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North Carolina Central University

School of Business

2012 Summer Youth Business and Entrepreneurship Academy

July 23 – August 3, 2012



Applications are being accepted for the 2012 North Carolina Central University Summer Youth Business and Entrepreneurship Academy presented by the Make It Happen Foundation and Inspired by LEAD, hosted by the School of Business. The Academy is open to 20, high achieving rising 10th and 11th grade students, with a B average or higher, from Durham, N.C., and surrounding counties. Selected students will receive business training and exposure to higher education on the campus of NCCU, free of cost.

The two-week Academy includes:

  • Lectures taught by host NCCU professors and local business leaders. Topics include introductory business courses in marketing, finance (financial literacy), entrepreneurship, leadership and ethics.


  • Corporate visits to help students gain exposure to the application of business principles in the real world as they interact with local corporate executives during on-site visits.


  • Business plan development and team competition with participants to derive a business plan for a new idea. A panel of judges from the business community will evaluate the plan and a prize will be awarded to the winning team.

For an application and more information, please email dlaws@nccu.edu or call 919-530-6458.

Application Deadline: June 1, 2012




Digital WOW! Summer Camp

Students will participate in 5 incredible studio arts courses at the Living Arts College

June 13-15, 2012

See Mrs. Joyner for a brochure OR call 919.488.8500 for more information



Wake Tech Awards “STEM” Scholarships

39 Students Receive Funding


RALEIGH, N.C. (December 2, 2011) – Wake Tech Community College has awarded National Science Foundation scholarships to 39 students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs for the 2011-12 year. The awards, totaling $168,533, are part of NSF’s GREAT (Graduation, Retention, and Expansion of AAS Technicians) Scholarship Project, which offers financial support for high school graduates interested in STEM fields.


For more information, see the attached .pdf file for the complete press release.

For more information, visit http://great.waketech.edu

For more information, visit http://cet.waketech.edu


Interested in Pharmacy?

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is proud to announce its upcoming summer L.E.A.D program for high school and college students. The summer LEAD program is an excellent opportunity to meet with professional Pharmacists from all settings including education, community outreach, and pharmacy research and development. The program gives students a hands-on interactive setting in which to explore some of the exciting career paths in the Pharmacy industry. Learn how to be a competitive applicant in a professional program, participate in Q & A sessions with pharmacy panelists, and hone the skills necessary to become a future Pharmacy leader!



Elizabeth City State University Campus                  UNC-Chapel Hill Campus

June 12, 2012 High School Program                           June 19, 2012 High School Program

June 13, 2012 College & Graduate Program             June 20, 2012 College & Graduate Program


UNC-Asheville Campus

June 26, 2012 High School Program

June 27, 2012 College & Graduate Program


Please stay tuned to our website at http://pharmacy.unc.edu/lead for more information on LEAD 2012.



“Transportation You” Mentoring Event

Our next Transportation You – Mentoring event is Nov. 17th, and the subject for this event is “Careers.” We will have 3 -4 women of different ages and different transportation related careers speaking about their jobs and about the lifestyles their career has afforded them. We will also be doing a fun structural engineering activity in which the girls will be teamed with mentors to complete.


Click HERE for more information on this event.


Raleigh Youth Council

Raleigh Youth Council is a program created by teens for teens. This is a free program for high school students that help to teach and develop civic engagement, community service, and leadership. Click HERE to download a flyer with further information.



Clarence E. Lightner



The Lightner Y Achievers Program is a leadership program that encourages minority youth to set and achieve high educational and professional goals.


Through monthly Saturday meetings, called Clusters, middle and high school students participate in community service projects, learn interviewing skills, explore diverse career options and interact with one another in a fun environment. These Clusters are led by trained Y staff and adult volunteers. Read about the program’s highlights in the attached materials.


Please contact me by email, Kendall.harris@ymcatriangle.org, or phone, 919-719-9664, with any questions about the Lightner Y Achievers Program.


Click here for more information

 Internship with Local Charity

This local charity helps families of critically ill babies born with a devastating birth defect through support services, raising awareness and promoting research and they are looking for 2 dymanic, energetic and positive people who want to intern to help these babies. http://www.cdhsupport.org

They are looking for 2 interns in their Wake Forest office located on South Main St. Duties would include:

- On-line social media marketing
- Filing paperwork
- Helping with fundraisers
- Updating on-line info
- Mail
- Putting together care packages for the babies
- Typing
- Local errands
- Grant writing
- Graphics work

They are looking for 2 interns to work 20 hours a week each in the office. You will have a desk, computer and you will learn about non-profits. You will work in the office and not directly with babies or families, though you may meet some at fundraisers and events. These are VOLUNTEER intern positions. We hope to fill these positions immediately. Hours are flexible.


This is a great opportunity for a student.  Must be 16 or older to apply and have a valid driver's licenses and own transportation.   Students are welcome with a GPA of 3.5 or above.   At the end of the internship, I would be happy to be a reference or write letters of recommendation.  Hours can also be credited to any school requirement of community service hours.



Internship Opportunity

AMS Software is looking for qualified student interns.  They are looking for motivated, responsible students who can provide tech support and complete data entry.  Web design experience would be a plus.  For more information about the company, please visit their website:  http://www.ams-software.com.   For more information about becoming an intern, please contact Mrs. Joyner at sjoyner@wcpss.net.




Genealogy Boutique & Formals - PAID Internship Opportunity

Internship Description: * High volume sales position in a very fast pace environment

* Working one on one with customers of all ages, including peers and mostly teenagers from all area schools *Providing excellent customer service to all of our customers* Greeting customers and assisting them in choosing outfits, prom attire, accessories, and helping them put the entire look together


Job Requirements:

* Junior and Senior Girls in High School* GPA of 3.0 or greater* Dependable transportation

* Outgoing, people person with a desire to learn and better themselves and others

* Able to work whenever scheduled, mostly weekends and afternoons(Will be scheduled 3 out of 4 weekends)

For more information and application please see Mrs. Joyner in Student Services


A.E. Finley YMCA

Job Opportunities

Are you 16 years old or older?

A.E. Finley YMCA has job openings for Summer Youth Counselors and Summer Life Guards.  See Mrs. Joyner in Student Services for job descriptions and details.





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VetPAC Program at NCSU

Students interested in veterinary science!  Check out this site (http://harvest.cals.ncsu.edu/vetpac/. Only NCSU pre-vet students can register on the site, however it is strongly recommended that interested high school students check out the FAQs.

Students can email NCSU.VetPAC@gmail.com to find out more information about the program. 

 VetPAC is working to begin a summer camp for juniors and seniors in high school in the near future.

Hedgecock Racing Academy

Hedgecock Racing Academy offers 9 week training courses guaranteed to be intense and effective at teaching the art form of stock car fabrication.

 OPEN HOUSE:  Wednesday nights at 6pm or you can call for a private tour.


Hedgecock’s program is the only one in the industry that includes building a car from scratch and track testing it as a class.  Because of the intensity – space is limited to 8 students per class. 


Contact Hedgecock Racing for more information.

Phone: 336-887-4221     Website:  www.HedgecockRacing.com


“Think BIG about your Future” Gregory Poole Dealer Academy

The Caterpillar Dealer Academy is a cooperative two-year college level program that leads to an Associates in Applied Science Degree with a major in Caterpillar Service Technology.


The program consists of four 16-week semesters and one 8-week summer semester.  Incentives of the program are CAT Tool Box ($3000 Value), Opportunity for full-time employment with Gregory Poole upon completion of the program, and Advanced opportunities with Gregory Poole.


To learn more about the Caterpillar Dealer Academy Contact:

 Walt Warren                                      walt.warren@gregpoole.com

PO Box 469                                         www.gregorypoole.com

Raleigh 27612                                     www.fdtc.edu