Hiatt Center Summer Leadership and Civic Engagement Opportunities


Hiatt Center Summer Programs Resource Listing

Below are just a few examples of many summer leadership and civic engagement oriented programs available for students. Beaver students have participated in many of these programs in the past so please contact that Hiatt Center, hiatt@bcdschool.org, for more information.

Listing these programs is not a school endorsement, but the programs listed have received good reviews from Beaver students. Hours are specific to individual opportunities, for additional details please contact the Hiatt Center.

Leadership Opportunities:

These are programs designed to give students leadership training, many times involving  service placements.

  • The Food Project www.thefoodproject.org– A 6-week leadership/agricultural program growing food for shelters, located in Lincoln and Roxbury. Students learn leadership and social justice skills, as well as gain an understanding of sustainable agriculture, and are paid a weekly stipend. Due date for applications is early March for ages 14-17.

  • In It www.bostonccj.org– A 5-day diversity training program held in August. Beaver participants continue as a team to move forward diversity and social justice efforts at Beaver for grades 9-11.

  • Camp If www.adl.org– Intensive 1-week leadership training focused on interfaith understanding. Students stay involved with group throughout the year. Keep checking link for dates for grades 10-12.

  • Student Environmental Leadership Training www.ssc.org– One week training in how to organize efforts, plan a campaign, and communicate your passions for change for grades 9-12.

  • The City School www.thecityschool.org– A 7-week summer leadership program with a combination of civic engagement, leadership training, weekly internships in non profits, and educational seminars for grades 9-12.

  • Girls leadership at Eleanor Roosevelt Center www.ervk.org– Open to girls entering 10th and 11th grades. Nine day program designed to empower young women by advancing their knowledge and leadership skills.

  • Women2Women Conference www.empowerpeace.org– Week long conference bringing together young women to address issues of international social justice. Beaver will organize and send a delegation in early August for grades 9-11.

  • The Student Conservation Association www.thesca.org– Help with conservation efforts around the USA. Clear trails, learn about conservation, work in a team on leadership and environmental skills for 15-19 years old.

  • Sub/Urban Justice Summer Program www.bostonmobilization.org– Student leadership program exploring social justice issues and developing community organizing skills.


Civic Engagement Opportunities:

There are many opportunities to get into the community, be it locally, or somewhere else. These programs combine civic engagement work, cultural understanding, and some may also include language immersion.


Many students volunteer individually with non-profits. Come by the Hiatt Center to look through brochures, or visit the listed websites to find local volunteer options.




International & U.S.

Internship organizations:

-TEC, The Education Cooperative

Organization will arrange and supervise internships in the Boston area. www.tec-coop.org

-Dream Careers guarantees internship placement in 27 industries. Live in NYC, Boston, Chicago, LA or London and gain career experience. Interns get college credit from NYU – www.discoveryinternships.com


PLEASE STOP BY THE HIATT CENTER OR EMAIL US AT hiatt@bcdschool.org with any questions!


Office hours at the Hiatt Center:

Upper School

Mondays 12:45-1:15 p.m

Tuesdays during X Block, 2:25-3:25 p.m.

Middle School

Wednesdays 9:40-10 a.m

Thursdays 9:40-10:05 a.m


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