College and Career Planning

College Planning Resources

Helping students get into and pay for college is an important goal for the Community Club. We offer our own Stay-in-School Scholarship during high school, in addition to coaching for college.

Here are some additional resources for our students:

Scholarship/Financial Aid Information

College Information

Academic Planning

Summer Job Resources

D.C. Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program

The Mayor' Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) serves youth who are 14-21 years old. The program provides a mechanism through which eligible youth are able to earn money while gaining meaningful work experience, skills-oriented training, and career exposure. The SYEP provides an array of summer enrichment experiences that include Arts, Design and Media; Building and Grounds Maintenance; Community and Social Services; Construction Trades; Education, Training, and Library Science; Health Care Support; Hospitality and Tourism; Office and Administrative Support; and Sports and Physical Education.

DC Mayor's Green Summer Job Corps

The Mayor’s Green Summer Job Corps engages District youth by providing them with substantive green-collar work. Participants receive hands-on experience and educational programming that introduces them to environmental issues and careers. Green Summer projects also have measurable sustainability benefits for all District communities.

Casey Trees Urban Forestry Summer Internship

Every summer, Casey Trees hires high school students to serve as Urban Forestry Interns. These paid interns, selected from across the city, receive instruction about trees and tree care, then work outdoors in city neighborhoods caring for trees and teaching residents how they can help regreen DC.

Casey Trees has three goals for these interns: Gain job experience; learn about a broad range of forestry and environmental careers, and be stewards for trees planted by Casey Trees.

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