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Summer Programs – Student Job Opportunities

Summer Programs

Keystone Boys State –  week long program sponsored by the PA American Legion takes place at Shippensburg University June 18 – 24, 2017

Keystone Girls State – a weeklong simulated government immersive learning experience. Girls (juniors only) will assume leadership roles in mock cities to learn more about the legislative process and branches of government. See Mrs. Baker for more info and an application. 

PA School for Excellence in the Agricultural Sciences a program of intensive study in the Agricultural Sciences which combines classroom, lab and field based instruction with a research based service learning component.  School for Excellence in Ag 2018

Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive – July 1 – July 28, 2018 at Lehigh University. Apply by Feb. 15, 2018. Iacocca Global Entrep 2018

College for Kids – Westmoreland Community College 

Penn State's Conservation Leadership School – If your ideal classroom includes over 700 acres of forest, fields, wetlands and streams, then this is for you!  2017 dates are June 25 – July 1 or July 9 – 15.   The Fayette County Conservation District is offering a full scholarship worth $525.00 to attend this program.    You can return to Mrs. Baker by April 14 or mail directly to Conservation District Office by April 19.

Girl Gov – Open to high school girls in PA, Girl Gov provides opportunities to learn more about government, philanthropy, community involvement, women's history and leadership. 

Pa Free Enterprise Week – any 10th or 11th grade student in good standing can attend this week long event free of charge thanks to generous donations from local business and the Eberly Foundation.  Early application deadline is Feb. 18.  Apply now to guarantee your preferred  week, location and roommate!

Fallingwater Photography Workshop

Fallingwater Expressions & Explorations – Are you an aspiring writer, artist? This program offers a series of poetry, short story & graphic novel workshops this summer.  There is also an apprenticeship program where students can spend the week exploring museum careers by job-shadowing Fallingwaters's professional staff.

Touchstone Center for Crafts – This craft school offers a wide variety of classes ranging from blacksmithing to painting. The Fayette County Outreach Initiative made possible by the Eberly Foundation, covers workshop tuition for Fayette County residents.

The Black Male Leadership Development Institute  The BMLDI brings together African American boys (grades 9-12) for a year long program full of educational experiences and leadership opportuniteis.

State Police Youth Week –  Run like a boot camp, interested students are introduced to the fields of law enforcement and armed forces.  Open to males and females ages 15 – 17. 

University of Pittsburgh Health Career Scholars Academy – open to academically talented sophomores or juniors with an interest in health careers. June 24 – July 21, 2018. Health Career Scholars 2018

Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week –  "PFEW is a unique & challenging program that provides a hands-on opportunity to learn about our free enterprise system".  Students can chose from five different weeks and locations.  Fayette county students can attend this program tuition free, thanks to generous donations from local businesses and the Eberly Foundation.  Early Bird Deadline is March 2, 2018. Final application deadline is April 6, 2018.

Robert Morris University – RMU offers a variety of summer programs for high school students. More info here

Wildlife Leadership Academy – Become a certified Conservation Ambassador by attending on the 5 day residential summer field schools: white-tailed deer, bass, brook trout, ruffed grouse and black bear.  See Mrs. Baker if you would like to be nominated for admission.  wildlife-leadership-academy

Freddie Fu Sports Medicine Scholarship Program –  applications must be postmarked by April 22, 2017.

Chevron Stem Camp –  flyer  Penn State Fayette hosts a week long event that features hands-on educational experiences focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  The program is free, but enrollment is limited.

CSI Camp – Waynesburg University June 18 – 23, 2017.

The Phoenix Arts Center –  Local art, music and drama classes.

Introduction to Athletic Training – August 1 and 2, 2017 – Sponsored by UPMC Sports Medicine, this annual workshop is ideal for students who are interested in a career i athletic training or who wish enhance the skills they use daily in their high school athletic training rooms.

HOBY – Advanced Leadership Academy – Juniors and Seniors can register for this exciting summer program and earn up to 5 transferable credits from George Mason University by completing the program and implementing their project.

Summer Health Career Academy This is five day academy is designed for academically inclined 9th and 10th graders that wish to pursue a career in healthcare.  It will takes place each summer at the University of Pittsburgh, main campus.  Download  Brochure  and  Application   Return completed applications to Mrs. Baker.

Job Opportunities for Students

Now Hiring: Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps – Summer Crews

Ten Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps Summer Program offers young people, ages 15 to 18, the opportunity to serve on a team completing conservation projects to conserve, enhance and restore Pennsylvania's public lands.  Jon a crew of 10 members and two leaders working on trail maintenance, habitat restoration, vegetation management, park maintenance, light construction and more.  Environmental educational and job skills trainings are also provided.  De note that the work can be physically demanding and takes place outdoors in all weather conditions.

Details available in the guidance office or library

Dates July 27, 2017 – August, 2017 (6 weeks)
Hours full-Time, 37.5 hours per week
Compensation $10.15, transportation, breakfast, and lunch is provided

Now Hiring: Fallingwater

Falling water has job openings.  All positions are part time offering 3-5 days per week through October with no evening work.  For more information, stop in the guidance office.

Now Hiring – Laurel Highlands River Tours
Weekend work available now.  Full and part time available during the summer.  Telephone numbers are available in the office on the tale with the student forms.