Featured Summer Camps
Alabama Youth Leadership Forum
June 2-6, 2019
High School Juniors and Seniors
Registration for this camp is closed
The inaugural Alabama Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) was held on the campus of Troy
University in June 1999. YLF is an innovative, intensive, five-day career leadership
training program for high school juniors and seniors with disabilities. These students
come to the Youth Leadership Forum from throughout Alabama. As part of the Forum,
delegates attend sessions on self-advocacy, independent living, career exploration,
healthcare transitioning, and assistive technology. Delegates travel to the State
Capitol where they meet with State Legislators and the Governor. Delegates attend
a Mentor Luncheon where each delegate is paired with an adult with a disability (typically
similar to his/her own). This luncheon creates the opportunity to discuss the delegates’
goals and challenges with individuals who can best understand the challenges faced
by those delegates. The luncheon typically is keynoted by an achieving disabled individual,
providing further encouragement and counsel to the delegates. During the week, there
are opportunities for socializing as well as leadership activities for the delegates.
The program provides delegates with the tools and information needed for their success
as they return to their homes, schools and communities to face challenges that may
arise, know they can become employed, live independently and be successful contributing
adults in society.
The Greater Alabama Black Belt Regional Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation
STEM Summer Academy
June 3-7, 2019
Rising High School Juniors and Seniors
千蠃官网国际网址Troy University is offering a free weeklong summer program intended to increase the
number of minority students pursuing science, technology, engineering, or mathematics
(STEM) degrees as part of the Greater Alabama Black Belt Region Louis Stokes Alliances
for Minority Participation (GABBR LSAMP), a scholarship program of the National Science
Foundation. The program requires that these students be from one of the following
minority groups: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska
Natives, Native Hawaiians, or Native Pacific Islanders. Students must have a cumulative
GPA of 3.0 or above, and have recommendations from a STEM teacher and a school counselor.
千蠃官网国际网址The ten selected students will spend one week at Troy University where they will stay
in a residence hall, take academic classes, and engage in other activities intended
to prepare them for pursuing a STEM degree. Housing and food will be provided at
Should these students later enroll at Troy University, they will be considered for
one of our LSAMP scholarships.
The GABBR Alliance is made up of eight institutions from the Black Belt region.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under
Grant No. 1712692. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed
in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views
of the National Science Foundation.
Architects of Change
Upcoming 6th -12th Grades
The Rosa Parks Museum’s annual educational summer day camp, "Architects of Change,"
is open to all Montgomery-area middle and high school students who will be entering
grades 6-12 during the 2019-2020 school year. The mission of the camp is to share
the techniques of non-violent conflict resolution used by Mrs. Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. and other leaders of the early Civil Rights Movement. Our goal is
to connect past struggles in the quest for equal rights to social justice struggles
that continue today. Registration deadline has been extended to May 31.
BRIDGE’s Recipe for Success: Literacy, Health, and Community
June 17 – 28, 2019
Two Week Program; Two Hours Daily; Morning Hours
Senior Adults and Youth
Hurtsboro, AL. Community Center
BRIDGE (Building Relationships In Diverse Generational E千蠃官网国际网址nvironments) will focus on 30 students who are rising fourth, fifth, and sixth grade
students and 30 senior adults. The program is designed to mend gaps between seniors
and youth, using literacy as the element of collaboration, and extending values, empathy,
and compassion through instructional support by practicing reading, writing, interviewing,
and technology skills. Seniors will share a wealth of knowledge from their life experiences
by offering mentoring to the youth that should extend beyond the project. BRIDGE
will provide skill enhancement of literacy and encourage a natural love of reading
and writing. As the project title mentions, the students will also focus on aspects
of health and community. Professors in Troy’s School of Nursing will visit with the
participants to discuss areas of health such as nutrition and exercise. Opportunities
are also planned with other health related community professionals. The BRIDGE program
is sponsored in part by a grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.
Registration continues until the sessions begin on June 17th.
June 23-29, 2019
High School Rising Juniors and Seniors
Registration for this camp is closed
Camp Success is a camp designed for rising Juniors and Seniors that are Deaf/Hard
of Hearing and who plan to enter a two or four year academic program. Camp Success
is a week-long program that provides students with valuable tools such as budgeting,
advocating for accessibility, and overall preparation for college life. Students participate
in a wide variety of activities throughout the week and are able to experience college
life first-hand. Participation is limited to current consumers of the Alabama Department
of Rehabilitation Services. Camp Success is a partnership between Troy University
and the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services.
Powering Up with STEM
July 8 – 12, 2019
Upcoming 3rd-8th Grades
Registration For This Camp Is Closed
Powering Up with STEM is part of TROY’s Kids at College program. This year’s camp
titled Where Does Your Energy Come From? is designed for rising 3rd to 8th graders. Directors Jessica Moran and Sharon Bales will oversee the camp sessions
which include engineering design, coding, robotics, and American Sign Language. Campers
will design and create models of their own future cities to be presented on the last
camp day. Camp sponsors include South Alabama Electric Cooperative, Wiregrass RC and D, John Weis/NASA
Educator, Troy University College of Education. Although the camp is currently filled, community youth can participate in science
activities/STEM challenges at Charles Henderson Health Care Center from 3:30 p.m.
to 4:30 p.m. on the following dates: June 18th and 25th and July 16th and 19th.