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MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT OPPORTUNITIESPrograms highlighted in yellow are Intrinsic partners.
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PROGRAMOVERVIEWWHO IT'S FORDATESCOSTSCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE?APPLICATION DEADLINEWEBSITE
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IIT STEM Summer CoursesSummer courses at Illinois Institute of TechnologyPre-college students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematicsVary$500-$1000YEShttps://admissions.iit.edu/summer/middle-and-high-school-students
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Loyola SEaL ProgramAn intensive 3-week one-credit academic and social enrichment program for rising high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors in four key knowledge areas: Math, Science, Reading, and Writing.mid-performing high school students identified as low-income, first-generation, and/or students of color.Monday, June 26, 2017 – July 14, 2017$25NoNominations due 2/17. Applications due 3/10.http://www.luc.edu/summerscholars/sealprogram/
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Shedd Aquarium Summer ProgramsStudents interested in learning about local ecosystems.Students ages 14+June, July$1,100+YES2/24http://www.sheddaquarium.org/Learning-Experiences/Teen-Programs/
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MarwenTake a FREE visual art class this summer! You must be under-served and unable to pay for art classes elsewhere
You must be able to work independently for up to three hours.
VariesFREERollinghttps://marwen.org/students/learn-at-marwen/new-students
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Project SYNCERESTEM career explorationStrong academic standing, interest in STEMJune 26-August 4$275/weekYESRollinghttp://www.projectsyncere.org/inner.asp?ItemID=25
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SheCrewA summer program to help young women express themselves through writing and theater.Girls ages 12-14June 27-August 6th, Tuesdays-FridaysFREEASAPhttp://www.shecrew.org/apply-for-she-crew-2014
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Chicago Freedom SchoolProvides training and education opportunities for youth and adult allies to develop leadership skills through the lens of civic action and through the study of the history of social movements and their leaders.Young people ages 14-17 who identify as Black, Latina/o, Asian, Middle Eastern, Indigenous, mixed-race, and/or people of colorJuly 10th to December 16, 2017FREETBDhttp://chicagofreedomschool.org/freedom-fellowship/
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Young Chicago AuthorsAn introduction to and immersion in a vibrant literary community that transcends cultural and socio-economic boundaries.Students who want to use language to express themselvs and better their communityOngoing (Saturday workshops and summer programs)FREEOngoing - Sign up!http://youngchicagoauthors.org/programs
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Dream BIG Camp CounselorDevelop leadership skills and help younger students in the preforming artsStudents age 12+ interested in working with younger kidsVary (June-August)VolunteerN/Ahttp://www.dreambigperformingarts.com/camps/jr-camp-counselor-training/
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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars ProgramOffers talented middle school students a chance to receive the most comprehensive pre-college support and scholarship funding in the country.High achieving 7th grade students (no Cs)Ongoing (activities during summer and school year until HS graduation)FREE4/5http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/young-scholars/
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STEP Program at Calvin CollegeDuring the S.T.E.P. program, students experience two days of college explorations as they choose to stay on campus overnight or come back the next day, visit a college class, have fun with our exploration sessions, and attend workshops related to college readiness and academic success.MS students interested in learning more about college April 21-23$40NOMarch 23https://calvin.edu/offices-services/pre-college-programs/programs/step/
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Upward BoundThe University of Chicago’s Upward Bound is designed for low income first generation students who want to prepare for a successful education and career by expanding their educational experiences beyond the school classroom.
Low-income first generation students (parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university) interested in learning more about college and careerOngoingFREEhttp://osp-cp.uchicago.edu/page/upward-bound
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