• Red Hat Shelton Challenge

    Red Hat

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    Leadership Institute for Future Teachers (LIFT)

    The NC State College of Education’s Leadership Institute for Future Teachers (LIFT) is a six-day, invitational program for students of color, bilingual students, and all students interested in teaching who are rising high school seniors in North Carolina. Students will delve into the field of education through engaging in field-based school activities, interacting with leaders in education, and exploring career options in education and related fields. 

    This year’s LIFT will be held from Sunday, June 23 through Friday, June 28, 2024 at NC State University. The cost of participation is free for students, except for transportation to and from NC State.

    We need your help to identify academically-competitive students of color, bilingual students, and all students interested in teaching in North Carolina who are rising seniors in high school. They can self-nominate or be nominated by high school counselors, teachers, and principals. We ask that you please complete the nomination form by February 23rd. 

    If any students have questions about the program, please reach out to Lindsey Hubbard, Director of Outreach and Strategic Partnerships at lehubbar@ncsu.edu

    Latino High School Juniors for HSF's 2024 Youth Leadership Institute (YLI)

    The Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) Application is Now Open!

    Are you a high-achieving Latino high school junior and student leader? If so, the highly-rated YLI is for you! You were identified as a competitive applicant, because of your strong academic performance.

    The application takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Visit our YLI page for more information.

    Apply TODAY!

    YLI is a free, college empowerment summer program for high achieving Latino high school juniors, held virtually and at two top universities across the US. This highly selective program is designed to give young leaders the practical tools they need to successfully apply to top universities, have full access to scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and set a course for academic and career success.


    The deadline to apply is Friday, February 23, 2024, 12:00 PM PT.

    It is entirely FREE for students to apply and participate:

    • HSF and the host institution provide you housing: 5 days, on-campus, in the YLI dorm at one of the host universities: University of Southern California or Loyola Marymount University

    • HSF and the host institution provide all food on-campus and program materials

    • If you need transportation assistance, HSF will cover the cost of your roundtrip airfare, from your city to YLI

    YLI Dates

    YLI 2024 has two components, and students are required to fully attend both:

    Virtual component via zoom (2 days)

    Followed by an in-person component on college campus (5 days) a couple of weeks later

    Important: To be eligible to participate in the 5-day in-person component of the program, students must have fully participated in the 2-day virtual component. Failure to successfully complete the virtual component via zoom will lead to dismissal and inability to participate in the in-person component. We do not have any other virtual component dates, and we are unable to make any exceptions.


    Virtual Component Dates (all required, via zoom)

    Code of Conduct Acceptance & Orientation: Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM Pacific Time

    Virtual YLI: Saturday, May 4, 2024 & Sunday, May 5, 2024, 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM Pacific Time each day (with short breaks throughout the day)


    In-Person Component Dates & Locations (required to attend one)

    HSF will be hosting the in-person component of YLI 2024 at:

    University of Southern California (USC): Wednesday, June 26, 2024 – Sunday, June 30, 2024, in Los Angeles, CA.

    Loyola Marymount University (LMU): Wednesday, July 17, 2024 – Sunday, July 21, 2024, in Los Angeles, CA.

    Eligibility Requirements
    • Current high school junior (Class of 2025), attending high school in the United States or a U.S. Territory
    • Must have an unweighted GPA above 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or above an 80 on a 100-point scale (or equivalent)
    • Identify as being of Hispanic heritage
    • US Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, or DACA
    • Plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university after high school graduation

    Is there a cost to attend YLI?

    • No, it is FREE for students to apply and participate
    How to Apply:
    • Create a myHSF profile as a "Student"
    • Select "High School Junior" in your MyHSF profile
    • Select "YLI 2024 Student Application" on your Dashboard

    The deadline to apply is Friday, February 23, 2024, 12:00 PM PT.

    Horatio Alger Association Scholarships
  • Important Annoucements

  • Student Opportunities 

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    Health Science Academy

    Are you interested in applying to Health Sciences Academy? Click the link below to get more information. If you need assistance, please let me know. 

    86 Hunger

    86Hunger (formerly BackPack Buddies) applications are available in Ms. Putney’s office. This program will provide food and snacks to students over the weekend. If you would like an application, pick one up from Ms. Putney or email Ms. Putney and she will get it to you.

    Citizen U

    Citizen U is a virtual workshop series designed to educate students about how to be responsible, engaged citizens and to inspire them to be involved in their communities and our democracy. If you are interested in Citizen U please sign up via engage and let Ms.Houston know.  https://ecu.campuslabs.com/engage/events?query=citizen%20u

    Citizen U

  • Volunteer Opportunities (Be sure to record your hours on your IECHS Volunteer Log)


    📌 Jan 22nd Volunteer Exspo over 30 non-profits will be there. Great for students looking to become ambassadors or even learn about what is in the community. -https://www.jlgreenvillenc.org/volunteer-expo

    Garden Days

    Mutt Strutt

    REC Time Volunteering 

    Check out REC Time offerings to see when and how you can earn volunteer hours! 
    Love a Sea TurtleVisit the Love a Sea Turtle website to find a variety of opportunities to volunteer. 


    Make a Difference Today! Click this link to learn about volunteer opportunities in Pitt County. 

    Find unique, exciting, and educational opportunities for social change in your area. 



  • Lifeline

    Lifeline Chat is a service of the 988 Suicide Crisis Lifeline connecting individuals with counselors for emotional support and other services via web chat, 24/7 across the U.S. Lifeline