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  • Explore new fields, summer or yearlong.
  • Find free or low-cost programs, and some that offer stipends!
Education, Leadership, Legal and Debate


Winona State H.O.P.E. Academy and Pre-Education Program  - Especially for students of color interested in Education careers.

Youth Worker Internship Training Become a student youth worker and refine your leadership skills while you earn!

Youthline Outreach Mentorship from Minneapolis Parks and Recreation (year-round, ages 12 - 16)

Just the Beginning Summer Legal Institute - Free!  Promotes the legal field to students from under-represented (economic, ethnic) backgrounds.  Application deadline May 1.

SAIGE:   Society of American Indian Government Employeees / Youth Track -  "Sovereignty, Trust and Responsibility"

Future Latino Leaders Law Camp (Washington, D.C.--financial assistance available)

Summer Debate League at Augsburg College (check out the opportunities for Somali and Spanish debate training!)

Girls Getting Ahead in Leadership

Minnesota Debate and Advocacy Workshop (MDAW) A collaborative effort between Augsburg College and the U of MN Debate Team

  • Three High School Sessions, June/July
  • Need-based scholarships that carry a participation requirement
  • Transportation assistance available