U of Redlands

Plan Your Summer Now!

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Summer is the perfect time to take on new and exciting opportunities. You’ll give yourself a chance to experience something new & enhance your creativity. Creative summer activities could potentially propel you toward a more layered & interesting future. Whether it’s finding a seasonal job, volunteering for an organization you care about, or exploring new courses during summer school, it’s important to get involved and be productive during your break.

Summer activities can improve you as a person. Don’t fritter away your summer sitting around on your computer or hanging out in malls. Take the opportunity to get involved with an activity of interest this summer. Grow vegetables, read every book your favorite author ever wrote, start a business—whatever your heart desires, just do it! You’ll likely learn something about yourself and you might even develop some unique interests, discover new people and expand your world. That’s the point!

Summer activities will demonstrate your initiative, show intellectual curiosity, and possibly open your mind helping you to identify areas to explore in college. It could also help inform your thoughts about possible career path. If you’re in high school, it doesn’t matter how you keep busy during summer break, but do something you care about! Find a job, an internship, a pre-college program, a summer school or enrichment class, travel somewhere to concentrate on your foreign language skills or cultural awareness, find a volunteer opportunity or better yet–dream up something original.

We research and suggest summer options and opportunities. We have extensive knowledge about what summer opportunities are out there for high school students. We are continuously finding new summer ideas to help our students grow their interests. Working on a case by case basis, we brainstorm with our students to evaluate which summer options best fit their individual needs. Whether it’s an internship, pre-college program, travel, a job or volunteering—our directive is always….just do something you care about. So when colleges ask: “What did you do with your summer vacation?” —your student will be armed and ready with a colorful & enthusiastic response!

Call us at (818) 207-0263 to discuss summer options and opportunities.