Summer Programs and Classes

City Year, Washington D.C. (Americorps)

Graduating seniors who are not sure what they want to do after high school may consider applying for a paid community service position with City Year, Washington, DC., a group of 17-24 year olds committed to full-time service for ten months in the Washington, DC community. Benefits include a living stipend, health care coverage, free metro pass, and $4,725 educational scholarship.

Congressional Foster Youth Internship Program Accepting Applications

The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) wants to bring 16 college students formerly in foster care to Washington, DC to work in Congressional offices. CCAI started the Foster Youth Internship program in 2003 to raise awareness on Capitol Hill about the needs and unique perspectives of young adults in the United States aging out of foster care. For eight weeks each summer, 16 academically successful college students participate in the program full-time. They work directly with legislative assistants, attend Congressional hearings, and work on small legislative projects. Eligible applicants were in foster care at age 18 or were adopted from the foster care system after age 14.

The CCAI internship program pays the interns a small stipend and covers other major expenses, such as housing and transportation to Washington, DC.  

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Goodwill Summer Youth Employment Program

The County of Los Angeles guides youth on their way to become self-sufficient and productive adults in their communities. The program achieves its goals by placing youth in permanent employment, helping them receive a high-school diploma or equivalent and transitioning them into higher education. To be eligible, youth must be between the ages of 17 to 24, resident of the Glendale, Burbank, Verdugo, low-income with barriers to employment (i.e., basic skills in either English or Math below 8.9 level, parenting youth, ex-offender, homeless, etc.), aand a legal resident of the U.S. Males 18 and over must also be registered with Selective Service.

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The Institute for Responsible Citizenship Internships

The Institute for Responsible Citizenship provides America 's best and brightest African American male college students with unparalleled networking opportunities, leadership development, and life-long mentorship. Inquiries should be directed to or (202) 659-2831. Those considering applying are highly encouraged to review the website in detail and contact our office with any questions before submitting an application.

 LAUSD Beyond the Bell Summer Activities  

Need something to do this summer? Your Summer Counselor can help you with any of the following activities:

High School

      • Summer School in 52 Schools Districtwide
      • Week long Summer Camp in the Angeles Forest
      • Online summer school classes
      • Leadership Camp
      • Summer Jobs
      • Extended School Year
      • Summer Fun Web Sites

Middle School

      • Summer Enrichment Programs at 25 sites including
      • Week long Summer Camp in the Angeles Forest
      • Summer Food Program
      • Extended School Year
      • Summer Fun Web Sites
      • Summer Transition Programs at Select schools


      • Summer Enrichment Programs at over 160 sites
      • Extended School Year
      • Summer Fun Web Sites
      • Summer Transition and support Programs
      • Week long Summer Camp in the Angeles Forest and Day Camp Trips

For more information contact Student Health and Human Services at 213-241-3930 or go to For a complete listing of activities districtwide.

Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board

The Summer Youth Employment Program for low income youth ages 14-25 is underway. For more information, contact the WorkSource Center near you.

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National Center for Summer Learning

Based at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education, the National Center for Summer Learning seeks to enable every young person to experience enriching, memorable summers. Their mission is to ensure that children and youth in high-poverty communities have access to high-quality summer learning programs.

Through its nationwide network of providers and partners, the Center is focusing national attention on how high-quality summer learning programs help close the achievement gap, lead to higher graduation rates, and promote healthy development.

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Smithsonian Latino Center Young Ambassadors Program

The Young Ambassadors Program is a national leadership development program for high school seniors aimed toward cultivating the next generation of Latino leaders in the arts and culture fields through one-on-one interaction with artists, curators, historians, and other museum and arts professionals. This program is made possible through the generous support of Ford Motor Company Fund.

Students with an interest and commitment to the arts are selected to travel to Washington, D.C. for a week-long seminar at the Smithsonian Institution conducted by world-renowned experts in their respective fields. Following the seminar, students return to museums and other cultural institutions in their local communities, including Smithsonian affiliated organizations, to participate in a four-week summer internship.

UCLA Extension Summer Programs for 7th-12th Grade Students

Expand your horizons and prepare for the coming academic year! Improve your academic skills, get ahead for the next year, and enjoy a taste of college life on the UCLA campus.

7th and 8th Grade Level Programs

Intended for students entering 7th and 8th grades in fall, these programs include Algebra Readiness, Expository Writing, Algebra1, and Reading & Studying Skills. Middle school credit may be granted by your school for some courses. Check with your school counselor before enrolling to obtain approval for credit.

High School Level Programs

Designed for college-bound students entering grades 9-12 in the fall, these summer courses can help you improve your writing and math skills, or branch out into the fascinating world of psychology. Our experienced instructors bring every subject to life! High school credit may be granted by your school for some courses. Check with your school counselor before enrolling to obtain approval for credit.