Summer Opportunities

AmeriCorps Opportunity

Ionia County ISD will be offering a VISTA Summer Associate program this summer. You must be 18 to apply. The program will run from June 3 to July 28. Summer Associates will receive a monthly living allowance for a total of $2052 for the 8 week period. It is paid out every 2 weeks through direct deposit. After completing the 8-week program, summer associates can choose an education award to use towards college of $1289.95 or a cash stipend of $276.64.

 To apply for the summer VISTA position. You go to: You start by creating a profile. You enter the basic information on yourself. Next, you complete an application. Then, you search for our VISTA program "Summer Associate Program-Ionia". To finish, you hit the "Apply Now " button. You must be logged into your profile to apply.

Michigan Youth Leadership Training

Looking for a teen leadership camp opportunity? Check out the Michigan Youth Leadership Training camp to be held June 23-June 26 at Camp Tushmeheta in Greenville. The cost is $25. The reason for the low cost is due to sponsors. Teens going into the 9th grade-12th grade are eligible to attend. The camp is operated by Ionia County ISD.  This is the 9th year of the camp. It draws students from all over the state. We would like to see more of our local students at the camp. You can go to the website ( for more information.

Flyer: /downloads/high_school/miylt_flyer_2019.pdf

Yale Young Global Scholars

Yale Young Global Scholars emphasizes an open, exploratory, and collaborative approach to learning. Our program is designed to allow students to experience learning in a variety of different university contexts, from large lectures to small seminars, and even the spontaneous learning that happens in dining halls and around campus. Scholarship opportunities are available.

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