Leadership and Volunteer Opportunities
SUU Governor's Honors Academy
The Academy is organized to provide Utah high school students with an opportunity to learn, lead and interact with some of the foremost leaders in business, technology, humanities, science, education, communication and social science. The Academy incorporates an intense learning experience that takes place in the classroom and in Southern Utah’s beautiful landscapes. Those who are current JUNIORS are welcome to apply.
Dates of the Academy: June 23 – July 1
Application Deadline: March 3, 2017
Questions: (435) 586-7770
For more information visit: suu.edu/gha
Do you want to volunteer? Do you wonder how you can get involved and give back to your community? Do you need community service to boost your scholarship resume? Volunteering is a great way to gain experience, help your community, and become more #CollegeandCareerReady
Learn more at the Utah Commission on Volunteers.
In addition to connecting Utah families with services, Utah 211 also helps connect people with volunteers and volunteer opportunities.
Camp Hobé is a special summer camp designed for children with cancer and their siblings, who are often forgotten in the cancer experience. Camp Hobé gives kids the opportunity to participate in camp activities just like healthy children whose families are not affected by cancer.
More information can be found on the Camp Hobe Website.
Camp Counselors must be between the ages of 16-18.
Boys & Girls State
American Legion Auxiliary Boys State and Girls State are nonpartisan programs that teaches young men and women responsible citizenship and love for Country. High school juniors spend an intensive week of study, working together as self-governing citizens at Auxiliary-sponsored Boys and Girls State programs in every state. Participants learn how to participate in the functioning of their state's government in preparation for their future roles as responsible adult citizens. Two boys and two girls are selected from each State program to attend Boys and Girls Nation, a national government training program. Nation "senators" meet for a week in Washington, D.C., where they run for political office, campaign for the passage of legislation and possibly meet with state Representatives and Senators. Capping off the week of Nation is oftentimes a meeting with the President of the United States at the White House. Participants earn 3 college credits. More information can be found HERE.
Science Fair Scholarships
Utah Symantec Software Scholarships
Applicants must create and enter a software-based science project into a Utah regional science fair. Applicants are selected to compete in a Utah regional science fair by qualifying in both the school and district science fairs. Students must register as a Symantec Software scholarship participant when they enter the regional science fair. Participants do not have to win at the regional science fair level, but they must compete at this level to be chosen for a Symantec Software Scholarship.
Visit Website for details, dates, and deadlines
Sandy City Youth Council and Youth Court
The Sandy Youth City Council is a group of high school students throughout Sandy that participates in political, social and humanitarian activities. Their goal is to serve the community as well as learn about government and have fun doing it.
Applications are accepted year round. For application and information, visit the Sandy City Youth Council website
Youth Court is an excellent opportunity to learn about the criminal justice and legal systems, serve your community, as well as providing members of the panel leadership opportunities. Youth Court may count for school credit (arranged by the student and their counselor). Youth Court service is an excellent addition to a resume for a career or college applications. We will also provide any member of Youth Court a letter of recommendation.
Applications are accepted in April for the following school year. For application and information, visit the Sandy City Youth Court website.