Leadership Opportunities

We encourage all students to participate in these Leadership Opportunities provided by our community and state. Students can build their resumes while learning valuable leadership skills, community outreach, and networking.

AKA Cap Program

The AKA CAP Program provides enrichment workshops and mentoring for students through activities and community service.

Deadline: Due to guidance by September 3, 2019 by 3:30.

LEDA - Leadership for a Diverse America Summer Program

LEDA brings together a powerful community of student leaders from all racial and ethnic backgrounds across the United States. Because we exclusively serve students who may struggle to afford high quality summer programming, our program is COMPLETELY FREE.

The LEDA Scholars program begins with an ALL EXPENSE PAID seven week residential program at Princeton University that includes academic preparation for college, leadership training, college guidance, SAT/ACT preparation, help with college applications and scholarships, and a chance to experience life on a college campus.

Flyer is Attached Below



The Auburn Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is now accepting applications for the Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta G.E.M.S Institute. The program is designed to offer opportunities to young women of great promise who might otherwise be excluded because of gender, income, age, and parental resources. The primary goal is to prepare young girls for full participation as leaders in the 21st Century. This is accomplished through a curriculum that focuses on developing positive attitudes, effective problem solving skills, confidence, and a solid plan for the future. The Delta G.E.M.S is to girls between the ages of 14 - 18 (must be 14 by September 1, 2018). The program year for the Delta G.E.M.S will run from September 2018 thru May 2019.

*****Applicants and their parents will be required to attend a Kick-off/Parent Meeting Tuesday, September 29th, 2019.

APPLY: Applications are available in guidance and on our website.

Deadline: Applications may be emailed deltagems12@gmail.com or turned into guidance by September 25, 2019


The Auburn Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is not accepting applications for the Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence (E.M.B.O.D.I.) Program. This program is a national youth initiative of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. that promotes and provides collaborative efforts to improve the quality of life for males, ages 13-17 (in middle and high school), with life skills and access to build opportunities for developing independence for success. EMBODI focuses on education; culture; family and community; personal, social, and emotional factors; resilience and responsibility; leadership and mentorship; preventative health care and mental health counseling; financial; safety, and protection; conflict resolution and restorative justice; scholarship; and service learning. The program year will run from September 2019 through May 2020.

*****Parent meeting and orientation for interested EMBODI members will be held on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the Opelika Public Library.

APPLY: Applications are available in Guidance and on our website.

Deadline: Applications and transcripts may be emailed to alrharkins@gmail.com OR mrs.shirleybrown@gmail.com OR emailed or turned into Guidance by September 30, 2019.

Youth Leadership Academy

The Greater Peace Community Development Corporation is sponsoring the 2019 Fall Session of Youth Leadership Academy. Students in grades 9 through 12 are invited to attend. The sessions are held at Greater Peace Family Life Center each Monday at 6:00 p.m. Community speakers will present a variety of lessons and activities that engage students to develop, improve, and sharpen their leadership and communication skills.

*****Registration forms are available in Guidance and on our website.

Deadline: Please return Registration Forms to Guidance by October 7th @ 3:30 p.m.

FOR JUNIORS: Tallapoosa River Electric Cooperative 2020 Youth Tour Competition

Calling all high school JUNIORS! Would you like to:

  • Tour our state and national capitals?
  • Make friends from around the country?
  • Meet elected officials?
  • Learn about government firsthand?
  • Experience the trip of a lifetime?

All trips are FREE. To qualify, students must be a high school JUNIOR and be the dependent child of a Tallapoosa River Electric Cooperative Member.

For more information, go to www.trec.coop, or contact Youth Tour Coordinator Kevin Hand at TREC by calling (334) 864-9331, ext. 731.

Apply: Applications are attached below or available in Guidance.

Deadline: Due to Guidance by January 10, 2020

Bulldog Pharmacy Camp

ATTN: Rising Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors!

Bulldog Pharmacy camp is an opportunity for rising sophomores, juniors, seniors, and incoming college freshmen to learn about careers in pharmacy. Participate in compounding and hands-on demonstrations in a pharmacy science lab and tour local healthcare facilities and science labs.

Application Requirements:

  • Completed Application
  • Official High School Transcripts (Including ACT/SAT Scores)
  • Recommendation from your Math or Science Teacher
  • $100 Non-Refundable Deposit (Scholarships are available for both deposit and camp tuition; deposit is non-refundable if not selected for camp.)

Camp Cost: $550 (Includes overnight accommodations for five nights, all meals and camp activities; non-refundable after May 1.) Full payment must be received by April 1, 2020. A limited number of scholarships will be available for the application and camp fees.


For additional information, call (205) 726-2008 or email pharmacycamp@samford.edu.

Camp Dates: June 21-26, 2020

Deadline: February 3, 2020

Lee County Young Leaders - Open to all 10th graders

Lee County Young Leaders is sponsored by the Opelika Chamber of Commerce and partners with AU, SUSCC, local government, industries, and businesses. The LCYL program offers students a hands on experience through mock government, economic and community development, and college tours. Each month the students will miss one school day that is counted as a school function while earning a college elective leadership credit. If you would like more information regarding this program and its amazing opportunities, then please contact your counselor.

Apply: Applications are available in guidance and attached below

Deadline: March 4, 2020

JUNIORS: Rural Health Scholars Program

The Rural Health Scholars Program aims to provide opportunities for current high school juniors from rural communities in Alabama to pursue careers in medicine and other health care professions. Students spend five weeks on campus at the University of Alabama, take college courses, attend tutorials and seminars, and shadow physicians and other health care professionals.


  • Currently enrolled as a high school JUNIOR.
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA overall.
  • A minimum ACT score of 21 or SAT score of 1080 (last test date accepted Feb. 8).
  • A resident of rural Alabama for at least 5 years.

Program Cost: Tuition, room, and a $500 meal allowance are provided at NO COST to selected participants!

Apply: Applications are available in Guidance. Students may also download the application from the website: cchs.ua.edu/rhs.

Deadline: Return to Guidance by March 13, 2020

Girls Steps Incorporated

Girls Steps Incorporated program is for girls in grades 3-12. This program was created to inspire and empower girls. Girls who participate in this program will be exposed to a variety of culturally enriched activities to promote positive self image, college and career readiness, political awareness, and communication skills.

Apply: Applications are available in guidance and on the website.

Applications may be mailed to the address listed on the application or returned to guidance.

BOYS and Girls State(Juniors Only)

Students who are interested in political science, government, and leadership opportunities should apply to participate in this amazing hands-on program. Students will get to meet local and state politicians while discussing critical issues within our nation. Boys and Girls state will be held at the University of Alabama. Students will stay on campus with all meals provided. Takes place in early June.

Apply: Applications are available in guidance and on the website.

Deadline: Due March 25th in guidance


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