2018-2019 Student Educational and Volunteer Opportunities


2019 Maine Youth Law Enforcement Explorer Academy    June 24th-June 28, 2019   Graduation: June 28 @1100 hours     Academy Fees:  $355 Per student (scholarships available)    REGISTER NOW!!!  https://scoutingevents.com/218-2019MYLEEA

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SUMMER LEARNING COURSES   While we are still in the midst of winter’s cold, icy grip, our thoughts turn to summer at the University of Maine.   Summer is the perfect time for eligible Maine high school students to take tuition-free college courses in mathematics, sciences, arts, humanities, and social sciences.  
  • Over 50 courses are offered Online, at the University of Maine campus in Orono, and the Hutchinson Center in Belfast.

  • Courses run throughout the summer in 3 and 6 week formats beginning in May.

   Summer Early College course listings and application information are now available on our website.  Please contact us via phone or email with any questions regarding these courses or the application process. 

Community College Summer Learning Options  For more information visit the website at oncourse.me.edu

ITHACA COLLEGE   Residential Pre-College Programs for High School Students    ithaca.edu/summercollege    ithaca.edu/iwi        ithaca.edu/summerSTEM
One-Week:  June 23-28, 2019 * Three Week:  June 30-July 19, 2019 * Ithaca Writers Institute:  June 30-July 12, 2019 *Pre-College STEM Institute:  June 30-July 19, 2019 

May Daytime sessions:  May 20- June 6th M-Thur 8:30-4:30pm  Math and Writing
August Eventing sessions:  July 29-August 16  Mon & Wed 5:30-8:30 English/Writing    Tues & Thurs 5:30-8:30pm Math
Please direct questions regarding this opportunity to Marcie Grant 207*974*4887 mgrant@emcc.edu 

Information for Duke Summer Session for High School Students’ 2019 programs is now available!  Choose from three transformative programs next summer:
Summer College – A four-week, credit-bearing program for students currently in 10th– 12th grade in which they take undergraduate-level courses.
Summer Academy – A three-week program for students currently in 9th – 12th grade in which they take a certificate course.
Accelerated STEM Academy – A one-week, STEM-based program for students currently in 9th – 12th grade that consists of a variety of hands-on labs, tours of Duke’s research facilities, faculty lectures, and workshops.

Washington University in St. Louis    summerexperiences.wustl.edu Continue your path of academic success.  

Wentworth Institute of Technology:  Designing, Building, Creating, Learning wit.edu/summerFAB

University of Southern Maine- 2019 Summer Youth Music and Theatre Camps  Registration begins February 1, 2019 usm.maine.edu/music/summercamps or call Lori Arsenault, loria@maine.edu, 207*780*5142

University of Maine- "Consider Engineering"  The University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation   Application Deadline is April 22  Meet, Tour, Learn and Enjoy  https://mainepulpaper.org/consider-engineering/

Summer Naval Academy    Martin Fajardo, LCDR, USN   p: 410-293-1805 e: mfajardo@usna.edu  


Summer Seminar- Open to current 11th grade students who are thinking of applying to the Naval Academy Class of 2024.If you are currently in your junior year of high school and considering the Naval Academy as your college of choice, we strongly recommend you consider applying to Summer Seminar. Summer Seminar will introduce you to life at the Academy, where you will experience first-class academic, athletic, and professional training at the #1 public college in the U.S.* (Top 25 Public College in the U.S. 2017, Forbes). Your Summer Seminar application will also serve as a preliminary application to the Academy that you will complete before or during your senior year.  Students will live in Bancroft Hall, experience life on The Yard and learn from some of our best midshipmen and most esteemed faculty.


- open to rising 9th - 11th graders. For over 30 years, before STEM was being promoted, the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) has been advancing events and activities and offering scholarships designed to excite students to become engineers.

SAME, in collaboration with the military services, offers a series of week long, STEM Engineering & Construction Camps designed for High School students who excel in math, science and technology courses and are interested in pursuing engineering, architecture, or related fields in college.  Each of our camps is age appropriate with a unique curriculum, with the common thread being: challenging environment, hands-on activities, mentors who are young engineers, long term resources for alumni.

CORNERSTONE SUMMER INSTITUTE The Cornerstone Summer Institute is a week-long summer camp at the University of Virginia where high school students learn about slavery and its legacies by exploring the University, Charlottesville, and area landmarks. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until April 22, 2019. Some financial aid is available for students with demonstrated need. APPLICATIONS DUE APRIL 22, 2019 / cornerstonesummerinst@virginia.edu     To find the application and learn more, go to http://slavery.virginia.edu/cornerstone-summer-institute/

Marist  Pre-College Programs  Get a head start into your college career
  • Poughkeepsie, NY (residential program) Session 1: June 30- July 13
  Business        Criminal Justice        Cybersecurity        Fashion Design        Fashion Merchandising        Film & TV Production        Pre-Health        Psychology        Sports Communication
  • Session 2:  July 14-July 27, 2019
   Creative Writing        Digital Media        Entrepreneurship        Environmental Science       Fashion Design        Fashion Merchandising        Game Design              Pre-Health        Pre-Law        Theatre 
  • New York City (commuter program)
    • Session 1:  July 1- July 12 Cybersecurity
    • Session 2: July 15-July 26, 2019  Game Design


MHS has implemented a new volunteerism graduation requirement to help students understand that volunteerism is an essential civic duty. Students are required to complete at least 40 hours of community service to meet graduation requirements.  

Click Here for a complete list and contacts for the community service opportunities.  

Quick Facts:
  • It has to be volunteerism - if you are paid it doesn't count 
  • Class fundraisers-You can not be involved in raising money to earn CS hours, meaning you can setup, clean up, provide breaks,etc.  If you are working a table to earn money for your class(raffle tickets, baked goods) this does not count as community service.
  • Hours must be completed within your High School years (first day of freshman year until senior year)****
  • Students can accumulate 40 hours over four years or may complete them all in one year.
  • For students who are doing under 10 hours per event, please use the community service log to document hours until at least 10hours have been completed. then please attach to green community service form. Thank you
  • Completed forms must be submitted to the guidance office (Ms. York).  If you are in Key Club, a copy must be given to both Ms. Perrino and Ms. York for credit.  
The volunteer form can be found here or a paper copy can be picked up in the guidance office or outside the main office. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine 

ShineOnCass! Modeling our successful school-based mentoring program at Messalonskee High School started in honor and memory of Cassidy Charette, we are Shining On by expanding into the community to help even more kids succeed!

Attention High School Students in Greater Waterville; Here's YOUR chance to Shine On and make a BIG difference in a child's life. We are actively recruiting and training now for our newest program at the Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCA at the Alfond Youth Center in Waterville. High school freshmen, sophomores and junior mentors (Bigs) will be matched in 1-to-1 relationships with elementary school-aged youth (Littles) to spend time together for one hour each week after school having fun at Alfond Youth Center! All Bigs receive training and support from our professional staff. This program offers flexible scheduling to accommodate busy high school lives.

Call or email today to be accepted first! Contact Ted Fournier  ted@bbbsmidmaine.org 592-4616 or Monica Charette (monica@bbbsmidmaine.org 314-6996). #shineoncass.  You can also visit Facebook:  www.facebook.com/bbbsmidmaine/

Many students begin the scholarship search in their junior or senior year of high school, which can lead to tight deadlines and added stress during an already busy time. However, a growing number of elementary and middle school students may be avoiding this stress by starting their scholarship search now. To get started, check out the available awards and contests available for all students.  

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