College and Career Center (3rd Floor)
Summer Program Alert:
These week-long programs provide leadership development, career exploration and teambuilding training, while letting students stay on a college campus, build a network of professionals and meet like-minded peers from across the state of Georgia! Any high school student in Georgia (rising sophomore – rising senior) can apply to a summer institute before Sunday, March 1st:
Summer Youth Leadership Institute (SYLI) (May 31 – June 5) at Emory – business, entrepreneurship focus for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors; there is a $395 fee to attend if accepted, but please emphasize that we have financial aid for anyone who needs it
WarnerMedia Institute for Future Leaders (YMI) (June 21-26) at Ga Tech – sponsored by WarnerMedia, explores the careers of media. For rising juniors and seniors only
Healthcare & IT Institute (HII) (July 12-17) at Kennesaw State University– our newest program, focused on healthcare and technology for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors; there is a $395 fee to attend if accepted, but please emphasize that we have financial aid for anyone who needs it
Students can learn about each institute and apply at https://www.21stcenturyleaders.org/student-programs/summer/
**While a recommendation form is required for all new student applicants (those who have never participated in a 21CL program prior), it’s ok if the rec form is submitted past the application deadline, as long as the student application is turned in on time. Applicants only need one recommendation; recommenders can recommend more than one student.
The deadline for EarthCare (June 7-12 at Georgia College & State University) is Sunday, March 15th. EarthCare, sponsored by the Georgia Power Foundation, focuses on STEM fields and careers, includes an outdoor ropes course, and highlights diversity training and public speaking.
Here at South Atlanta High School's College and Career Center, we value the college process. We see it as an opportunity to make a decision about your future based on a thoughtful, rather than frantic, approach.
We strive to help students see this process as a mode of self-discovery and another way to fully and authentically engage in their high school experience. What makes a place right or wrong depends on the fit between its culture and personality and your wants and needs. Learning how to uncover your wants and needs (intellectual, financial, socio-emotional, geographical) will help you become the best applicant for college.
We want to give you as much individual attention as you will allow to help you uncover your wants and needs and enable you to make the best decision. If you have questions, anxieties, fears, or comments, come to the College and Career Center and talk to one of us!
All application fees are waived. Transcripts and Test Score folders will be provided. Feel free to spread the word to any interested students. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.