Creativity and enrichment are a major part of our youth’s lives. Over the last year, creativity has been stifled because of the lack of enrichment due to Covid-19. The year 2020 has been rough on students, but this summer can be used to improve their lives. Various summer programs are using their organizations to help Millenials and Gen Zer’s reclaim their time by providing virtual experiences tailor-made for them. It only takes one special program to spark a lifelong interest or a career that will bring someone happiness. Whether their interest is fashion or creative writing, we are highlighting five completely unique enrichment programs.
- Girls Write Now
Girls Write Now is a free NY based mentorship available for grades 9-12, graduating gap year seniors, and college students. The program is specifically catered to girls and non-binary youth to help them hone their creative and professional writing skills. The program offers writing workshops covering op-eds, personal statements, and more.
2. Doha Debates Ambassador Program
The Doha Debates Ambassador Program is a new solutions-focused initiative that empowers young people from all over the world to work together to solve global issues. The program allows young adults ages 17-24 to participate in virtual sessions where they meet top political leaders, activists, and changemakers. Applications will be accepted through June 11. Learn more and apply here.
3. Fashion With Friday Academy
Founded in 2015, Fashion with Friday is a mecca for creatives. FWFA is an independent fashion and entrepreneurship academy that provides experimental and educational workshops for Creative Scholars ages 8-16. FWFA connects scholars to their careers through workshops that focus on ownership/entrepreneurship, creative critical thinking, brand building, unconventional fashion design, and more.
4. Reel Girl Power
Camp Reel Girl Power is a mix of Yoga, dance, self-discovery, writing, photography, and filmmaking. During the camp, girls and young women ages 10-17 can learn the basics of filmmaking. Reel Girl Power was created out of Anietie Antia-Obong’s sheer love of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness.
5. Gen Do It
Gen Do It is a free program for rising college students and college students. The nonprofit organization matches talented and passionate students with paid and unpaid internships to get them real-world experience. Students will get hands-on experience honing skills they can use in the future.
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