The Academy of Business Leadership offers programs for future leaders held on five college campuses of University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); Loyola Marymount University (LMU); University of Southern California (USC); California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA); and California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). During SBLI, participants are taught by talented MBA graduates from top universities. They also create business plans, invest in a fictitious stock portfolio, go on field trips to fortune 500 companies and leading institutions and corporations, create a personalized action plan for college, and learn leadership skills and core values. ABL scholars get a 10-to-20 year head start, inspiring them to see themselves as Leaders NOW who will rise to become the future conscious, conscientious & transformational corporate, entrepreneurial, social entrepreneurial, philanthropic, and civic leaders of America & the world, while inculcating in them the value of Giving Back NOW. Students learn about life on a college campus from our college-aged leadership support site staff and from university administration. After SBLI, students have the opportunity to apply for the year-long advanced leadership training programs including: Building Outstanding Leaders Today (BOLT), Business and Leadership 2.0, ABL Ambassadors, and the ABL Leadership Institute. advanced leadership program and the ABL Leadership Institute.
The ACLU Advocacy Institute’s Summer Advocacy Program will bring together a diverse group of high school students (ages 15-18) from across the United States to participate in a week-long, firsthand learning experience for the next generation of social justice advocates.
This is a unique program for high school and college students who want to help save lives with the American Red Cross. By hosting a blood drive while school is out of session, you’ll get the opportunity to win a scholarship, a meaningful leadership experience, a gift card award and the accomplishment of helping ensure a reliable blood supply. This leadership program is also a great way to rack up on volunteer hours.
HSAP provides current high school juniors and seniors with an authentic science and engineering research experience alongside university researchers sponsored by the Army Research Office. Though this commuter program students will develop skills in Army critical science and engineering research areas in a university lab setting to prepare them for the next steps of their educational and professional career.
REAP is a summer STEM program that places talented high school students, from groups historically under-represented and underserved in STEM, in research apprenticeships at area colleges and universities. REAP apprentices work under the direct supervision of a mentor on a hands-on research project. REAP apprentices are exposed to the real world of research, they gain valuable mentorship, and they learn about education and career opportunities in STEM. REAP apprenticeships are 5-8 weeks in length (minimum of 200 hours) and apprentices receive a stipend.
SEAP matches practicing DoD scientists with talented high school students creating a direct mentor-student relationship that provides students with training that is unparalleled at most high schools. SEAP participants receive first-hand research experience and exposure to Department of Defense laboratories. SEAP fosters desire in its participants to pursue further training and careers in STEM.
We are proud to continue to encourage and provide volunteer opportunities for today’s youth. Assisteens membership is open to young women and men in grades 7 to 12. The goals of participation are to develop a sense of community responsibility, self-reliance, personal responsibility, public speaking and leadership skills.
Assisteens raise money to fund ongoing philanthropic programs to benefit the community. Each Assisteens Auxiliary may choose their own programs and assist the chapter with their programs and fundraisers. Some examples of current programs include teen mentoring, meals for homeless shelters, hygiene kits, backpacks for foster children, visits to senior centers and reading programs.
Every year, Student Leaders® connects promising high school juniors and seniors to jobs that help prepare them for a brighter future. The program recognizes high school students that step outside the classroom to serve their own communities, and beyond. Student leaders are awarded paid summer internships with local nonprofits and participate in the Student Leadership Summit.
Best Friends Animal Society Los Angeles is working collaboratively with animal rescue groups, city shelters and passionate individuals who are all dedicated to the mission of making Los Angeles a no-kill city. As part of this mission, Best Friends hosts adoption and fundraising events, runs the Best Friends Pet Adoption & Spay Neuter Center in Mission Hills, and leads the NKLA initiative.
The BCE Honors program for high-school students offers a comprehensive experience which allow you to experience college life first-hand, and tackle the seemingly-intimidating college search. Taking two university-level courses, working towards six college credits, serving the community, receiving mentorship, and engaging with fellow students, faculty and peer advisors help you to become familiar with independent student life. The BCE honors has proudly hosted talented high-school students to live and learn for twenty-years on the heights!