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Why participate in a pre-college program?

Pre-college academic programs are a great way for students to explore various major and career interests while gaining skills and experience that are valued by colleges and employers. Many summer programs are offerd by colleges, but they can also be available through the government. The programs can range from one week to several weeks. 

Current Postings
College Preparatory for Careers in Medicine
About the program: this virtual program is an exciting opportunity for high school students in Northern California who are interested in becoming a medical doctor or have a career in medicine or other Healthcare professions.
The program has three main goals:
1) Provide educational support and networks for students to meet their requirements to receive their high school diploma or GED
2) Provide educational support a network for high school students with their applications to colleges and universities
3 Provide information and networks to high school students who want to become medical doctors and or pursue careers in medicine or Healthcare professions
Who should apply:  High school students in the 9th through 12th grade and:
1 African-American/black, Native American Indian/indigenous, Latino/Hispanic 
2) Live in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco counties or Northern California
3) Want to receive their high school diploma or GED and attend colleges/university 
4) Want to become doctors and/or pursue a career in a healthcare profession
Program Cost: Once accepted there is no cost to students

EEquals Chapter Program

EEqual; a for-youth by-youth nonprofit dedicated to ending student homelessness through direct action, social awareness, and youth chapter establishment.
EEqual chapters are youth-led clubs located at schools and community organizations across the country with a passion for making a difference in the lives of unhoused students. Upon establishment, EEqual sends chapter members a welcome kit with everything they need to get started! Then, every quarter, EEqual staff send chapter members action items, educational materials, and guidance for a service project ranging from collections/drives to education and awareness campaigns. Chapters are always supported and guided by the greater EEqual organization ensuring chapter success. Read more about Chapter Activity Here!
Students involved in EEqual chapters develop strong leadership skills and compassion towards issues facing their community. Many pursue post-secondary education and their chapter involvement can be a highlight on their college application. Through this program, EEqual is committed to uplifting students, equipping them with life skills to achieve career goals, and empowering them to be the change for future generations.

United States Senate Youth Program

The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) is an intensive week-long educational experience and scholarship sponsored by the United States Senate for outstanding high school students who are interested in pursuing careers in public service. Applications for the 2023 United States Senate Youth Program are now being accepted! All public and private high schools in the state are invited to nominate up to two outstanding juniors or seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in public service to participate in this educational program coordinated by the CDE. If you are interested in this program, please see your alphabet counselor. Two selected delegates will visit Washington, D.C., in March 2023 as guests of the United States Senate and receive a $10,000 college scholarship