Student Opportunities

Bezos Family Foundation

The Bezos Family Foundation has a Scholars Program that inspires and challenges young people to act on their passions and collaborate to address community needs. This Program cultivates the next generation of leaders. It is a powerful leadership development opportunity and all-expenses-paid scholarship open to public high school juniors and their educators. Scholars are teams of rising high school seniors and educators who have demonstrated accomplishment, embraced new challenges, and aspire to lead change in their community.

The deadline for the application is February 10, 2017.

If this program interests you and you meet the criteria, please visit the website http://www.bezosfamilyfoundation.org/programs to gain more information. Once you have done your research, if you are still interested please express this interest to your counselor ASAP.

The Experiment

The Experiment equips students with essential leadership, language, and problem-solving skills while also cultivating global competency and a complex understanding of the world. Leadership Institute Programs for this summer include: India: Public Health and Community Development, or South Africa: Youth Leadership in Peace, Politics, and Human Rights for students deeply interested in intercultural leadership, global issues, and civic engagement. These exclusive fully-funded, six-week programs are for the Class of 2018 students who are at least 16 years old and not more than 18 years old at the time of the exchange.

Students must apply to the Leadership Institute online by January 18th.

?The Experiment in International Living has a plethora of other programs to choose from, but these programs do have a cost association. To help lessen the cost, scholarships are available. Please visit this page to view other program options and this page to view scholarship options.

Georgia Boys State

It is a comprehensive one week course in state and local government and is a program of the American Legion Department of Georgia. The program is designed to develop a working knowledge of the structure of government. Boys State is a "leadership action program" where qualified male high school rising seniors take part in a practical government course. It is designed to develop a working knowledge of the structure of government and to impress upon the citizen the fact that our government is just what we make it. Along the way delegates have the opportunity to learn the political process by organizing a mythical 51st state. Each level of government is run by those delegates who are elected to serve. Instruction is presented on the law and court system, parliamentary procedure and Georgia political history.Anyone interested in attending Boys State can get further information from the following site: http://www.dogboysstate.org/. Please see the Junior Class counselor to express your interest, your junior year, about these programs.

Georgia Girls State

It is a National program of the American Legion Auxiliary and is a course of instruction in, as well as, a practical application of, the fundamental principles and procedures of city, county and state government under the American system. A session, usually lasting five days, is conducted by each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, with the top-ranking high school girls as citizens. Under the guidance of skilled counselors and other staff members who are leading citizens, these girls learn and then practice through self-government, the duties, responsibilities and privileges of American citizenship. Georgia Girls State is sponsored, as it has been since 1945, by the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Georgia with local Auxiliary units and interested civic, fraternal and patriotic organizations cooperating. Following the formation of The American Legion's Boys State program, the American Legion Auxiliary developed a similar citizenship training program in order for high school girls to have the same opportunity. It became known as the Girls State program. This program offers training in the practical processes of self-government and good citizenship as practiced in a democratic society. Anyone interested in attending Boys State can get further information from the following site: http://www.georgiagirlsstate.org/. Please see the Junior Class counselor to express your interest, your junior year, about these programs.

DoSomething.org

One of the largest organizations for young people and social change in the world. Their 5.3 million members in 130 countries tackle volunteer campaigns that impact every cause. Poverty. Discrimination. The environment. And everything else.

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