FBI Youth Leadership Academy (YLA)

On July 11, 12, and 13, 2018, the Indianapolis Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will host the FBI Youth Leadership Academy (YLA).  The YLA is designed to promote an educational experience that will provide students with valuable leadership training and a greater understanding of the FBI.  Through interactive physical challenges and classroom discussions we seek to further explain to youth how the FBI addresses the concerns of the community.  Utilizing FBI strategic planning techniques and exercises, participants will have the opportunity to hone their decision-making and leadership skills.

We would like the YLA to be comprised of top-notch students from a variety of high schools.  If you know of a quality student that would be interested in applying, simply have them complete the 2018 YLA application and return it by Sunday, April 1, 2018.  The application, which requires a signature from both a parent or guardian and the principal, must also be accompanied by an essay of no more than 500 words.  Applications will be reviewed and 20 students will be selected to participate.

To be considered, the applicant must: have completed their junior year, and not yet completed high school by 7/11/18; have a GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale); possess qualities of leadership, scholastic achievement and good citizenship; commit to attending the entire program; and write an essay of no more than 500 words depicting their interest in the program and how it will enhance their future plans.

Completed applications and essays should be mailed to: Kathryn Sipes, Community Outreach Specialist, FBI Indianapolis, 8825 Nelson B. Klein Parkway, Indianapolis, IN 46250, or emailed to kdsipes@fbi.gov.  All applications must be received by April 1, 2018.   2018 YLA applications will be reviewed and 20 students will be selected to participate. Parents and/or guardians do not have to be present for the sessions. Students must arrange their own transportation. There is no cost for students to participate; lodging and all meals are included.

Communication and Media Preview at University of Alabama

Rising sophomores, juniors or seniors interested in learning about communication and media industries are invited to learn more about Communication and Information Sciences Communication & Media Preview (CAMP) at the University of Alabama. CAMP will expose participants to the world of communication and media in areas such as broadcast, media production, promotion, social media, writing and public speaking. CAMP will also provide students with a hands-on learning environment that includes interactive guest speakers, collaborative workshops, a culminating project and off-site trips and give them a taste of residential life at UA as they will stay in suite-style residence halls while on campus. Interested students can learn more here. Other summer programs are available at The Capstone are listed on our K-12 Summer Programs site. Registration deadline: June 15, 2017

Duke University Summer Session

Duke University would like to invite you to view a video featuring students who have participated in their Summer Session. There are two High School Student Programs, including Summer College, an academic credit program for students currently in grades 10 or 11, and Summer Academy, an academic enrichment program for students currently in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12. Applications will be available December 1; check this site  for more information and contact summercollege@duke.edu, summeracademy@duke.edu, or nicki.charles@duke.edu with questions. Also, don’t forget to check out the summer 2016 blog.