Student Opportunities  

Adult and Community Education (ACE)

Adult and Community Education (ACE) Extended Day Enrichment Classes will be held Monday, July 10 through Friday, August 4 at Lake Braddock Secondary School and will begin after IFTA, E-IFTA, Tech Adventure Camp, and STEM Camp end. These programs are for students currently in grades 1–11 and provide a continuum of activities for students who want additional programs and activities. Programs include Foreign Language Experience Program (FLEX), Culinary Adventure Camp, Language Immersion Camp, Creative Writing, Computer Graphics, Chess, Learning Across the USA ESOL Camp. Registration remains open until classes are filled. For more info, click here.


Americorps has launched a creative new stream of service, called AmeriCorps Affiliate.

Distinct from other AmeriCorps programs, AmeriCorps Affiliate engages youth as young as 14 years of age in national service and includes a new 100-hour service term. The program allows organizations to leverage funding from outside sources to address critically unmet community needs across the country. AmeriCorps Affiliate participants who complete their term of service receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, to help pay for college and other education expenses.

After launching the pilot in 2016, we are now expanding the program and considering additional requests to designate positions as National Service positions. we have identified the following opportunities for growth:

  • Scale existing summer and service learning programs;
  • Work with corporations interested in developing models related to their workforce;
  • Engage higher education institutions that can utilize work study awards; or
  • Partner with health care institutions who can utilize their charity care dollars.

Learn more about AmeriCorps Affiliate here

Camp Kesem

Camp Kesem at James Madison University is a unique resource for children whose parents or guardians have been diagnosed with cancer. Camp Kesem JMU will offer its first annual camp in August of 2017, and we are hoping to host around thirty campers from throughout the area. Our camp is offered free of charge, and is open to any 6-16 year old who has, or has had, a parent or primary caregiver with cancer.

JMU is one of 86 active Camp Kesem chapters throughout the United States, and our program is staffed by student volunteers from JMU. As a national organization, Camp Kesem has over 15 years of experience bringing top quality programs that have a significant impact on children and families. Our camps are designed to allow children the opportunity to find support, have fun, and feel safe, loved, and respected.


For more information, click here.

Institute for the Arts (IFTA)

Institute for the Arts (IFTA) will be held Monday, July 10–Thursday, August 3 at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday. IFTA is an arts enrichment program for students currently in grades 6-11. Students are scheduled into 4 classes which they choose from over 80 courses in dance, music, theatre and visual art. Students entering grades 9-12 may take the Self-Directed Economics and Personal Finance course as one of their 4 classes. Registration is open until Friday, June 2, 2017.  For more information, click here.

Mason Game & Technology Academy

One of the fastest growing and most transformational community programs in the region today, the Mason Game & Technology Academy (MGTA) integrates all of the STEM core competencies in a challenging, fun, and engaging way. This program combines both the sciences and the arts, with creative & critical thinking and problem solving skills.


MGTA is the Community Outreach Youth Program for the University’s Virginia Serious Game Institute (VSGI) and the Mason Computer Game Design Program. Courses are developed and taught by Mason faculty, who are assisted by advanced Game Design and Computer Science university students – many of whom have start up companies of their own at VSGI, serving as mentors to the next wave of tech entrepreneurs.

Course sizes are limited, so visit us soon and register: 

Republican Political Spring/Summer Internships

Looking to get involved in politics? Want to participate in a crucial 2017 election? If so, get involved with the Republican Party of Virginia!


What We Do: This year, the political spotlight will be on our state. We need all hands on deck to ensure a Republican victory in November. We utilize grassroots efforts (door knocking, phone calling, and talking to voters) to win—by spreading the Republican message in person or by phone, we can leave a lasting impression that will stick with voters as they enter the polls this November.


Expectations: We are recruiting dedicated, passionate students that are looking to explore their interest in political campaigns. An ideal candidate would be:

  • Hard working
  • Goal oriented
  • Able to commit 6-8 hours per week

If you have what it takes and you’d like to take part in a fast-paced, exciting election, please contact Emily Greene (Northern Virginia Regional Field Director) (703) 828-7316

Teen TV and Radio Summer Camps


World Affairs Council - Washington, DC

The World Affairs Council is a week long Leadership Academy on International Affairs for students entering 11th and 12th grade in the fall.  There is a teacher curriculum as well.


Click here for more information.



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Carrie Holmes – President

Norma Foti - VP of Membership

Robin Hylton - VP of Programs

Margaret Kindling – Secretary

Maria Cruz – Treasurer

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