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Selected Resources and Opportunities for Leadership & Service
This list features some excellent opportunities available to middle and high school students. Visit our website at
www.cty.jhu.edu/imagine for links to additional summer programs, competitions, and internships.
In local competitions, teams of high school students
answer questions on such topics as food security and
global affairs. Winning teams advance to the national
competition in Washington, DC, in April, where they
compete for the title of national champion.
www.worldaffairscouncils.org [Click on Programs]
The Congressional Award
Participants ages 14-23 establish and pursue a
series of goals in Volunteer Public Service, Personal
Development, Physical Fitness, or Expedition/
Exploration. Medals are awarded to students who
complete their goals. http://congressionalaward.org
David S. Barr Award
One high school journalist, who broadcasted or
published a piece that helped promote justice
and fairness, wins $1,000 for his or her work.
Teams of students in grades K-12 submit designs
for new technology that benefits society. Regional
winners receive a notebook computer and software
for their school and build a website and prototype
of their design. Members of first- and second-place
teams each receive a $10,000 and $5,000 savings
bond, respectively, and an all-expenses-paid trip
to Washington, DC, for an awards ceremony.
Future Business Leaders of America
At state leadership conferences, students compete
in events testing their business knowledge and skills.
Top state winners are eligible to compete at the
National Leadership Conference in June. The
2016 NLC will be held in Atlanta, Georgia.
Future Problem Solving Program
Individuals or teams of students in grades 4-12 may
participate in one of three ways: by identifying and
reporting on a real problem in their community; by
developing a short story in which they describe the
future outcome of a current event; or by applying
problem-solving skills to a topic of global concern.
Top-scoring individuals and teams in three divisions
(Junior, Middle, and Senior) are invited to Affiliate
Competitions, where first-place winners are eligible
to advance to the International Competition, held at
Michigan State University in June. www.fpspi.org
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
Ten students ages 8-18 who have worked on projects
focused on helping their communities or protecting
the health and sustainability of the environment
receive $5,000 to apply to their higher education or
their service project. Entrants must be nominated by
an adult who has solid knowledge of the nominee's
Jefferson Awards Foundation Programs
Outstanding contributors from the following programs are honored at the Jefferson Awards National
Ceremony in Washington, DC.
GlobeChangers identifies young Americans ages
5-25 with ideas that align with the Millennium
Development Goals and provides training and
mentorship for them to bring their ideas to fruition.
Lead360 seeks ideas for social change from
people ages 5-25 and turns them into projects
that anyone can replicate.
Students in Action provides high school students with training to build a culture of service in
their schools and communities.
Profile in Courage Essay Contest
Students in grades 9-12 submit a 700-1,000-word
essay about an elected public official who has
demonstrated political courage. Winning essayists
receive cash awards. The first-place winner also
travels to the JFK Presidential Library in Boston to
accept the award. www.jfklibrary.org/education/
Prudential Spirit of Community Award
Students in grades 5-12 who have engaged in a
volunteer activity during the previous year apply
through their school or local organization such as Girl
Scouts, 4-H, American Red Cross, or YMCA. Two
top volunteers from each state and Washington, DC,
each receive $1,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to
Washington, DC, where 10 honorees each receive
$5,000 and a $5,000 grant for a charitable organization
of their choice. http://spirit.prudential.com
Youth Service America Global
Individuals ages 25 and under create a photo,
drawing, painting, or graphic demonstrating how
youth will take a leadership role in helping to fulfill
the Sustainable Development Goals. Winners will
receive a gift card and be recognized nationally.
Grades specified refer to students' 2015-16 status.
All programs are residential unless otherwise noted.
American Youth Leadership Program
Ages 15-17; 4 weeks. Students travel to communities
in Africa, Asia, Europe, or South America, where
they examine globally significant issues through
homestays, leadership training, and community
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - March/April 2016
In My Own Words Senator Barbara Mikulski
Run, Ride, Sell! Funding causes that matter
Start Something! Initiatives by kids, for kids
Changing Lives, One School at a Time Making a difference for students in need
Empowered to Make a Difference The Civic Leadership Institute at CTY and CTD
Sharing the Gifts of Music The Forget-Me-Not Family Ensemble
Service, Leadership, Entrepreneurship . . . Launch! Learning the art of the startup at MIT Launch
Sharing the Rewards Building a shadowing program for my peers
Discovering the Leader Within Exploring leadership and social justice at Brown
Gap Year A time to refresh, serve, and grow
Research at the Edge of the World An Antarctic photo essay
Selected Opportunities and Resources
Off the Shelf Review of Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See
Exploring Career Options Interview with entrepreneur Henry Albrecht, CEO, Limeade
One Step Ahead My college startup
Planning Ahead for College Skills and knowledge for college success
Students Review: Lehigh University
Mark Your Calendar
Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - March/April 2016