•     Internships/Summer Programs/Leadership Programs
    Pre-college summer programs offer high school students a one- or multi-week “college” experience. Such programs allow students to live in a dorm and complete one or more rigorous classes. Today, pre-college summer programs are an increasingly popular option for students who are hoping to get a sense of what college is like. Essentially, pre-college summer programs allow you to test-drive college life. These programs not only teach you new information and skills, they can also make you a more attractive candidate for admission into your top-choice schools.

    Henry-Clayton Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc (NCNW) Youth Committee
    NCNW invites young ladies ages 12-18 to join the Henry-Clayton Youth Committee.  The Henry-Clayton section is focused on mentorship, community service, programs that promote educational workshops, life skills and leadership development.  Meeting on Tuesday, February 27th at 6pm.


    SMASH Morehouse x SMASH Spelman 2024

    SMASH Academy is a Computer Science-immersive, college prep, residential summer program for current 10th and 11th grade students with an aim of eliminating barriers faced by underrepresented communities in the tech workforce. Students spend 2 weeks living and learning on the campuses of Morehouse and Spelman College campus followed by a week of virtual design thinking prototype competitions. 

    Program Dates: July 6th-26th, 2024 

    100% free college and career prep program 

    A summer of residential programming at our local partnering college/university

    Design Thinking Workshops, Project Based Learning, Computer Science, and College & Career Navigation.

    Networking Opportunities 

    Cash Prize Regional and National Competitions 

    CS based field trips & more… 

    Our application is now open until April 1st, 2024  at www.smash.org/apply. 

     Georgia Academy Day:  Senator Ossoff announced that the annual statewide U.S. Military Service Academy Day will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, GA., in coordination with the Georgia congressional delegation. Please share this invitation with high school students and families who may be interested in learning more about the application and nomination process for the five U.S. Service Academies.

    For more information on Academy Day and to RSVP, please visit https://www.ossoff.senate.gov/services/academy-nominations/

    If you have any further questions, please contact Neal VanMarter at Neal_VanMarter@ossoff.senate.gov.

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    The Guided Pathway Support Program is a Ron Brown Scholar Initiative, which is a free College Access initiative open to African-American high school juniors and seniors, along with their parents and school counselors.  GPS guides and empowers students through every stage of the college application process.  Applications are accepted year-round for high school juniors and seniors.  Click here for more information and to register!  

    Clayton State University will host our 12th Annual AmeriCorps Student Leadership and College Preparation Conference during the first week of April.  Of course being a parent, I refer to the event as "Spring Break Camp" because students can participate the entire week of Spring Break from 8am-6pm!  🙂  

    CSU AmeriCorps Members facilitate the 5-Day Conference held each spring specifically for local high school students!  I attached the registration form that outlines information about the event, please feel free to share the information and post it on your high school social media accounts.  This is a great opportunity for students to learn about preparing for college (any college) and stay occupied doing some FUN things during Spring Break.  

    If you have any questions about the event, please contact Ashley Kekula at (678) 466-5433 or via email: AshleyKekula@clayton.edu.

    12th Annual AmeriCorps Student Leadership and College Preparation Conference

    Conference Dates: April 4th – April 8th

    9am – 5pm 

    Location: Clayton State University Student Activities Center

    Parent Drop Off from 7:30am-8am, Parent Pick Up 5pm-6pm


    The Student Leadership and College Preparation Conference (SLCPC) is all about giving Clayton, Henry, and Fayette County School students the skills to succeed in high school and excel in College, both academically and personally. The conference will be led by Clayton State University students who are also CSU AmeriCorps Members that work in Forest Park High School to tutor and mentor high school students to motivate them to graduate from high school and prepare for success post-graduation.

    Conference sessions will include:

    Team Building                                                                                        Financial Aid Assistance Information

    College Class Experience                                                                     What College is Really Like           

    College Involvement Fair                                                                       Leadership Skills            

    How to Get the Most Out of Your Education                                          Conflict Resolution/Diversity Awareness

    And many more…

    Student Information


    Name: __________________________________________________                                School: ______________________


    Date of Birth: ____________________ Gender: __________Grade Level: _________ T-Shirt Size: __________


    Address: ________________________________________________________________________________


    Phone Number: __________________________Email Address: _____________________________________


    Field Interested in Studying in College (Please Circle):   Psychology             Math                        Nursing                   History   


    Government            Sciences        Business/Finance              Fine Arts (Theatre/Music/Art)                Healthcare               Other:


    Emergency Contact Information


    Name: ____________________________________________            Relationship to Student: _____________________


    Phone Number: ____________________________Email Address: ______________________________________


    Guardian Signature: ________________________________________________________________


    If you are interested in learning more about the conference please contact Ashley Kekula:

    Phone: (678) 466-5462                          Email: ashleykekula@clayton.edu


    ***$75 Conference Fee***

    Payment plan of three $25 dollar increments is available, total amount due by March 25th, 2022


    Fee Cost covers: lite breakfast items, lunch, afternoon snacks for five days, a conference t-shirt, and all conference supplies.


    Registration Form and Fee Due March 25th, 2022

    To submit registration form and conference fee:

    Drop off at: Dept. of Campus Life  or  Return to an AmeriCorps Member at your school

                                 Student Activities Center – 223

                                 2000 Clayton State Blvd.

                                 Morrow, Georgia 30260






    We are offering you two complimentary lifeguard certifications to present to any of your high school swimmers who might be interested in getting certified and working for us this summer at one of our area pools. They would simply need to pick the date they would like to attend the certification from our web site and call our office to register.  


    An entry level lifeguard will earn $10.00 per hour, have flexible working hours, and the opportunity to advance to a head lifeguard or pool manager, earning up to $16.00 per hour.  

    We provide lifeguards to pools in Henry, Fayette and Coweta counties.  

    Cheryl Brakefield 

    Advanced Aquatics, LLC 

    11948 Turner Road 

    Hampton, GA 30228 

    Phone 770-472-5959 

    Fax 770-472-7455


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    Clayton State University’s College of Business has signed an agreement with the Center for Investment and Wealth Management at the University of California – Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business to offer this residential financial literacy program.  This weeklong program will bring underserved students going into either 9th or 10th grade to Clayton State’s campus for a week. During the week, students will stay on campus in the dorms and attend sessions that prepare them for college and become the first in their families to earn a degree.  The schedule the students will participate in includes visits to corporations, an etiquette luncheon, and many different speakers from all professions coming in to inspire the students.  The week will culminate with the students presenting their LIFEplan--plans and budgets for their future that they will have put together during the duration of the week.  We are very excited to start this program for the Summer 2022! 

    Please feel free to send the below information out to your students who might be interested in participating.  Summer 2022 is going to be girls only, summer 2023 will be boys only.






    We have a special opportunity for your student(s) who are interested in pursuing veterinary medicine. Each summer, UGA offers a VetCAMP (Veterinary Career Aptitude and Mentoring Program), where current HS Sophomores and Seniors can join for an intensive weeklong program to introduce students to the profession as a whole. This year's program takes place from June 4-June 10, 2023. Applications are due January 23,2023 and UGA will accept 52 total students from all over the country. To apply, visit the application website. The program fee is $1000 and covers all expenses for the week, including lodging, meals, instruction, lab materials, scrubs, and social activities. Please contact Parker Moore at vetcamp@uga.edu.