A Pre-College Summer Enrichment Program for Teens

Why Summer Springboard?

Prepare

for College and Beyond

Prepare

for College and Beyond

You’re at an exciting time in life. To help prepare for your next steps, we’ve designed a dynamic program that combines academic rigor with skills to help you maximize your productivity, leadership potential, interpersonal skills and overall effectiveness.

Develop

Personal Leadership Skills

Develop

Personal Leadership Skills

Dedicate time to understanding your strengths, weaknesses and goals. Summer Springboard gives you a chance to explore new areas, and develop your personal leadership style through exercises, group projects, and reflection.

Experience

College Life

Experience

College Life

Live in a dorm on one of the country’s top campuses. Get to know other students. Walk the grounds and enjoy meals in the campus cafeteria. Check out the campus store. You’ll spend two weeks experiencing life on a campus, up close and personal.

Explore

Academic & Career Interests

Explore

Academic & Career Interests

Use your time at Summer Springboard to explore a new interest area. You’ll be introduced to the most current topics and engage in interesting projects in exciting fields. You may find a new major or confirm one you already had in mind.

Learn

from Academic & Industry Experts

Learn

from Academic & Industry Experts

Learn from topic experts with a passion for teaching. A selection of the best and the brightest will guide and inspire you as you prepare for your next step. You’ll also hear the stories of career and personal growth from engaging guest speakers.

Campus Locations

Campus Locations

We are proud to partner with some of the nation’s leading universities like UC Berkeley and Yale University to offer students a rich taste of life on a major campus. Each campus has been selected for our summer enrichment programs based on outstanding academic excellence and rigor, reputation for safety and comfort, and capacity to inspire students to reach their full potential.

Summer Springboard programs are not run by our campus partners. Universities and their affiliated departments are not responsible for the Summer Springboard program in any way.

Summer Springboard Difference

Summer Springboard Difference

Summer Springboard offers a compelling fusion of academics and self discovery. Our dynamic project-based approach gives students the chance to learn, practice and explore their interests and passions. At the heart of our summer programs are the Summer Springboard Personal Leadership Framework and Personal Roadmap. These help students to understand more about themselves, where they want to go in life, and the success skills-such as communication, critical thinking, and effective team management- needed to achieve their goals.

Program Schedule

Program Schedule

Our signature two-week program offers college-bound teens a one-of-a-kind campus experience at leading universities to learn more about themselves, as well as the world around them. Academics and self-discovery intersect in a unique curriculum-the Summer Springboard Personal Leadership Framework- to prepare students for success throughout their life. In addition to attending workshops and classes, students will complete group projects and learn from industry experts. Additional program details will be announced in November 2016.

About the Team

Summer Springboard was founded by a team of passionate industry experts to give college-bound teens a supportive environment where they can explore their personal and academic passions. Leveraging the years of success enjoyed by our sister organizations, Global Leadership Adventures and Discover Corps, Summer Springboard aims to continue the tradition of providing unique and compelling summer experiences for college-bound teens as they look to grow, expand and impact their communities. We are proudly based in San Diego, CA.

About Summer Springboard

Look Inward. Go Upward.

Your journey to success and life achievement is complex and deeply personal. Your aspirations may be very different from another’s. At Summer Springboard, we believe goals can best be realized when you have a true sense of what makes you unique—your strengths, weaknesses, interests and dreams. To help your self-discovery process, we’ve developed the Summer Springboard Personal Leadership Framework. This curriculum will arm you with the skills, tools, and insights you need to leap forward, reach your academic and personal goals, and profoundly impact the world around you.

Preparation for Life

There’s a reason some of the most popular courses at leading colleges, like Harvard University and Stanford University, focus on happiness and crafting a fulfilling life. Hungry to learn how to be their best selves, students seek out the knowledge and insights they need before they set out on their own personal life adventures. As part of Summer Springboard, students will leave their on-campus experience with a Personal Roadmap to summarize their reflection and program efforts. Our unique curriculum has been designed to provide high school students with insights and tools that can help them be happier and more productive, for the rest of their high school years, in college and beyond.

360 Degree Academic Exploration

With Summer Springboard, you won’t sit in a lecture hall all day. Our high school summer programs blend rich academic coursework with dynamic workshops and projects that foster self-discovery and personal leadership development. You’ll spend the summer partnering with like-minded students in Academic Exploration Tracks, working together on stimulating real-world projects, reviewing the latest research findings on personal development, learning from leading industry experts in your field of interest, and exploring careers and personal passions.

Summer 2019 Academic Exploration Tracks may include

  • Medicine & Healthcare
  • Public Health
  • Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Engineering & Innovation
  • Trial Law
  • Computer Science
  • Digital Journalism
  • Creative Writing
  • Politics & Public Policy

At Summer Springboard, we believe that you must look inward to go upward.

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