The LEAD Program is a summer college immersion program for academically talented students of color in the Philadelphia-area. LEAD is currently accepting applications for four summer programs:
LEAD Business (SBI): SBI is a three to four week residential program that immerses participants in a range of topics from finance and marketing, to e-commerce and entrepreneurship.
LEAD Engineering (SEI): SEI is a three week residential program that focuses on areas of engineering including electrical, mechanical, civil and chemical engineering.
LEAD Global (SGI): SGI is a two week program that exposes American students to global career opportunities in business, engineering, health, and rehabilitation sciences alongside peers from different countries.
LEAD Computer Science (CSI): CSI is a one and three week residential program that exposes students to the field of computing through a variety of computer science topics and applications, classroom interactive lectures, workshops, guest speakers and projects.
Summer at Penn: Penn's Summer Youth Programs are designed for academically gifted high school students.
VETS (Veterinary Exploration through Science) The Veterinary School at the University of Pennsylvania will again offer a summer program for both college and high school students (11th and 12th graders). The Veterinary Exploration Through Science (VETS) program is an exciting experience held during the summer of 2012. This is a day program of one week sessions. Three sessions have been designed specifically for college students and two sessions have been designed for high school students. The program has been created for those who are interested in the science of veterinary medicine.
Wharton Sports Business Academy This program will teach students about ownership, sports agents, and celebrity endorsements as they meet and learn from leaders in the sports business world. This program examines various academic disciplines, such as management, law, negotiation, marketing and leadership, as they apply to the sports industry with an overview of the business and legal aspects of various intercollegiate, Olympic and professional sports enterprises.
This program will introduce you to the dynamic field of international relations and equip you with the critical skills needed for future global leadership. We have designed a creative multi-faceted approach that blends world events and history with leadership and current issues.
Leadership in the Business World (LBW) Sponsored by The Wharton School, this program enables rising high school seniors to learn about leadership in the 21st century and provides participants with insight into the future of the business world.
Penn Nursing Summer Institute University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing offers a unique 4-week intensive program for rising high school juniors and seniors that features cutting-edge research, the latest advances in virtual learning and clinical experience in Philadelphia’s top hospitals. As the only undergraduate Ivy League nursing school, Penn is recognized world-wide for setting the standard of academic excellence in this field. Working with Penn faculty and classmates from around the world, students will enjoy an innovative classroom curriculum that covers health care topics such as current epidemics, genetics, bioethics and emergency nursing.
Management & Technology Summer Institute (M&TSI) A credit program for rising seniors interested in the integration of technical innovation and management principles. Features leading faculty, entrepreneurs, lab experience, trips to R&D facilities and other activities.
Art and Architecture Summer at Penn This is a rigorous four-week, non-credit program consisting of intensive study in one of the following concentrations: animation, architecture, filmmaking, drawing and painting, sculpture, and photography.
Teen Research and Education in Environmental Science The TREES program is a unique summer research and mentorship program offering hands-on environmental research opportunities to motivated high school students. Each summer, approximately six high school students work one-on-one with mentors on projects that they choose and design.
Penn Summer Academy This intensive, non-credit program for academically talented high school students consists of laboratory work, guest lectures, discussion groups and more, taught by Penn scientists and students. Participants choose a concentration in Biomedical Research, Physics or English Language.
Pre-College Program Talented high school juniors and seniors earn college credit taking arts and sciences and engineering classes with regular undergraduates. Participants experience the demands of college coursework and can choose to live on campus or commute.
Summer Academy in Applied Science and Technology (SAAST) Experience for-credit, college-level coursework at Penn Engineering that combines sophisticated theory with hands-on experience in cutting edge technologies. Choose one of six high-tech courses: Biotechnlogy, Computer Graphics, Computer Programming, Nanotechnology, Robotics, and Technology and Democracy.
Summer Mentorship Program Students spend four weeks in this non-residential program on the Penn campus. Parents are included as partners and are encouraged to attend an orientation session and to attend the closing program, at which the students demonstrate some of the things they learned during the program. The students are nominated by counselors and teachers from their public or charter school.