Seizing the Opportunity

Throughout the school year, Ms. Lazarchik keeps an Experiential Learning Catalog on the Resources page of the portal. Students can use it to source summer programs, internships, service opportunities and more. Of course, students can source their own programs as well. And our students were busy this summer! 

In addition to summer jobs and training for athletics, GA students engaged in volunteer work, completed internships, participated in special academic and leadership programming and took courses. Below are programs and opportunities they took part in this summer alone:
  • service trips to the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Honduras
  • Internships in the fields of marketing, veterinary science, politics, medicine, real estate, law, architecture and investments and at institutions including NASA, University Hospitals, the Cleveland Clinic, Technology House, CWRU and the FBI.
  • volunteer work with organizations including Medwish, Meals on Wheels, The Fest, Homeless Hookup, Fieldstone Farms, the Denver Police Department, University Hospitals, Westside Catholic Center, the Cleveland Food Bank, St. Adalbert’s, Humble Designs, Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank and Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad; working at church and cultural camps, in animal shelters, vet hospitals and with service dogs; making care packages for Ukrainians; teaching ESL classes online to Hondurans; and helping with Gilmour’s sled hockey program for disabled teens
  • national competition for speech and debate
  • self-study coursework in functions, Spanish and computer programming
  • Gilmour’s Catalyst program
  • courses at Gilmour through the Summer Institute
  • a host of academic courses and programs around the country (and world)
    • Future CEO Program (Harvard)
    • Medical Camp (Wake Forest)
    • Medical Career Camp and Pre-Law Camp (BGSU)
    • National Student Leadership Conference on Intelligence and National Security (American University)
    • Quantum Mechanics Program (Brown)
    • Mexican Women’s Empowerment Camp
    • engineering camps (Dayton and Kent State)
    • Teen Leadership Conference in St. Louis
    • Holy Cross Leadership Conference (Notre Dame)
    • Ohio State Women in Business Summit
    • Naval Academy Summer Seminar
    • Learning About Business (Lake Erie College)
    • Summer Seminar focused on 2D Animation and Storyboarding (SCAD)
    • biology, geometry and chemistry (BYU) 
    • biology (Northwestern)
    • entrepreneurship (Georgetown)
    • leadership, networking and web development courses online
    • art and language in South Korea

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