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What are your summer plans?

What are you doing for the summer?  If you don’t know already, drop what you’re doing and get on it!  If you don’t move NOW, you’ll spend the entire summer on the stoop without anything to show for it!  Get involved!  Do something!

Summer internships, jobs, and leadership activities are decided in winter, and this winter is almost over!  The links below offer opportunities that are still available, but hurry!  Many of the deadlines to apply are in March!

Hurry.  Now.  Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Good luck!

 Summer Employment Opportunities
1) Philadelphia Youth Network: http://www.pyninc.org/

2) Urban Affairs Coalition: http://www.uac.org/youthemployment
Sign-up begins April 1, 2014

3) University City District, Youth Employment Network: http://universitycity.org/youth-employment-network
Deadline: 3/28/2014

4) Philadelphia Zoo: http://www.philadelphiazoo.org/about/Job-Opportunities/Seasonal.htm
Hires seasonal workers from March – October

5) Baby Sitting: https://www.sittercity.com/babysitting-jobs

Leadership Development
6) Penn Summer Science Initiative for High School Students

A free, four-week summer program, July 7-August 1, for local juniors, but occasionally well-qualified sophomores, in materials science and engineering. The program consists of lectures on materials, a computer lab, experimental labs and field trips to both industrial and Penn facilities.
Deadline: April 15, 2014

7) Provost Summer Mentorship Program

July 8-August 1. Participants will gain knowledge in multiple fields of study, while also gaining exposure to the benefits of post-secondary education. This free program is for current 9th and 10th grade students who are currently enrolled in a public or charter school within the Philadelphia School District. Course programming is offered in the schools of Dental Medicine, Engineering & Applied Sciences, Law, Medicine and Nursing. Apply: http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/aap/smp/index.php
Deadline: April 11, 2014

8) The Enterprise Center
4548 Market Street
Email: malykas@theenterprisecenter.com if you have any questions.

Session I (ages 16-18) June 23 through June 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Summer Business and Leadership Camps–Summer TEC-LAB–is an intensive business and entrepreneurship training program targeting rising 6th through 12th grade students from low-income communities throughout Philadelphia. The program hosts more than 100 students and connects them with professional business owners and community leaders who mentor the students and foster their development as entrepreneurs and leaders. Camp fees: $75. This fee includes breakfast, lunch and a t-shirt.

Activities include:
Identifying inner business and leadership strengths
Competing for seed capital cash for business
Meeting influential business leader
Designing commercial
Developing an elevator pitch and networking strategies
Marketing through social media
Learning Personal and business savings strategies
Forecasting financial data
Exploring STEM business building
Creating a portfolio…and more

9) Lavner Camps: CIT Leadership Program For teenagers ages 13-15
University of Pennsylvania (Houston Hall & Irvine Auditorium), Philadelphia
http://www.lavnercamps.com, call (215) 767-1354 or email: Info@lavnercamps.com.

The Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Leadership Program is for motivated teenagers who want to learn and develop new skills while working with children in a camp setting. CITs receive an orientation-training prior to camp and become certified in CPR/First Aid. During the summer, CITs work under the close supervision of our instructors and camp directors, and an evaluation is provided each week (for learning & improvement purposes.) This program helps to prepare our CITs for future work experience and will also bolster their résumés. It also gives our CITs a chance to have a fun and productive summer where they can work in specialty camps of their choice!

To become part of our CIT Leadership Program, an applicant must “register” on lavnercamps.com and complete an application process. The CIT Leadership Program is offered for every camp that is offered at the University of Pennsylvania this summer. A CIT can choose to work from four to eleven weeks at camp, but a four-week commitment (full week) is the minimum requirement.

10) Teens 4 Good:

A program of the Federation of Neighborhood Centers, is a youth-led entrepreneurial farm and nutrition business that transforms vacant lots into urban gardens/farms, improving access to healthy food for communities, creating meaningful jobs for at-risk youth and empowering youth to become healthy responsible young adults and leaders who give back to their communities.

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