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FREE Summer Program Resources for Middle and High School Students

Dear friends,

Now it is the time to apply for summer programs. Please note there are many free programs available for middle and high school students, offering educational and enrichment opportunities. Keep in mind that program availability may vary based on location and year, so it's essential to check the latest information. Here are some types of programs to explore:

1.       Local Libraries and Community Centers: Many local libraries and community centers organize free summer programs, including book clubs, workshops, and STEM activities. Check with your local library or community center for their summer schedule.

2.       Museums and Science Centers: Museums and science centers often offer free or discounted summer programs for students. These programs may include interactive exhibits, workshops, and educational events. Explore the offerings of nearby museums and science centers.

3.       Nonprofit Organizations: Nonprofit organizations often run free summer programs for students. Look for organizations in your area that focus on education, youth development, or specific subjects of interest.

4.       Universities and Colleges: Some universities and colleges host free summer programs for middle and high school students to explore various academic subjects. These programs may include lectures, hands-on activities, and exposure to campus life.

5.       Government Programs: Government agencies sometimes organize free summer programs for students, covering topics like environmental science, civic engagement, or health. Please check with local and state government websites for information on available programs.

6.       Online Learning Platforms: Several online platforms offer free educational resources and courses. Websites like Khan Academy, Coursera, and edX provide access to a wide range of subjects. Students can learn at their own pace from the comfort of their homes.

7.       STEM Programs: Organizations like Girls Who Code, Kode with Klossy,, and FIRST Robotics offer free or low-cost summer programs focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). These programs often include coding workshops, robotics competitions, and other hands-on activities.

8.       Arts and Cultural Programs: Local art galleries, theaters, and cultural organizations may offer free or discounted summer programs for students interested in the arts. These programs could include workshops, performances, and exhibitions.

9.       Environmental and Outdoor Programs: Look for nature centers, parks, and environmental organizations that provide free summer programs focusing on outdoor activities, environmental education, and conservation.

10.   Community Service Opportunities: Some organizations offer summer programs that combine learning with community service. Students can participate in projects that benefit their communities while gaining valuable experience.

Good luck!

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