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The embARC Summer Design Academy is a 4-week summer design intensive that brings together high school students from diverse backgrounds to explore architecture, urban design and sustainable city planning at UC Berkeley, one of the world's top ranked universities.
Students are introduced to the skills, ideas, and culture of an environmental design education by participating in challenging design assignments, one-on-one reviews with instructors, and a design/build project for a community nonprofit.
embARC students leave the program with a strong portfolio for their college applications in any area of environmental design and credit on an official UC Berkeley transcript. Learn more here!
Why embARC?
  • Explore architecture, urban design, and city planning as possible college majors and careers
  • Develop technical and time-management skills through college-level coursework
  • Work with fellow students with similar interests
  • Build a design portfolio to use when applying to college
  • Be exposed to public policy issues that empower you to make a real impact on your community
  • Earn a certificate of completion and credit on an official UC Berkeley transcript
  • Take part in building a project for a local nonprofit organization
How to apply?
Any high school student who is a rising junior or senior and will be 16 years old by June 30, 2024 is eligible to apply. You must submit the following by the application deadline:
  • Completed online application with essay
  • $75 application fee*
  • High school transcripts that include all grades from 9th grade through the fall semester preceding your application
  • English language exam scores (required of international students)
  • Letter of recommendation from a high school guidance counselor, teacher, principal or community leader
  • The priority application deadline is March 11, 2024. The final application deadline is April 15, 2024.
    *An application fee waiver and need-based scholarships are available to qualified applicants.
The international conference is a Johns Hopkins University student and faculty-led program open to students in grades 9-12. Through the conference, students from around the world learn about issues in global health, public health, and medicine through world-class lectures from leaders in these fields, develop connections with like-minded exceptional students, and share their own work and ideas on global health-related topics at the international scale. Featured speakers at our conference have included leading global health researchers, renowned professors, physicians, policy developers, and Nobel Prize winners. In short, the purpose of our program is to reach passionate students of all backgrounds from around the world and develop the next generation of leaders in global health, public health, and medicine.
Virtual conference programming will be held throughout the summer of 2024. The conference consists of a series of multiple virtual events on multiple days throughout June-August 2024. If an admitted student cannot attend parts of the programming synchronously, there will be asynchronous options for students to watch the content they miss. The conference registration fee for admitted students is 99 USD; if the fee places a significant financial burden on a student’s family, financial assistance is available as we do not want the fee to be a barrier for any deserving student. There are also no application fees.
The conference application is available on the website and will be accepted until March 1st, 2024. Each year, admission into our program is competitive, so we highly encourage your students to apply at their earliest convenience.

The American Legion Huntington Beach Post is sponsoring high school juniors from FV & HB high schools, for Boys/Girls State; a free week-long civic education and leadership program..

YOU MUST BE A CURRENT JUNIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL & ATTEND ALL 7 DAYS OF the Conference June 14-22,2024 at Cal State Sacramento. Free conference, room & board and transportation paid for by the Hunt. Beach American Legion.

What is American Legion Boys State: a summer leadership and citizenship program for high school juniors, sponsored by the American Legion Boys & Girls are usually nominated by their high school during their junior year. Boys and Girls State programs both began in 1937 and are held in each of the U.S. states (except Hawaii where there is only a Girls State program), usually at a college within that state.  American Legion Girls State is separately handled by the HB American Legion Auxiliary who will also be seeking  high school girls who are in their junior year of high school.

Prominent Boys State alumni include Astronaut Neil Armstrong, President Bill Clinton; Vice President Dick Cheney; Senators Richard Lugar and Joe Lieberman, Alabama football coach Nick Saban, basketball legend Michael Jordan; and many more.

Each state's program varies, but in general, program participants are divided into subgroups referred to as cities. The citizens of each of these cities elect mock municipal officials and representatives to the mock state legislature. Many programs also have a county level as well. The participants also elect state officials, such as governorlieutenant governor, and other state-level officials mirroring their actual state. The legislature meets to organize, elect leaders, and to pass bills, in a way that is similar to how their actual state legislature operates. Some programs tend to have a more traditional education focus, providing speakers and training throughout the week and then concluding with mock political functions. Other programs take a more hands-on approach by running the mock government activities all week.

Calif. State Boys/Girls State:

YOU MUST BE A CURRENT JUNIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL & Available to participate at the BOYS & Girls state Conference from June 14 to June 22, 2024  at Cal. State University, Sacramento campus.

See Legion youtube 30 sec. video on Boys State:


+++INTERVIEWS FOR GIRLS STATE IS COORDINATED BY THE HB POST AUXILLARY: Girls applying will be forwarded to the Auxillary for review. Not all applicants will be granted an interview due to limited time & funding.


**ALL Applicants must submit an application for review. See Mrs. Perez to pick up an application.


## Interviews fo 5 Boys State candidates/delegates:  Saturday, February 17, 2024, 09:00 a.m.   at Huntington Beach Memorial Hall (Formerly Rodgers Senior Center  1706 Orange Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92648:


****DEADLINE TO SUBMIT BOYS STATE application : Tues Feb. 13, 2023 by 5:00pm PST, Please email application to RChun at: [email protected];