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Enrichment Opportunities

Hello students and families! Stay tuned for Enrichment updates this year! 
These opportunities will include: 
  • Internships 
  • Research opportunities 
  • Week-long summer programs at colleges 
  • After School Matters 
...and many more! Reach out to your counselor with questions! 

Enrichment Opportunities 

Early College Dual Enrollment with City Colleges

  • Spring 2022 16-week semester begins January 18, 2022, register by January 11, 2022.

  • Spring 2022 12-week semester begins February 14, 2022,  register by February 7, 2022.


Cradles to Crayons Teen Leadership Corps

 Teen Leadership Corps is an opportunity for students in grades 9-12 to gain leadership skills through in-person service-learning projects, and then put those skills into practice by engaging their communities in product collections and by raising awareness about the need for and work of Cradles to Crayons. Our upcoming winter/spring session will run from January 22nd through May 14th at our Giving Factory, 4141 West George Street. 


The application deadline is 11:59 PM on December 8th.


Mikva Challenge Citywide Youth Council

We are excited to announce that Mikva's application to join our Citywide Youth Councils is open! We are seeking youth who are passionate about making change in their community and who want to make their voices heard by working with a team to create and propose solutions for top issues to key decision-makers in city government. Please share this application link:

Summer Leadership Academy with Mercy College School of Business

For High School Juniors (Rising Seniors):

The Mercy College Business Honors Program is hosting a Summer Leadership Academy in July 2022 for high achieving Juniors/Rising Seniors (graduating 2023).


There are THREE separate week-long experiences – CHOOSE ONE!


If you know students who might want a program that allows them a live-in, week-long college experience


July 17th-24th 2022
Application Due Feb 15th 
ProCSI (Promoting the Computational Science Initiative, pronounced "proxy"), is an annual, week-long residential program that is offered, free of charge, on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. ProCSI participants attend lectures on a range of engineering-related topics, go on tours of the campus, and experience campus life during this fun-filled week. Students will be provided with meals at a university dining hall and reside in the dorms, both at no cost.

After School Matters

Apprenticeships, internships, and assistantships! 

Chicago Teen Mentors 

Are you looking for a flexible and fun way to volunteer online this school year? Sign up to tutor with Chicago Teen Mentors! We offer free Zoom tutoring to CPS 3rd to 10th graders! All tutors will receive volunteer service hours. 

Anti-Cruelty Society Fall Programs 

After School Crafting Club (virtual) 

After School Advocates 

Teens Who Care 

Drop-In Certifications at YouMedia

  • Stream On: Live Stream Certification, Mondays 
  • DSLR Camera and Photography Certification, Tuesdays 
  • Recording Studio Certification, Wednesdays 
  • Stitch Sesh: Sewing Machine Certification, Thursdays 

Yale Young Global Scholars

A two-week summer program that facilitates discussions on cutting-edge topics in academia. Choose a session based on your academic interest, and meet like-minded students from around the world. YYGS offers sessions in the humanities, social sciences, STEM fields, and a cross-disciplinary track that incorporates all of the above.

Junior Economic Club Chicago 

Junior Economic of Chicago (JEC) is a selective student-run organization whose members have access to exclusive networking events, internships, workshops, scholarships, volunteer opportunities, private tours, job shadows, and more


Cost: $400 per course 

** As part of our mission we are offering scholarship slots to students in need. With the start of the school year, we decided to expand the number of weekly courses we offer, resulting in a handful of scholarship spots available. 

Inter-Acting is an 8 week long, online leadership course with an emphasis on SEL. Each week incorporates a different SEL principle:

Self-Regulation, Self-Talk, Resiliency, Empathy, Assertive Communication, Taking Accountability, Inner Validation, and Gratitude. Video! 

Blissful Coding Club 

The Blissful Coding Club is proud to open student registration and Fall internships for the Fall 2021 session of our FREE VIRTUAL coding camps, classes, and workshops! We offer Scratch, Python, Cybersecurity, Personal Finance, and more, of all levels.


These classes have opened signups for all students of different levels, in grades 2-12. Parents can sign students up and learn more about the program using this form here


We are offering unpaid Fall internships and nonprofit volunteer opportunities as well for students in grades 10-12 as well as CS major college undergrad/grad students.

Pre-College Programs with Summer Discovery

For Summer Discovery, this year’s line-up includes our partner universities, including UCLA, UCSB, CU-Boulder, UT-Austin, University of Michigan, Georgetown University, Cambridge University, and Hult International Business School, London, ready to deliver an unforgettable pre-college summer experience for middle and high schools students. Coming soon are the applications for the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

For SIG, this year’s line-up for Middle and High School students includes Bryn Mawr College, Emory University, UCLA, UC Berkeley, University of Miami, University of Michigan, and Yale University, and for Elementary School students includes Bryn Mawr College, Boston University, Emory University, Fairfield University, and Montclair State University.