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Student Opportunities

The Beloved Community Leadership Academy (BCLA)

A new leadership and entrepreneurship program for youth ages 13-18 hosted by The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center).

BCLA is 15-month virtual experience geared towards students with an interest in:

  • Technology and innovation (Students will develop their own apps)
  • Business and entrepreneurship (Student-created business proposal)
  • Nonviolent conflict resolution (Nonviolence training by The King Center’s staff)
  • Leadership (Executives from leading companies serve as featured instructors and guest lecturers)

BCLA is seeking inspired students! Through the generous support of several corporate sponsors both merit and need-based scholarships are available. Laptops and hotspots are available as well.

Please nominate students from your district. Any accepted students nominated by a teacher, principal or education administrator will automatically receive a $500 scholarship (plus any other eligible scholarship awards).

Interested in nominating a young scholar? Visit to learn more.

Scholars MUST complete and submit their applications by May 1.
Please email Ian Moore, BCLA Program Director, at, if you have any additional questions.

Student Summer Internship Position with Century Engineering, Inc.

Coalition for Public Safety Training In Schools, Inc. in partnership with Century Engineering, Inc. is offering a student internship position this summer.

Students only from Crossland, Friendly, Oxon Hill, and Potomac High Schools may apply.

  • at least 16 years of age
  • a high school senior or have a high school diploma
  • completed or enrolled in a Science and Technology or Project Lead the Way engineering program
  • a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • have reliable transportation
  • be able to lift up to 25 lbs

To apply, please email a letter of interest, resume, and a letter of recommendation from a Science and Engineering instructor to

Deadline: Friday, May 20th