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Apr 13, 2019

Event Chair and Founding Member @ North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic (former Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic)

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Mar 16, 2019

Learn To Be Tutor @ Learn To Be

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Mar 16, 2019

Human Rights Club @ Deerfield

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Feb 21, 2019
Next year will be my Sophomore year of high school. I am wondering if I should take Child Development or Introduction to Business? I’m really torn on which class to take.....
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3 months ago
Hi Samantha - these are very different classes so it is difficult to suggest anything here. Depending on what you plan to major in college it may be useful to take one or the other class. If you have any plans to focus on Education then Child Development is a much better class. Generally, we recommend taking more specific courses like this while in school as Intro to Business is a very generic class and you may not learn that much (again depends on curriculum). Having said that Business course may also be very interesting and interactive course.

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Feb 16, 2019

Third Place @ Deca Regionals

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Feb 16, 2019

Secretary @ Holocaust Teen Executive

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Jan 28, 2019
Hi I live about 20 minutes out of the city of Chicago. I am looking for volunteer opportunities and/or teen boards to get involved in. I am 15 and a freshman in high school. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know!
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Dec 31, 2018

Developers Society @ Online

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Dec 31, 2018

fundraising chair for Holocaust Teen Exec @ Deerfield

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Dec 31, 2018

DECA @ Deerfield High School

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Dec 31, 2018

Israel Club @ Deerfield High School

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Dec 31, 2018

Student Congress @ Deerfield High School

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Dec 28, 2018
Hi! I am looking for clubs, activities and volunteer programs to get involved either during the school year or summer in Illinois. I am located about a half hour out of the city. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions of what I could get involved in. I am also open to online programs. Thanks!
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4 months ago
Depends on what you're interested in... for example if you're in finance you could do a HBX (Harvard Business School) online course that offers certificates (and college credit, if you pay) in accounting, economics for business, scaling, entrepreneurship, etc., and look into shadowing various banks/hedge funds near Chicago (which I presume is "the city" in Illinois you are referring to) for a week or asking even for a summer internship. If you're interested in social justice/advocacy, lots of non-profit groups/food banks/NGOs in the area as well.

In short, find out first what you're interested in to narrow down what areas to look at. Second take full advantage of your geographical proximity to a city. It's easy to take for granted!
free summer programs
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5 months ago
Hi Samantha - most of the summer aren't free but a number of selective programs provide scholarships / financial aid to students or have some kind of sponsorship for the program. Good idea for us here at RoundPier to put together a full list of opportunities!

Here are a few good examples (really depends on what you would like to do)

- Telluride Association (www.tellur... programs/)
- Princeton Summer Journalism Program (www.prince... missions/)
- ASU Cronkite Summer Journalism Program (cronkite.a... institute)
- Indiana University Young Women's Institute (kelley.iu.... wi.cshtml)
- Notre Dame Leadership Seminars (precollege... seminars/)

One of our members LaunchX (entrepreneurship) also provides financial aid for students participating in their programs.

Give us a shout if you have any questions!

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5 months ago
Have you seen this article? Not sure if any of these are free though
www.roundp... our-summer
5 months ago
If you are in Chicago, check out After School Matters. They give up to $750 stipend, and some incredible opportunities
Oct 27, 2018
Hey everyone!! I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for extra curricular programs I could get involved in outside of school, possibly online. I’m carious in various topics and open to any suggestions.
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6 months ago
Have a look at Eduniverse - there are a few organizations like Developers Society or Reasons for Debate. Taking online classes is also a Cgreat way to discover and learn new things. Check out udemy or coursera.