida Bright Futures Scholarship consideration or for whatever service requirement they may have.  This home-based program provides student volunteers the flexibility to perform service in a safe and meaningful way on their own with the support of Goodwill-Suncoast’s Volunteer Service Department personnel.

    For more information, follow this link about this free opportunity: https://goodwill-suncoast.org/high-school-student-volunteers/

    Once there, click the J.A.G. Virtual logo to access a copy of the J.A.G Virtual Handbook and a link to register for the program that begins January 4, 2021. The program will run in two-month sessions for six sessions per year.  Students are welcome to sign up for multiple sessions. The Virtual program follows in the tradition of our in-person J.A.G. Summer and Weekend programs that you and your students have come to know.

    After reviewing the student handbook and information on our website, please let me know if you have questions.  Contact me at James.Hampton@goodwill-suncoast.com or on my direct office line at 727-440-7912 between the hours of 8 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. 

    Building upon the success of the J.A.G. Summer and J.A.G. Weekend programs and as we wait for a safe return to in-person service for middle and high school students, we look forward to seeing similar success with J.A.G. Virtual. Goodwill-Suncoast is pleased to be part of helping your students satisfy their service needs and desires and to sharing all the good things Goodwill does for our community.

    WEBSITE:  https://goodwill-suncoast.org/high-school-student-volunteers/

    Jump for Kids Car Wash Fundraiser (volunteering)

    Jump for Kids is a Pinellas County School vendor who provides personal training mentoring to over 500 kids in the Pinellas County school system. All the money raised at the car wash will be used for this program.

    High schoolers can earn Bright Future volunteers hours by completing the appropriate Bright Futures proposal form.

    Two shifts: 9am - Noon and Noon to 3pm
    We will provide water and lunch.
    All social distancing precautions and safety will be taken.

    Location: Sunshine Auto Detailing
    1601 4th St. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704
    (Next to Bob Lee’s Car Company)
    Email Jeff@JFKFL.org or text 727-512-5679

    Mathnasium of Largo (employment)

    Mathnasium is looking to hire current HS Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors who are excellent in math. They are extremely flexible with hours and will work around students' school and sport obligations. They do require a math employment test.

    This is a great job for college applications and very rewarding to make a difference in the lives of children. We love what we do at Mathnasium, and our HS instructors are always loved and valued by students and parents. It is also a position they continue when they go to college because there are Mathnasium's all over the country!

    If interested, contact:

    Melissa Spicer

    Center Director

    Mathnasium of Largo

    10500 Ulmerton Road, Suite 376

    Largo, FL 33771

    Phone: 727-433-8219

    Email:  largofl@mathnasium.com

    FLYER:  https://www.pcsb.org/cms/lib/FL01903687/Centricity/Domain/2893/instructor hiring flyer.pdf

    WEBSITE:  http://mathnasium.com/largo


    OneBlood High School Hero

    We know going back to school this fall looked a little different than usual. And we know nothing about this school year will be typical, including hosting blood drives with OneBlood. Although we are excited for things to go back to normal — and we can’t wait to bring our Big Red Bus back to your school — we understand that you aren’t
    able to hold a blood drive yet this year.

    Because of this, we have created a brand-new program so we can continue to contribute to educational scholarships for our community’s students, and encourage our young people to make lifesaving blood donations. Through OneBlood’s High School Hero Program, your students have the opportunity to donate at any OneBlood
    donor center location or Big Red Bus and have that donation count toward a scholarship for your school.* The program runs October 1 through December 31, 2020, and is open to students ages 16-19 years of age. Plus, we want to reward your students for continuing their commitment to saving lives! When your students donate, each
    of their donations will not only contribute $10 toward your high school’s Education Assistance and Scholarship Program, but each student will also earn a $10 eGift Card!

    WEBSITE:  https://www.oneblood.org/

    Osceola Fundamental HS Food Services (volunteering)

    Food services is in need of volunteers to hand out meals to families. We are doing this every Thursday 5:00-7:00pm at Osceola Middle School.

    High School Students have to register online in the PCS Volunteer System: https://asd.pcsb.org/schoolwiresforms/volunteer/

    Contact the cafeteria manager, Ms. Dru Lang, for more information:



    VolunteerMatch (volunteering)

    We believe everyone should have the chance to make a difference. That's why we make it easy for good people and good causes to connect. We've connected millions of people with a great place to volunteer and helped tens of thousands of organizations better leverage volunteers to create real impact.

    WEBSITE:  https://www.volunteermatch.org

    We Rock the Spectrum Clearwater (volunteering)

    We Rock The Spectrum Clearwater is a full inclusion children sensory gym with equipment specialized to aid children with autism and sensory processing disorder. When Pinellas County Schools are out of session we host camp from 9am-3:30pm and volunteers work directly with our campers on arts and crafts, independent play time in the gym and assisting with any other activities we planned that day. We also offer volunteer opportunities on the weekends when we have special events or children's birthday parties. Students who are interested can contact us directly.

    PHONE:  (727) 240-1785

    WEBSITE:  www.werockthespectrumclearwater.com


    (keep checking back throughout the year)

    Bank of America Student Leaders

    The Bank of America Charitable Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2021 Student Leaders® program. We will be selecting four local high school students to represent Tampa Bay in 2021.

    About the Student Leaders Program:

    Since 2005 the Bank of America Student Leaders Program has recognized more than 3,000 exemplary high school juniors and seniors who have a passion for improving their communities. The program helps students gain a greater understanding of how nonprofits create impact in the community and helps develop them as the next generation of community leaders through two components:

    • A summer eight-week paid internship with a nonprofit organization selected by the bank. This internship is designed to provide opportunities for the students to develop and apply leadership skills through hands-on work experience, while raising their awareness of community issues addressed by their Host Organization.
    • A week-long, all-expense paid Student Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. from July 12-17, 2021. Conducted in partnership with the Close Up Foundation, the Summit introduces students to aspects of civic, social and business leadership and provides them with knowledge and skills they will use throughout their life to create positive community change.

    (The in-person internship and summit will be in line with local and national guidelines around gatherings and travel and may be subject to change.)

    DEADLINE:  January 29, 2021. There will be no deadline extensions.

    WEBSITE:  www.bankofamerica.com/studentleaders

    Boston Leadership Institute 

    The early application period for our competitive admissions summer research programs is now in progress.

    Now is a great time for students to begin planning for strength-building summers. Programs for Summer 2021 focus on a variety of advanced and cutting edge topics. 

    The Boston Leadership Institute is now accepting applications for summer 2021 STEM programs designed for high-achieving high school students. Participants engage in experimental research with faculty experts in cutting-edge areas of science. Programs are offered in fields that generate high demand STEM careers.
    Programs provide:

    • Hands-on, in-depth research experience that can be included in college admissions essays
    • Research skills that afford students an edge in obtaining internships and research positions
    • A platform to explore potential college majors and careers
    • An opportunity for students to demonstrate initiative, drive, and mastery of upper level STEM subject matter
    • A guarantee to participate in award-winning programs rain or shine – we will run live or remote.




    Biological Research

    Neuroscience & Neurosurgery

    Engineering Research

    Chemistry Research

    Biomedical & Surgical Research

    Biomedical Engineering

    Mars Mission

    Oncology Research

    Applied Physics and Engineering

    Biotech and Pharma Research

    Emergency Medicine

    Electronics and Robotics

    Forensic Science

    Epidemics & Contagion


    Marine Biology

    Genetics & Clinical Trials

    STEM Entrepreneurship


    Emergency Medicine



    Veterinary Medicine





    WEBSITE:  https://www.bostonleadershipinstitute.com/

    Carnegie Mellon Pre-College

    After strong consideration, we have decided that due to the COVID-19 pandemic we will not offer in-person instruction nor the residential experience for our 2021 Pre-College program. This change will allow us to offer quality remote programming that is safe for both students and instructors, as well as give us the time to properly transition all of our program offerings to the new modality.

    While our programs will not be offered in-person, we are confident in our ability to offer a robust remote academic and student experience. Last summer, we were able to offer 5 of our 12 programs and succeeded in bringing the Carnegie Mellon experience to students through the following ways:

    • Students participated in weekly all Pre-College program virtual assemblies geared towards raising student enthusiasm and participation.
    • Students were placed into social cohorts so that they could get to know their peers from different locations, academic programs, personal interests, and to check-in with staff about how their experience was unfolding.
    • Students and parents participated in a webinar hosted by our Office of Undergraduate Admission Office focused on the general undergraduate admission process and specific to Carnegie Mellon University.  In addition, they had the opportunity to participate in a career focused webinar with professionals who shared their perspectives on their field of study and chosen career path.

    We intend to build upon these virtual offerings to assure a meaningful student experience from the safety and comfort of their own homes.

    Remote Instruction Requirements:

    In order to be eligible to participate in our remote learning programs, Carnegie Mellon Pre-College students must meet the following requirements:

    • Maintain access to a computer with reliable broadband internet
    • Participate from a U.S. location and/or its territories – students must be physically located in the United States and/or its territories at all times when accessing program courses

    Please visit our Academic Programs page to view our updated program descriptions.

    WEBSITE:  https://www.cmu.edu/pre-college/academic-programs/index.html

    Gettysburg College Virtual Summer Academic Camps

    Gettysburg College is excited to offer several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend virtual academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, history, and creative writing. Please find information to share with your students about our academic camps below:

    • Virtual Camp PsychCampers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the field.
    • Civil War Era Studies Virtual CampCampers will get to enjoy historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania while studying American Civil War History through unique learning experiences. Students will explore the circumstances leading to the war, investigate significant battles during the war, and explore the condition of the United States after the war.
    • Young Writers Virtual WorkshopStudents gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen.

    WEBSITE:  https://www.gettysburg.edu/offices/conference-event-services/summer-programs

    Illinois Tech Pre-College Programs

    Enrich your summer experience by exploring our Pre-College programs in Computing and Technology. This summer, Illinois is offering several online programs for high school students who are interested in learning more about information technology, computing, and next-generation technologies. Check out our program selection, and prepare to discover with us at Illinois Tech—Chicago’s only tech-focused university—this summer.

    WEBSITE:  https://www.iit.edu/academics/pre-college-programs/summer

    NYU Precollege

    NYU Precollege offers highschoolers the opportunity to experience life as an NYU student, earn college credits toward a future degree, and immerse themselves in the dynamic, global community that is New York University. 

    Take undergraduate courses in a wide range of academic subjects taught by NYU's world class faculty. Explore a possible future major or discover a new academic interest, all while engaging with NYU classmates from around the world. 

    WEBSITE:  http://www.nyu.edu/admissions/high-school-programs/precollege.html

    Stevens Institute of Technology Pre-College

    All of our programs are carefully designed by our faculty to be creative, project-driven, hands-on immersions that give you not just real college experience, but real world experience too. By night you’ll live in the dorms, by day you’ll visit major corporations, work on a tangible project and learn alongside experts. You can choose to participate in more than one program during the summer, as long as the program dates don’t overlap.

    WEBSITE:  https://www.stevens.edu/admissions/pre-college-programs/available-pre-college-programs

    University of Miami Summer Scholars Program

    The University of Miami Summer Scholars Program (SSP) provides an exciting opportunity for current high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to explore their academic passions while diving into the college experience.

    Many high school students are unclear about which colleges to apply to, let alone what major to pursue. Choosing a pre-college summer program, like the Summer Scholars Program, allows students to sort through possible majors, colleges, and career opportunities. The program offers two options, the three-week, credit-bearing program, and the two-week, non-credit UM Academies. Both options enable students to concentrate on the subject area they are most interested in and develop friendships with other high-achieving high school students worldwide.

    WEBSITE:  https://ssp.dcie.miami.edu/emails/guidance-counselors/index.html

    University of Pennsylvania, Penn Summer High School Programs

    Penn Summer High School Programs welcome bright and ambitious high school students who want to experience Ivy League academics with leading faculty and stand out on college applications. With program options available for 2-, 3- or 6-week programs, high school students from around the world can experience summer with Penn.

    • Penn Summer Prep: Experience university level-academics in the 2-week, non-credit program
    • Penn Summer Academies: Dive deep into academic study for 3 intensive weeks in one of the non-credit academies
    • Pre-College Program: Take 6-week for-credit summer courses alongside Penn undergraduates

    Learn more about High School Programs 

    Applications are now open, and the deadline for 2021 applications is May 1. Programs fill up quickly; it's not too early to encourage your outstanding students to explore our program options and get in touch with our team! 

    WEBSITE:  www.upenn.edu/summer

    US Naval Academy Summer Programs

    Naval Academy Summer Seminar

    The United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar is a fast-paced, six-day experience for high achievers who have completed their junior year in high school. Summer Seminar teaches students about life at the Naval Academy, where academics, athletics, and professional training play equally important roles in developing our nation's leaders. Students who are interested in pursuing an appointment to one of the nation's service academies and serving the country as an officer, are encouraged to apply for the Naval Academy's Summer Seminar. Some scholarships are available for tuition and travel on a financial-need basis. Students may inquire after selection.


    Summer STEM

    USNA Summer STEM is designed to spark and cultivate interest in the many academic disciplines which make up science, technology, engineering and mathematics. A hands-on, design-based program, Naval Academy Summer STEM will challenge students to think scientifically, problem-solve creatively, and work cooperatively in teams. Open to rising 9th, 10th and 11th graders, Summer STEM is led by USNA faculty and currently enrolled midshipmen and is a great fit for students looking to broaden their understanding of STEM study and careers. Some scholarships are available for tuition and travel on a financial-need basis. Students may inquire after selection.


    WEBSITE:  https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/index.php


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