John Carroll Young Writers
The John Carroll University Young Writers Workshop (YWW), a week-long summer camp at John Carroll University, offers in person, online, and overnight options, so students from all over the country can experience inspiring and rigorous creative writing! This year's workshop takes place from Monday, July 24 to Friday, July 28, 2023. The cost for the day-only option is $380; the residential option is $980. Early bird rates and some scholarships are available. The application deadline for the workshop is May 1, 2023.
In the JCU YWW, students in grades 8-12 participate in an immersive writing experience in the craft of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Studying with acclaimed professors, students read, engage in writing exercises, workshop their stories and poems, and experience a pre-college environment. They also compose new work, which will be published in our annual anthology.
IACAC Summer Enrichment Database - Great Resource!
Find a complete list of summer enrichment opportunities created by the Illinois Association for College Admissions Counseling here. These opportunities are provided by a variety of colleges and universities from across the country.
Exelon STEM Academy
The 2023 Exelon Foundation STEM Academy is a free, week-long program for current 10th and 11th grade girls (class of 2024 and 2025) interested in STEM that live in Northern Illinois (ComEd service territory). These young women will learn from women working in STEM and other leaders; explore sustainability, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and climate change through hands on activities; and connect with like-minded peers. The Exelon Foundation STEM Academy Chicago summer program will be held Sunday, July 9th - Friday, July 14th at the University of Illinois Chicago.
All interested students, educators, or parents are welcome to join us for an informational session. Participants will be able to ask questions, hear from STEM Academy alumnae, and learn more about the summer academy.
Informational sessions will be hosted via Zoom (click below to register):
March 3rd 4:30 pm CT to 5:15 pm CT.
Applications and additional information can be found here! Please note that the application deadline is Tuesday, April 11, 2023.
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Our popular pre-college workshops are back for Spring 2023! Designed for high school students at all grade levels, these workshops offer practical skills and knowledge to help teens along their journey of applying to college.
This March, two different online workshops are available: SAT & ACT Test Prep with best-selling author Brian Leaf, and Navigating the College Application Process, led by independent education consultant and former admissions officer Sallie Batchelor.
University of Wisconsin Badger Scholars
Learn what it is like to be a badger and gain valuable experience living and learning in a dynamic and challenging environment, all while interacting with UW–Madison faculty at a top-ranked university. You will choose one academic track to focus on during the academic day. Class sizes are kept small to allow for an engaging course and are taught by UW–Madison instructors. Need-based scholarships are available.
After class blocks are over, you will participate in a series of college preparatory workshops, designed to help you become familiar with the college application process and college life.