Our counseling team receives several academic and extracurricular opportunities that may be of interest to our families. We compile these resources together into one convenient page. Resources consist of internships, volunteer opportunities, and enrichment programs hosted by outside organizations. We encourage families to look through this every week and participate in programs that are of interest to them. Students are encouraged to utilize this resource to find meaningful activities which may enhance their passions and college competitiveness.


City of Pasadena Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department Now Hiring

Seeking enthusiastic and motivated individuals with a passion for working with youth. Our Summer Day Camps, Aquatics, and Youth Sports programs need qualified candidates to supervise and conduct recreational activities.

Open Positions: Day Camp Director ($21.77-29.18/hour), Instructor ($16.33-19.71/hour), Recreation Leader ($15-16.30/hour), Aquatics Supervisor ($24.82-31.00/hour), Pool Manager ($19.86-24.80/hour), Senior Lifeguard (16.45-20.55/hour), Lifeguard ($16.00/hour), Junior Lifeguard ($15.00/hour).


Jersey Mikes Actively Hiring High School Students

Our local Jersey Mike’s wants to hire more high school students.

Colleges and universities love job experience and Jersey Mike’s offers students flexible schedules, competitive pay, full and part-time position offerings, as well as a fun and energetic atmosphere.

Who do you know who would be a good fit? Learn more about building your future by building Jersey Mike’s subs



Windows on Williams (WOW)

Who: 12th grade

Deadline: August 1, 2022

High school seniors are given the opportunity to spend three all-expenses-paid days at Williams. WOW is a selective program open to high school students in the U.S. and Puerto Rico; preference is given to high-achieving students who couldn’t otherwise afford to visit Williams.

WOW participants stay in dorms with current students, attend classes, meet with professors, and learn about our admission process and our extraordinary financial aid program.

The fall 2022 WOW dates are Thursday, September 22 - Saturday, September 24 and Thursday, October 20 - Saturday, October 22. There are two application deadlines. Regardless of when you apply, you’ll have the opportunity to select which WOW program you want to attend.

Link: https://myadmission.williams.e...

UC Application and PIQ Summer Workshops

Who: 2023 Incoming College Freshman

Join UCSB Admissions as we help you work through the 2023 UC application. Get ready to apply this fall by attending one or more of the following workshops: UCSB Freshman Selection, UC Personal Insight Questions, Freshman UC Application Overview

Virtual Presentations available in June, July and August

Link: https://connect.admissions.ucs...

UC Personal Insight Question (PIQ) Worksheets

Download the new UC PIQ Worksheets! We highly encourage the students to register for our summer PIQ Overview webinars.

Freshman PIQ worksheet (Also available in Spanish.)

Transfer PIQ worksheet (Also available in Spanish.)

UCLA Game Lab Summer Institute

Who: High School Students

The UCLA Game Lab Summer Institute introduces high school students to game-making as an artistic practice, teaching them techniques and tools to develop analog and digital games that reflect their own creative vision. No previous game-making skills are required! Students with an interest in games and visual arts will find the curriculum especially rewarding–and those who complete the two-week program receive 4 units of college credit!

This summer we’re featuring two sessions of the program: an online, virtual classroom version, as well as an in-person, residential program at UCLA. The two sessions offer nearly identical instruction and game design projects—but now you can choose between an online or an on-campus experience! The dates for Summer 2022:

  • Session A (online, virtual classroom): July 11, 2022 – July 22, 2022
  • Session B (in-person, residential): July 24, 2022 – August 6, 2022

Scholarship for program listed below under Scholarship Opportunities.

Enrollment is open starting February 15— and tends to fill up pretty quickly! To register and enroll directly, please visit UCLA Summer Sessions on the web.

Engineering Summer Programs at USC

Who: High School Students

1. Online Pre-College Programs: Introduction to Cybersecurity

  • 4 Week Online Interactive Program
  • Students will come to understand cybersecurity from the perspective of the security experts, companies, government, individuals and even hackers

Program Dates: April 25 – May 29 or August 1 – August 14


Summer Programs at UC Berkeley

Who: High School Students

Study at UC Berkeley this summer and get a head start on your academic plans. Learn from UC Berkeley faculty & experience university life alongside UC Berkeley students. Get to know the Bay Area and form lasting connections from around the country and the world.

Program Website:

Summer 2021 Recorded Presentation featuring testimonials:

Marine Biology Research Field Program

Deadline: Rolling Admissions

Come to South Africa to take part in the Research Field Course with us.

During our experiential Field Research Program, students gain hands-on practical training in conducting a wide range of research projects, from population dynamics to movement ecology projects on marine species (including sharks and cetaceans), from intertidal community biodiversity assessments to fishery-related research. Students are not just observers but rather they are an integral part of our research team, learning how to properly collect data while gaining valuable insight and training in the latest research methods and seamanship: all aimed at equipping them with the necessary practical skills to be successful marine researchers and conservationists.

Our program has been recognized by many international universities providing up to a full semester credit for one month with us due to the intensive experience obtained by the students.

Program Structure

  • Arrival 1st of the month – any time
  • 2nd-3rd orientation & safety briefing
  • 4th to month end – program activities
  • Work conducted Monday through Friday
  • Work hours from 7am to 6pm
  • Weekends are left for resting and additional recreational activities
  • Departure 1st of the next month

To get an idea of the program, you can have a look at our,

Summer Reading & Writing Skills

Who: 6th-11th

In these effective and enjoyable programs, your son or daughter will make substantial gains in comprehension in fiction and nonfiction, learn to read twice as fast, and become a better writer. Students expand their vocabulary and learn the best way to take notes and study for tests.

Students learn effective techniques that improve writing skills and build confidence. Your child will complete homework and writing assignments more quickly and easily, get better grades, and enjoy reading more.

For more information or to register Call 1-800-715-1498

Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) Volunteer Research Opportunity

Who: High School Students

Looking for student volunteers to help boost recruitment for. major study of pediatric anxiety treatment at CHLA. Students go around community and post study flyers in areas they believe parents with children in the age range of 8-17 are frequent.

Students who are interested in volunteering send email with name, the school of attendance, and email address.

University of Washington Online Summer Classes

Who: High School Students

Registration is now open for online summer enrichment classes at the University of Washington. This is a great opportunity high school students looking for unique summer learning opportunities. A variety of STEM and Arts/Humanities classes are scheduled including:

  • Esports, Gaming & Broadcasting
  • Make It! Innovation Design Lab: Circuits & Computers
  • Photography
  • Sharpen Your Writing Skills
  • Writers Workshop
  • Writing for College Readiness


New Meetings for The Connection

Who: 13-19 years of age

When: Every Tuesday 6:30pm-7:30pm

Where: Bean Town. 43 N. Baldwin, Sierra Madre

One has three distinct lines of support: Online, In-Community, and One on Campus. One is the award-winning 501(C)3 nonprofit organization and the first early intervention program of its kind. We translate the core philosophies of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) into a relevant and engaging format.

At one, we utilize the power of film, art, music, spoken words and the lost art of conversation to ignite the passion that exists within every young person.


RISE (Residential Intensive Summer Education) Program

Who: Rising Seniors

The Residential Intensive Summer Education (RISE) program is a FREE five-day, four-night program on campus that will prepare you to not only transition into a university environment but specifically help prepare you for life as a college student. During the program, you will have the opportunity to meet Cal Poly Pomona faculty and staff and engage with current Cal Poly Pomona students. We hold workshops that cover financial aid, how to apply to college, how to select a major and school, along with other important skills to have in college such as time management and study habits.

Program Dates: July 31, 2022 - August 4, 2022


Summer Opportunity for Students - Counselor in Training!

Who: 10th - 12th

We run a 9 week Summer Camp Program at all our 3 California Facilities (Pasadena, South Pasadena, San Gabriel/Rosemead) and love to invite fresh new faces to join our team as Counselors in Training (CIT). These students would be working alongside our Counselors helping to provide an amazing camp experience for our campers. The age range these students would be working with is from 5 to 10 years old. They would help our counselors prep and assist in completing activities with all campers and ensure that they are having a great time all while gaining community service hours, if needed.

To apply/ask questions email or call Debbie at or (626) 255-0357

Citrus College Summer Class

Test-Taking Strategies

Who: ages 9-15

When: Saturday, August 6th 1:00-4pm

Do you have anxiety about tests? Do you know more than you're able to show on a test? This class teaches you tips for reducing test anxiety and improving test resources and information organization. Students will also learn to recognize absolute words, keywords and clue words.

Link for all classes: https://citruscollege.augusoft...

Metropolitan Animal Specialty Hospital (MASH)

MASH is an Emergency and Specialty Hospital located in the heart of Hollywood and we are passionate about educating young students who are interested in learning about the veterinary field. This Animal Hospital is creating an internship program for students that are interested in a future as a Vet Tech or Veterinarian.

Contact Information: 855-350-7387

Women of Distinction

For 150 years, Smith College has emboldened students to become engaged global citizens who change the world. Join the Women of Distinction program and learn more about the possibilities Smith holds for you.

Women of Distinction is an all expense paid fly-in program at Smith that serves as an opportunity for rising high school seniors (class of 2023) to learn about the unique opportunities at Smith for African American, Latina, Native American, Asian American, and first generation college students.

Program Dates: October 14-16th


Free Summer Webinars

We want you and your families to be able to plan ahead and set your plans for the summer early! Share our summer resource flyer with your families to get them the insight they need on relevant topics like leveraging their summer to get a head start on fall and making the transition into high school.

Examples of webinars being offered: Student Mental Health Challenges and Academic Impact, Insider’s Guide to College Admissions Testing, etc.

Link: https://19956770.fs1.hubspotus...

College Night Fairs

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Where: Pasadena Convention Center Pasadena, CA

CSU College Nights have been planned for the general public. Attendees will have a chance to partake in a college fair and meet with CSU campus representatives from all 23 CSU Campuses. These events are free!



    Student Scholarship Awards from has recently developed scholarships to help make higher education more accessible.

    Our Student Scholarship Awards from were designed to help students ease the financial burden that comes with earning a college degree. These scholarships each offer a $500 academic award to their winners, and have an application deadline of September 1st. Here are the scholarships featured on our scholarship awards page:

    We want to help as many students as possible. If you feel these scholarships would provide beneficial resources to your community, please feel free to link to them on your College Financial Aid page.

    Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) College Scholarship

    Who: Seniors

    The Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) offers college scholarship opportunities to students if this may be a path they'd like to explore.

    Attached is a one page flyer that gives basic information and contact information.

    Nicholas Endowment TFT Summer Institute Scholarship

    Deadline: Application submissions and award decisions are on a rolling basis

    The Nicholas Endowment TFT Summer Institute Scholarship for Film & Television is a need and merit-based scholarship opportunity for underserved/underrepresented high school students enrolled in grades 9-12 who would benefit significantly from a Summer Institute experience. Both partial and full scholarships are available for high school students enrolled in a UCLA Film & Television Summer Institute. (Program under Enrichment Opportunities above)

    For more information on the scholarship and how to apply, visit our website at:


    Bed Bath & Beyond College Checklist Event

    The 2022 College Savings Pass will be available for signup starting on 5/1/22 and will not expire until 9/30/22 (student verification required; standard coupon terms and shipping charges apply).

    All Bed Bath & Beyond locations will be hosting an event for your Seniors on July 16 and 17 to help them get ready for college. We look forward to sharing more details in the coming weeks!


    Revolution Prep Free $200 Gift Card

    In a time full of uncertainty, Revolution Prep is here to support you and your family as you navigate the changing academic and college admissions landscape. Staying focused on academic goals through the summer can keep your child from feeling frantic come fall. Our tutors are here to help your child finish the school year at their very best and get prepared for fall.

    Revolution prep is giving your child $200 toward live online tutoring with experts in more than 100 school and standardized testing subjects.



    La Salle College Preparatory was founded in 1956. Today, we are the only truly diverse and co-educational Catholic high school in Pasadena.