• Student Opportunities and Events

    Looking for a Summer Job?

    2022 Registration is from February 1 - May 1
    Let Y.O.U. find you work. Available to 8th through 12th graders in Cuyahoga County.
    Questions? Call our hotline. 216-776-3900
    Click here for the English flyer.
    Click here for the Spanish flyer.

    High School Tech Camp

    Attention Rising 9 -12 Grade Students.

    Learn Cyber Security and Programming from Professionals.

    In-Person or Virtual Options

    NO Cost Program

    Click here for details.

    The Water Distribution Worker Apprenticeship Program

    The Water Distribution Worker Apprenticeship Program is a collaboration between the City of Cleveland’s Department of Public Utilities, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), and AFSCME Local 100 to provide opportunities to high school graduates who want to pursue a career with Cleveland Water. This program combines classroom studies and on-the-job training, allowing CMSD graduates to earn an income while learning how to work in our Pipe Repair, Hydraulics, and/or Meter Operations areas.



    • Must be 18 years of age by August 1st of the year enrolled
    • Must be a high school graduate or have obtained their GED
    • High school graduates must have an overall grade point average of 2.0
    • High school graduates must have an overall attendance rate of 90%
    • High school graduates must have a letter of recommendation from an instructor or guidance counselor


    Click here for details.

    Click here for the application.

    Metropolitan Cleveland Alliance of Black School Educators

    Metro CABSE will award $500 scholarships to seniors and will present awards to 9th -12th grade scholars of African descent along with Black male educators.

    Scholars will be recognized in the following areas:

    Talented Tenth: High achieving in academics. Criteria: Despite the obstacles of COVID-19, achieved high academic honors and attendance. 3.8 or above GPA, 90% attendance.

    Cast Down Your Bucket: Students who excel in their chosen trade. Criteria: Despite the obstacles of COVID-19, continued to learn and demonstrate high skill abilities in his/her trade skill.

    Drum Major for Justice: Social justice and community involvement. Criteria: Students who demonstrate great acts of service and/or social change in their community.

    Black Men Teach in CLE: African American Male Teachers Recognition. Criteria: (a) promote students’ voices; (b) is helpful to and takes a personal interest in students; (c) uses creative or innovative instructional techniques; (d) is receptive to students’ viewpoints and ideas; (e) relates his field to other disciplines; (f) knowledge and use of effective, active, and engaging pedagogy.


    Click NOMINATE SCHOLAR OR BMT  for the 9th-12th grade awards

    (Deadline is May 13, 2022.)


    Click  SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION for a senior to apply for $500 scholarship. (only from the participating districts. Deadline is May 20, 2022)

    Mandel Youth Humanities Academy

    The Mandel Youth Humanities Academy is a summer program that will offer rising high school juniors and seniors in Northeast Ohio an opportunity to broaden their humanities education. 

    The Mandel Youth Humanities Academy is now accepting applications from inquisitive students from across Northeast Ohio for Summer 2022! 


    The Academy is free to attend, but enrollment is limited to 30 students. 

    Application is due May 1.


    Click here for details.

    Free summer STEM enrichment program for middle school students

    July 5 - July 29, 2022 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    John Carroll University Dolan Science Center

    John Carroll University has launched the Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers program– an engaging, hands-on program developed to enrich learning through design thinking, 3D printing, augmented reality, social entrepreneurship and mentorship. This program creates a more diverse pipeline for future careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields; no prior knowledge or experience is required. Transportation will be provided in various locations.


    Click here for details.

    Bernard Harris Student Scholarship

    The Council of the Great City Schools is partnering with Dr. Bernard Harris to offer the CGCS-Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarship Program for high school seniors who are majoring in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)

    Named after former astronaut, physician and businessman Bernard Harris, who was the first African American to walk in space, the scholarships are available to 2022 graduating seniors in urban school districts represented by the Council.

    Four $5,000 scholarships for two males and two females each will be awarded to two African American and two Hispanic seniors pursuing studies in STEM-related fields in college next fall.

    To apply for the 2022 scholarship, the application must be submitted online by May 6, 2022.

    Before applying for the scholarship, please read the Program Guidelines

    Apply here. https://cgcs.smapply.org/prog/cgcs_bernard_harris_scholarship/


    Youth Advocacy and Leadership Coalition

    The 4-H Youth Advocacy & Leadership Coalition is a civic leadership program for middle school & high school youth ages 13-18 in Cuyahoga County. The YALC develops young adult leaders by training and supporting them in advocating for youth issues and links them to their communities through service learning experiences. This non traditional 4-H club is funded through support of the Family & Children First Council.


    Click here for details.


    2022 Viking CHAMPS

    This summer, the Pathways to Practice program at CSU will be running the Viking CHAMPS program for rising 10th through 12th grades students. Any student interested or would like to explore a career in one of the many health professions are encouraged to apply. This year, students will receive ACT prep, exposure to different health profession programs here at CSU, conduct experiments in the science lab and have the opportunity to work on case studies led by a physician. Students who successfully complete the 3-week program will receive a $750 stipend!

    Click here for the application. Applications can be submitted using the link found on the last page of the application form.

    You can find more information about the program here: https://sciences.csuohio.edu/neomed/viking-champs-summer-program-for-high-school-students


    High School Seniors Make Tri-C Your First Choice!

    Join us this spring for virtual presentations that will help you navigate the enrollment process and explore opportunities available at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C). Learn about transferability, affordability, scholarship opportunities and more.


    Click here for the complete schedule.

    The 2022 Lorraine Dodero STEM Scholarship is accepting applications

    Deadline is Friday, May 20, 2022

    Back, for its 3rd year, we are so excited to be reaching out to you today!  As a past school participant with our STEM Goes Red for Girls program, we are very excited to share that your students between 9th-12th grade who identify as female are eligible to participate in this opportunity!

    In 2022, the Scholarship will award five more (5) scholarships of $5,000 each to qualifying students!  Students will need to submit a copy of their transcript, essay and (2) letters of recommendation along with their application.  Please see attached for the application with further detail.  The third class of winners will be announced later this year, but can be applied for a future school year.

    Click here for application and details.

    Dollar Bank's 2021–2022 Tuition Scholarship Contest

    Seniors, win a $10,000 Scholarship from Dollar Bank. See contest rules and requirements for eligibility.


    Virtual and Hybrid Summer Internship Program

    Cleveland Clinic's Community Health & Partnerships department offers two virtual/hybrid* summer internship programs (VSIP) focused on healthcare careers (clinical and non-clinical) and workforce development.
    • The Cleveland Clinic Louis Stokes Summer Internship Program (honoring Congressman Louis Stokes’ legacy of public service and his longstanding commitment to the youth of Cleveland)
    • Science Summer Internship Program
    Both programs give Northeast Ohio high school students the opportunity to learn and work (virtual and/or hybrid), alongside world-renowned caregivers at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus, regional hospitals, family health centers and administrative campuses. Both programs are designed to provide workforce readiness and career preparedness, increase employability and assist with the transition to college and/or employment. Each program provides opportunities to develop and refine various skills such as project management, digital literacy, academic writing and presentation, professional communication and teamwork. Students gain exposure to clinical and non-clinical healthcare fields and careers, manage learning opportunities and work responsibilities, network with Cleveland Clinic caregivers and find practical, real-world applications for their academic knowledge and pursuit of their selected career goals.
    Click here for details.

    Battle of the Teal Visual and Performing Art Program

    For our 8th season, are you able to get our statewide Battle of the Teal showcase opportunity out to your CMSD students? I have attached our brochure! 
    WHY should students participate? 
    • FREE application
    • Takes 3 minutes or same amount of time to make a social media post
    • Scholarship opportunity
    • Prizes
    • Portfolio builder
    • Exhibition credit on student resume
    • Artistic feedback from community artists
    • and more!!!!!!
    Deadline is MAY 02, 2022!!!!!



    RefPrep is an interactive online course designed for individuals to learn the foundational elements of successful sports officiating at their own pace. Completing RefPrep courses allows them the opportunity to earn a Class 3 OHSAA Officiating License by passing the state's open book officiating test. 
    What does this mean for you and your students? 
    Through RefPrep's partnership with Cleveland Metro Schools District, students can immediately start earning money by officiating sports in the CMSD and citywide Middle School Leagues. Upon high school graduation students will automatically be reclassified to a Class 2 OHSAA Officiating License, which allows officiating for JV and below games throughout the state of Ohio.
    Click here for details.
    Click here for flyer.

    Graphic Design Summer Boot Camp Innovation

    Lake Erie College -

    This 5-day boot camp is for high school students who are freshman-seniors (up to 19 years old) and have an interested in graphic design where you will be taught the basics. We will focus on introducing the industry leading software (InDesign).

    This class will be IN-PERSON

    Class is limited to 13 students.

    The cost is only $150.00.

    Class time is M-F from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

     Download the flier and register today!


    Attention 8th Graders!

    The Law & Leadership Institute is now scheduling recruitment visits for the 2022 Summer Institute!

    The LLI recruitment visit is an interactive 35-minute presentation with an LLI representative. Each presentation includes a law-based activity, a program and application overview, and a brief Q&A session. Paper applications and program brochures are distributed to interested students. Recruitment visits can be scheduled online or by emailing lli@lawandleadership.org.
    LLI is a state-wide, 4-year leadership program that inspires and prepares high school students for college and professional success through legally-based curricula and leadership training. Students attend summer and academic year sessions where they build friendships and mentor-relationships that last a lifetime. Students graduate from LLI prepared to succeed in college with a support network that continues long after the program ends.
    Find out more about Law & Leadership Institute at www.lawandleadership.org


    NEW: Digital Literacy Mentorship Program

    Empowering Youth, Exploring Justice (EYEJ)
    EYEJ drives social justice reform by empowering young people to advocate for change. The EYEJ Digital Literacy Mentorship Model is a text-based program building relationships between middle school students, aged 11–15, as mentees and Millennial mentors, aged 18–30, from the EYEJ Millennial Task Force, Cleveland and nationally to help bridge the digital literacy gap. The mentors will serve as knowledgeable resources in providing digital literacy support and building relationships with the mentees.
    Click here for details.


    STEM Day at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse

    The Cleveland Cavaliers and NeoSTEM have partnered to provide an immersive day of STEM learning, culminating with a fun and social night at the Cavs game on Saturday, March 19th. Students and their families will engage in meaningful, fun and impactful hands-on activities that connect the STEM world with the basketball world. STEM Day at RMFH seeks to serve as a building block to make lasting connections with students and their families, taking the experience beyond this one day. NeoSTEM will offer on-site STEM counseling and advice from many of the mentoring organizations that exist throughout Northeast Ohio, and share with the students and families information about existing STEM programming, while building connections for future ongoing communication and learning!
    Click here to register.

    Fulbright In The Classroom 2021

    The Fullbright Program is the flagship international exchange program of the United States. The Program aims to increase mutual understanding through cultural exchanges between the United States and 165 foreign countries. Vincent L. Briley served as a Fulbright grantee in Germany in 2012 and would like to share his experiences with you as part of the 2021 Fulbright In The Classroom.
    Fulbright in the Classroom connects Fulbright alumni and current international visitors with K-through-College classrooms across America to share their experiences and introduce students to foreign countries and cultures.
    This will be a 45-minute virtual presentation via Zoom and an opportunity to learn together through international exchange.
    More information about the Fulbright program can be found here https://us.fulbrightonline.org/
    Please contact Vincent L. Briley at (216) 772 - 9671 or VincentBriley@Gmail.com to get connected.

    College Board Opportunity Scholarships

    The Scholarships

    Open now to the Class of 2022: Complete these 6 college planning steps for 6 separate chances at $500. When you finish all 6, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a $40,000 scholarship, but you can still earn money even if you don’t complete them all.


    Apply today


    What Should Schools Be?

    Student Survey
    A group of students from Cleveland School of Arts have been tasked by CEO Eric Gordon to re-envision how school could look and function in the future. In order to gather insight from students all over the district, they have created a survey for peers in other schools.
    Here is a link to a short 45-second video that introduces what the survey intends to do.


    Free College for Future Educators

    An Ohio Scholarship Program for People of Color
    Ohio Federation of Teachers is committed to bringing more people of color into the teaching profession.
    • Scholarships cover the cost of tuition, fees, and books
    • Mentorship program to guide students
    • Tutoring and other support services are available
    • Specialized programs for learners at all levels
    • In partnership with Central State University, Easter Gateway Community College and The Student Resource Center
    Click here for details.


    Free Homework Help

    Monday - Thursday
    Coach Sam's Scholars is offering Free Homework help.
    St. Paul's Community Church | 4:00 - 6:00 pm
    JFK Recreation Center | 12:00 - 2:00 pm and 5:00 - 7:00 pm
    Click here for more information.
    Questions? Call 216-835-4705 or 216-223-3020

    The President's Council Scholarship

    The Presidents’ Council offers this scholarship program to Northeast Ohio African-American high school students with a GPA between 2.0 and 3.0 in grades 10th through 12th. 
    PC Scholars works with these students on our four pillars: academics, life skills, career preparedness and leadership over the course of three years. At the end of their time in the program, students are eligible for scholarships that could range from $1,500 - $3,000 from The Presidents’ Council that are renewable all four years of college and managed by our partner College Now. 
    Right now, we are recruiting current 9th-11th grade scholars for our program for the current academic year. I wanted to share our information with you to see if you could share it with your students and their parents. I would love to present this information to your scholars as well if the opportunity is presented. We do everything we can to help students achieve their dreams and become the best version of themselves. 
    You can find more information at our website, where students can also apply: https://thepresidentscouncil.com/scholarships/

    Free Remote Drop-In Tutoring Available to K-12 Learners

    The Community Learning Center at Cleveland State University hosts FREE drop-in remote tutoring via Zoom:
    Mondays: 4:00-5:00
    Wednesdays: 5:00-6:00
    Saturdays 11:00-12:00
    Sundays: 3:00-4:00
    Visit their website or contact me for more information.

    Tri-C Financial Aid Nights

    Are you a current or prospective student looking for information about the FAFSA or Tri-C’s financial aid process? Join us the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. for a live, interactive virtual session!* 
    *Sessions take place via Webex. Easy to access from any device.
    Click here for details.

    Parent University Virtual College Tours

    Typically, the FACE department offers college bus tours. Due to COVID-19 we are not able to take families and scholars on these tours. We have worked with several universities and colleges to offer virtual college tours. Below is a list of colleges and universities that offer virtual tours. Click on the below link to attend or register for virtual tours. We hope that you will take this opportunity to explore the possibilities in the virtual realm with your scholar. 

    Virtual Learning Opportunities for Parents/Caregivers

    There are many community partners, agencies and organizations offering FREE online learning opportunities. Please check out the offerings below to attend a variety of workshops on topics which will assist you with supporting your family and gain new skills. These offerings include Online Computer Training, free high-quality courses, and career training programs online, and SEL and academic workshops to support scholars and families. Check them out on our Parent University webpage.