Burd Institute on Media & Politics
Students will learn about the fundamentals of journalism, collaborate with their peers on content creation, and hear from current media professionals about the challenges they face in the current political moment.
Young Women’s Leadership Institute
Students learn about the history of women’s leadership in the United States, hear directly from the women addressing critical issues locally and internationally today, and learn invaluable lessons about themselves along the way.
Stern Civics Immersion Program
Designed to challenge high school students to dig in deep on the issues. Previous courses include Environmental Justice, Global Poverty, Inequality & Justice, and Design Thinking for Community Problem Solving.
Civics Institute Micronesia
A unique summer experience that empowers high school students to take action in response to today’s issues.
Lessons for growth.
Challenge yourself this summer. You’ll come away with skills, confidence, and new ways of seeing the world.
Skills for success.
Engage with college-level curriculum, participate in activism projects you generate, and push yourself to new levels.
Relationships for life.
You’ll meet peers from across the country who are passionate about issues that concern you most, and make lifelong friends.
Not only did I learn valuable lessons that will help me become a better leader and an active member of my community, but I also met some incredible new people and got even more inspired to make positive change. I will definitely keep in touch with my friends from the institute.
As a member of the very first girls' Summer School class, this was a thrilling and life-expanding experience not only for me but for 23 other teenage girls brought together from throughout California. The impact of that JSA summer, and subsequent involvement with JSA activities and friends, followed by civic involvement in all the years since has remained an important part of my life for more than 70 years! Thank you, JSA!