Enrichment Opportunities

Enrichment opportunities are especially important to student growth and development. Whether you participate in sports, clubs, after-school programs, peer mentoring, summer camps, or other extra-curricular activities, you will be more prepared and equipped for higher education, and employment. Through these initiatives students are able to enhance their academic and social skills, generating a resume for the future.

Enrichment programs may focus on music and fine arts, learning, athletics, building a variety of skills, and so on. During the year, the Guidance Department receives information from community-based organizations, non-profit operations, religious organizations and universities offering such programs for young adolescents.

We plan on using this website to convey these opportunities to parents and students in our school district, and challenge you to take advantage of these great resources to discover something meaningful and rewarding.

The Natick High School Guidance and Counseling Department does not endorse one program over another but offers this list for information purposes only.

If you would like to advertise your opportunity with us, please contact Donna Slattery @ dslattery@natickps.org.

Summer Programs

Students can find lots of opportunities for keeping busy in the summer.
Summer/Enrichment Programs

The Education Cooperative

The Education Cooperative (TEC) Internship Program is a career exploration program supporting junior and senior high school students. TEC internships enable students to: clarify career goals and future academics; understand career paths and what having a job is really like; strengthen a college application and/or resume; gain confidence and life skills; and make potential contacts for a future job search.
Link: http://www.tec-coop.org/student-programs/internships/student-internships

Do you love to write poetry?
Are you a high school sophomore or junior?

Then here’s a great opportunity for you! You’re eligible to enter the 16th Annual Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers contest, presented by the Kenyon Review, one of the country’s most respected literary magazines. If you are the winner or one of the two runners-up, you will see your poem published in our bimonthly journal and on our website. In addition, the winner receives a full scholarship to either the 2019 Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop or the 2019 Kenyon Review Young Science Writers Workshop in Gambier, Ohio, next summer.

It’s easy to enter:
*Go to https://www.kenyonreview.org/contests/patricia-grodd/.
*Submission button will be live November 1-30, 2018.
*High school sophomores and juniors only, please.
*Limit of one unpublished poem and one entry per person.
*No submission fee, it’s free!

High School sophomores, juniors, and seniors can experience the best of the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at New York University Tisch School of the Arts through the High School Online Filmmakers Workshop!

Application Deadline: February 28, 2019

Workshop Dates: Monday, June 3 - Friday, June 28, 2019 

For four weeks high school students will take part in an online creative community to develop their writing, directing, shooting, and editing skills to produce music videos and short films. Assignments will familiarize students with equipment as well as documentary, experimental, and narrative approaches to filmmaking.


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