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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 https://thekingcenter.org/leadership-academy/#nominate to learn more.

Scholars MUST complete and submit their applications by May 1.
Please email Ian Moore, BCLA Program Director, at leadershipacademy@thekingcenter.org, 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 info@cpsts.org.

Deadline: Friday, May 20th