An L.A. Unified College Access and Success Program
Below is a variety of enrichment, internship, and summer opportunities to increase students’ skills, knowledge, and experience. The programs listed are free or fee-based with scholarship opportunities. They may vary in structure, focus, selection process, and location. Deadlines are provided, but please check each website carefully as dates may change. Take advantage of all the great local, state, and national programs available and talk to your GEAR UP team for more information.
(Disclaimer: This page is solely informational and not an endorsement or sponsorship of any program. Review information directly with the independent program provider.)
LEAP Week is a fee-based 7-day skills development program that equips students with the knowledge, life skills, and confidence to achieve higher personal, academic, and professional goals. Scholarships covering all program costs - including housing, meals, and mentor workshops - are limited and highly competitive.
This fee-based 4-week summer program introduces students to the world of design and architecture, basic design knowledge, and critical thinking skills, and familiarizes students with the architecture and design culture of Los Angeles. Partial to full scholarships are available based on need.
This fee-based 7-day experience in Washington, D.C. empowers young women with leadership skills through classroom instruction, group work, individual study, speaker presentations, and field trips. Scholarships are available. Apply by July 3.