Both the STATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE and the YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE actively encourage students to participate in and explore civic leadership responsibilities in the community through community service projects that help students see themselves as responsible citizens and potential leaders at the local, state and national levels. The conferences focus on one main goal: students will gain understanding and confidence that impress upon them the qualities of a good citizen in this challenging and changing society.
The CLOSE UP PROGRAM FOR NEW AMERICANS is an educational program for recently immigrated students. The program explores the United States government process and issues at the local and state levels. Students participate in community related activities and service-learning projects tat help them become familiar with government processes, issues and concerns. The various activities lay the groundwork for the program’s last component: the Washington Study Visit. At the nationÕs capital, students are given a hands-on leaning experience by directly interacting with policymakers and government leaders in seminars and small group discussions.
MAKING OF AN ENGINEER is an early college experience program at the University of Denver for selected scholarship recipients. In addition, the University Residency Program makes available to qualified students an opportunity to experience university life in an exciting and challenging course of study in preparation for future university study.
University of California Santa Barbara Junior’s Program
This program offers migrant students the opportunity to experience college life through participation in regular college courses. Approximately 6 high school students in the 11th grade with a GPA of 3.5 participate in a six week residential program and earn college credit while attending two regular courses. In addition, students are required to complete regular assigned homework and exams.
This is a middle school project for students and their parents aimed at strengthening communication between schools, teachers, parents and Migrant Education. Various techniques and strategies are explored that contributed to the process of developing and achieving long term goals, positive social interaction and communication skills.