• 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

  • Important Annoucements

  • UNC Spring Shadow Day for Juniors

    This Spring’s program will take place on April 14th. Lunch in one of our dining halls will be provided for students and their parent/guardians they bring with them. They will be given many great resources throughout the day, such as an Admissions and Financial Aid presentation. Attending this event is entirely free and students are not committing to anything by coming. They will need an adult to accompany them and transportation to and from UNC-CH.

    This event has no bearing on admittance into UNC-CH, nor will it hinder anyone for not attending.

    For our Spring Shadow Day, we would like to invite Juniors who hope to attend a college or university, whether it is Carolina, a UNC system school, or another institution. We want to equip them with the tools necessary to prepare them for applying to college, as well as to help them make the best college decision. 





  • Student Opportunites 

    Wilson College of Textiles Summer Textile Exploration Program (STEP)

    The Wilson College of Textiles Summer Textile Exploration Program (STEP) application is officially open, and we would like to invite you to encourage your students to apply. STEP consists of five one-week sessions for rising high school seniors interested in learning about the textile industry. Participants live on-campus, learn about our degree programs, the admissions process, scholarship opportunities and work on a project related to one of our majors. The program cost is $450 for each participant and covers lodging, transportation, lunches and dinners during the camp, and any materials needed for final projects. Financial aid and fee waivers are available.

    STEP 2023 will be offered during the following weeks:

    • Week 1: June 11- 16

    • Week 2: June 18 - 23

    • Week 3: June 25 - 30

    • Week 4: July 9 - 14

    • Textile Pioneer Week - July 16 - 21 (for students from Tier 1 or 2 counties only)

    Each student has the opportunity to rank their level of interest in the subject areas listed below, and will complete a project pertaining to that subject:

    • Apparel Design

    • Textile Engineering

    • Business Management

    • Textile Design

    • Polymer Chemistry

    To learn more about STEP please visit our website. To apply for STEP, please have your student follow this linkAll applications are due by April 1, 2023. 

    North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCA&T) Summer Transportation Institute

    A summer opportunity at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCA&T) for rising 11th and 12th graders. DEADLINE TO APPLY IS APRIL 15, 2023. IT IS FREE. The program includes food, lodging, and travel. 

    To apply, students will need to complete 3 tasks by the application deadline of April 15th, 2023.

    1. Fill out a short application survey, including a short 250-word student essay describing their interest in attending the STI and how the program might assist them in achieving their education and career goals.
    2. Email at least 1 letter of recommendation to Project Director Nicholas Allen (nrallen1@ncat.edu).
    3. Email their high school transcripts (unofficial is fine) to Project Director Nicholas Allen (nrallen1@ncat.edu).






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    Cooperative Leadership Camp

    Cooperative Leadership Camp is a five-day overnight camp program hosted by the Cooperative Council of North Carolina. High School Students from all parts of the state are sponsored to attend for free by a local cooperative or supporting organization.
    Please click the link below for more information.


    Coding for Girls and Non-binary students in the 9th-11th grade

    Level up by becoming a coder this summer with  Girls Who Code !  Choose your own adventure through our two free virtual programs and get the skills, network, and lifelong college and career support you need to change the world. All high school girls and non-binary students are welcome to apply, including past participants! 

    • In our 2-week Summer Immersion Program for current 9th-11th graders, you’ll join live virtual classrooms hosted by industry-leading companies like MetLife, Bank of America, and Accenture. By the end of the program, you’ll learn the fundamentals of game design, UX, the iterative design process, and more, as you build out a suite of short games using p5.js, a JavaScript library for creative coding. You can even apply for laptop and hotspot access and grants of $300 for financial support!
    • In our 6-week Self-Paced Program for current 9th-12th graders, you’ll learn to code through independent study and real-world projects. By the end of the program, you’ll earn beginner-level certificates of completion in HTML, CSS, or JavaScript for web development or intermediate-level certificates of completion in Python for cybersecurity or data science.

    Don’t miss your chance to be a part of a sisterhood that supports you for life!  Get started at  girlswhocode.com/summerapply or attend a webinar. Make sure to apply by February 15th for priority consideration or by March 24th for the general application deadline.

    Youth Arts Program

    Emerge Gallery & Art Center is seeking youth participants between the ages 8 - 17 who show interest in the arts or could benefit from a positive free art program, the Youth Public Arts Project. 
    The Youth Public Arts Project is a free outreach program that meets bi-monthly on Saturdays from 10am - 3pm. The program provides arts and musical education that has a positive impact on our community. It allows participants to express themselves through artwork, and to build teamwork, social, and interpersonal skills through the arts. The participants work with professional artists and musicians to create various public art projects and learn about the rich heritage of African American Music.
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    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 Opportunites (Be sure to record your hours on your IECHS Volunteer Log)

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    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.