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    Junior State of America Summer Programs

    Junior State of America Summer Programs


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential, Online
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July, August
    • Session Length: One Week, Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Category: Leadership
    • Sub-Categories: Journalism, Politics and Diplomacy, Leadership
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: <$500
    • Career Clusters: Government and Public Administration
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Experience four opportunities to grow, lead, and make a change:  the Burd Institute on Media & Politics, the Stern Civics Immersion Program, thenYoung Women's Leadership Institute and thenCivics Institute Micronesia. These are immersive learning experiences that engage students with college-level curriculum, collaborative projects, and activism opportunities to give them a unique perspective on the important issues facing America today.

    The Gene A. Burd Institute on Media & Politics: is an engaging and hands-on experience, offered both in-person and virtually, created to introduce students to the intricacies of media and its relationship to politics. This program includes a foundational introduction to journalism, the creation of editorial content, and the concepts of audience, medium, and product. Beyond the foundations of journalism, students will engage in discussions and activities around political and advocacy communication.

    The Stern Civics Immersion Program: is a three-week residential summer program, also offered virtually that allows students to choose an elective course in argumentation and the use of evidence. Taught by professors across the nation, this experience is designed to support and empower high school students to look beyond problems and focus on solution-oriented action. Students will dig deeper into the most pressing issues we face today and apply lessons learned to solve real-life problems in their communities.

    Young Women's Leadership Institute: is a one-week residential summer program, also offered virtually that empowers young women in their everyday lives. Leadership is a skill that can be learned and nurtured through instruction, self-reflection, and practice. Participants will learn about their own leadership styles, the history of women’s leadership in the United States, how to manage collaborative relationships, how leadership intersects with identity, and how all young women have the opportunity to lead in their communities.

    Stern Civics Immersion Program: is is specifically for students who are on-island the summer, deisgned to challenge them to dig in deep on the issues. Previous courses include Environmental Justice, Global Poverty, Inequality & Justice, and Design Thinking for Community Problem Solving.