Upcoming Special Programs and Events

Rising Juniors & Seniors are invited to apply to participate in Harvest Hope’s Youth Ambassador Program. Youth Ambassadors represent an outstanding & committed group of high school juniors and seniors actively engaged in reducing hunger in Greenville County. These students assist with various Harvest Hope projects and events throughout the school year. PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS: A minimum of 40 service hours throughout the 2018-19 school year to include:Any 1 of 3 Summer Service Days: 6/18, 7/16 or 8/6 (9am-11am), At least one of Harvest Hope’s community events, and A choice of any other Harvest Hope events, projects or programs. For more information or to apply, click here. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, MAY 11th 2018.

A faithful Catholic education can prepare students not only for a career, but for life. To get a taste of the value of a faithful Catholic education, high school students are encouraged to look at summer programs at the colleges recommended in The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College. 

These programs are a great opportunity for high school students to strengthen their academic and extracurricular skills, grow in their spiritual lives, get a head-start on college visits, learn from distinguished professors, make lifelong friends, and experience what faithful Catholic education is all about.

Please click here for more information and a full listing of programs offered by schools like Catholic University, DeSales, University of Dallas, and more.

The Busch School Summer Business Institute at Catholic University is an exciting week-long educational experience in business innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership, and ethics through the lens of Catholic Social Doctrine. From Sunday, June 24 through Friday, June 29, rising juniors and seniors in high school will have the opportunity to dive hands-on into business principles, competitions, and applications, while experiencing a taste of college life in Washington, DC.

Click here for more information or to apply. The cost is $300 which includes housing and meals. The priority deadline is March 9th. These applicants will hear back by March 16th. All other applications are due by May 1st.

Belmont Abbey College offers a summer program called Schola, taking place during 3 separate sessions in July 2018.

Session 1: July 9-14, 2018
Session 2: July 15-21, 2018
Session 3: July 22-28, 2018

Schola offers a unique opportunity to rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to spend an elevating and revitalizing week engaged in a rich schedule of academic, cultural, and recreational activities centered on lively seminars discussing several of the great books of the Western world. While living on campus, attendees will enjoy a balanced mix of reading, seminars, relaxation, and conviviality.

Mornings and early afternoons are devoted to small group seminars discussing works by masters of the Western intellectual tradition, including Plato, Shakespeare, St. Augustine, and Flannery O’Connor. Outside of class, participants enjoy daily sports and social events, visits to the celebrated Mint Museum in Charlotte, a staged reading of a Shakespeare play, hiking in the nearby Appalachian Mountains, white water rafting at the U.S. National White Water Center in Charlotte, as well as other social and recreational activities.

Click here for more information or to apply.

The inaugural Philos-Sophia Essay Contest is now open. Dr. Wolfgang Smith, whose work has inspired the creation of the Philos-Sophia Initiative Foundation, explains: “There exists at present a glaring discrepancy between what the discipline known as ‘philosophy’ was in ancient times, and what it has come to be in our day.” The need for true philos-sophia — an idiom in ancient Greek meaning love of wisdom — is pronounced in our time, “and has in fact only been exacerbated by the pseudo-philosophical doctrines that have usurped its place.” To counter this trend, the Initiative was founded “to promote the restitution of authentic philosophy.”


Application is open to all students high-school age and younger, and the author of the winning essay will be the recipient of a PSIF Fellowship which includes a $5,000 scholarship.

A winning essay will be one that exhibits either latent or manifest philosophical talent. Application is open to all students high-school age and younger, and the author of the winning essay will be the recipient of a PSIF Fellowship which includes a $5,000 scholarship. SUBMISSION DEADLINE is May 31, 2018Click here for more information or to apply.

Horizons high school is an unprecedented opportunity to further develop highly sought after technology skills. This program is designed to build highly technical leaders and accelerate a student’s success before they even step foot on a college campus.

In a 7-week immersive course, students learn how to build end-to-end web and mobile applications using cutting-edge technologies and frameworks. Our curriculum is specially designed by former engineers at leading technology companies (Salesforce, Optimizely, D.E. Shaw, Khan Academy, Palantir).

Students also complete an on-site internship or work on their own startup. This experiential learning complements students’ classroom experience and grooms them to excel both in the workforce, in college, and in the broader technology community.

Horizons High School cohort takes place from June 18th to August 3rd in downtown San Francisco campus. Click here for more information.

Greenville City Youth Commission has several openings for students in grades 9-12. The purpose of the Youth Commission is to advise City Council, the City Manager and other city staff, to ensure an ongoing and official place in the city’s comprehensive planning, to increase communication between the city’s adults and youth, and to ensure that the youth in the community are an integral part of government decision making. For more information, click here.