Experiential Learning & External opportunities

SEED DC believes that each school year offers an opportunity for students to be involved, engaged, and stimulated by the world around them. Whether it is participating in an internship, studying abroad, playing sports at a summer camp, or engaging in a leadership program, students expand their horizons through off-campus enrichment activities. Beginning in middle school, students and families are strongly encouraged to apply for and participate in external opportunities. 

In recent years, students have completed service projects in Africa through LearnServe Zambia, lived with families in Australia, Mexico, Scotland, Costa Rica, Japan and Spain through The Experiment in International Living, traveled throughout Greece through the Greek Classics Program at SEED, and explored Wyoming’s wilderness through the City Kids Wilderness Project

SEED DC is committed to identifying challenging and exciting opportunities beyond SEED’s campus for any student that demonstrates academic excellence and has mastered SEED’s Core Values. Our long-term goal is for each SEED student to participate in an external opportunity that promotes The SEED School’s mission of college-preparedness.

For more information on these and other opportunities, contact Mrs. Lesli Thompson, 202-248-3030, lthompson@seedschooldc.org.

Empower STEAM Summer Academy - girls only

The YWCA National Capital Area is pleased to announce our 2019 EmpowerSTEAM Summer Academy for middle and high school girls! The academy is FREE! Seeking to register over 100 dynamic girls into the program!

Priority is given to DC residents, however girls from ALL regions are WELCOME to apply!  Contact the Youth Department Staff if you have any questions by calling (202) 626-0700 or send an email tp szewdu@ywcanca.org or cjohnson@ywcanca.org.

Howard University College of Pharmacy - Enrichment Programs

Summer Enrichment

Junior URM Mentoring Program (JUMP)

  • Rising 9th & 10th Grade Students

  • Program Dates: July 22 – July 26


School Year Enrichment Programs (Saturdays)

Health Occupation Program (HOP)

  • Application Opens May 1st

  • September 2019-May 2020

  • 9th Grade

STEM Career Intervention Program (SCIP)

  • Application Opens May 1st

  • September 2019-May 2020

  • 10th Grade


Click the image above to access the online application.

Click the image above to access the online application.

Howard University Volleyball Camps for Students

Students looking for summer opportunities are encouraged to sign-up to become a better volleyball player! Howard Volleyball will host camps this Summer 2019.

Here are the dates:
Bison Camp July 15 to July 19
Elite Camp July 27 to 28
Team Camp July 29 to 31

There will be knowledgeable & talented instructors with lots of reps to help you get better at the sport. To register, click here. For more information contact Ciara Jones at ciara.jones@howard.edu.

Jr. Mentor Internship w/The

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

Are you looking for a summer internship that both fun and rewarding? Do you enjoy STEM? Working with kids? Looking for a challenge? Want to give back to the community? Come DISCOVER, GROW and CONNECT with SEEK in your community this summer!!

To Apply: applyseek.nsbe.org


  • Duration: Three (3) week program + One (1) week training = 4 weeks total

  • Days: Monday - Friday, One Saturday or weekday evening for Mandatory Parent Orientation

  • Mentor Hours: 7:45am - 5:00pm

  • Jr. Mentor Hours: 9:00am -4:00pm

  • Program Hours: 8:30am-3:30pm (some sites may start at 8am due to breakfast)


  • High school students ages 14-17 years old


  • Must complete medical screening

  • Must be available for Mentor training (1 week)

  • Computer/internet knowledge

  • Enjoy working with elementary students in grades 3-5

  • Enjoy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

Why join SEEK this summer:

  • Receive community service hours for all hours worked (this is non-paid internship)

  • Gain valuable experience for job and college applications

  • Work with NSBE collegiate students, professionals and elementary students

  • Interact with local community leaders and various members/employees of our corporate sponsors

  • Receive special back to school gift

  • Give back to your community while having fun!

Position Description: Jr. Mentors are a crucial component of the SEEK Program. They assist in classrooms of twenty to thirty students, by reviewing STEM educational material with students in small groups. Jr Mentors will also aid in the implementation of classroom policies and procedures, to help promote a positive learning experience for learners. Jr. Mentors will work closely with Site Leadership aiding the team in an administrative role.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Enthusiastically and effectively assist in teaching of engineering curriculum to students

  • Reinforce lessons presented by SEEK Mentors by reviewing material with students one-on one or in small groups inside a classroom environment

  • Aid in the implementation of the SEEK programs policies and classroom rules to help promote constructive student behavior

  • Participates in classroom activities and assists with daily curriculum instruction

  • Escalate any issues to Lead Mentor, when appropriate

  • Assists Mentors with recordkeeping, student attendance and grading of assignments

  • Support overall implementation of the SEEK program through additional duties as assigned

To Apply: applyseek.nsbe.org

Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) Program

(current 3rd thru 5th graders)

The SEEK Program is designed to be a fun and engaging educational experience, led by NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers) engineering students and technical professionals dedicated to pursuing professional excellence and giving back to the community. The SEEK program utilizes a hands-on design curriculum. Students will work in teams, using their knowledge to solve problems and create products while discovering the underlying math and science principles involved in these processes. Each week, the students will take on a new project, culminating with a presentation, design competition and physical competitions that all parents are encouraged to attend.

This (3) three-week program will be open to students who are current 3rd thru 5th graders. The program will be held at local elementary schools and will include 125 students in each grade level, for a maximum total of 375 students served per program(varies per site). 50 Collegiate mentors will help to facilitate a full-sized program.

This program is a commuter-based program for students, Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

For more information, please visit the official SEEK website: http://www.nsbe.org/seek.aspx

Washington, DC – All Girls Program

Dates: June 24th - July 12th

School: Payne Elementary School

Address: 1445 C St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Parent Orientation: June 18th

Washington, DC (Coed)

Dates: July 22nd - August 9th

School: J.C. Nalle Community School

Address: 219 50th St. SE, Washington, DC 20019

Parent Orientation: July 16th

The Smithsonian Institution/Walking Tree Travel

Smithsonian Student Adventures, our collection of immersive international programs, offers unique travel opportunities for high school students in countries around the world. Our philosophy of meaningful travel allows you build important leadership skills while earning service hours, improving your language skills, and/or working with endangered species.

Take a look at our Open Enrollment travel program opportunities. The enrollment process is simple, making payments is easy, and we are here to support you every step of the way. The World Awaits!