Welcome to the Illini Summer Academies! This 4-day event provides Illinois teens new opportunities to explore the University of Illinois campus; study potential careers or build their leadership skills, and meet youth from across the state.
Teens who attend will:
Academies are open to ANY Illinois youth who is currently in 8th to 12th grade. They must be an incoming high school freshman to graduating senior this summer and must fall within the 14-18 age range as of September 1, 2013.
Fees vary according to the Academy. Fees are noted with the individual Academy descriptions (link below). Fees cover 15-hours of Academy programming and any transportation involved; dormitory room (with one other delegate) for three nights; 8 meals; evening programming; insurance; and a dance. Adult chaperones pay a discounted fee.
An early-bird registration discount is available for those who register by April 15 and submit appropriate paperwork and payment, postmarked by April 17. Regular registration fees go into effect April 16 and are available until registration closes on May 22, 2013.
2013 Academies include:
We are currently recruiting for two youth leadership opportunities on the state level: Illinois Farm Bureau Youth Education Committee and Illinois State 4-H Youth Leadership Team. For the Youth Education Committee, details and applications will be available by mid-April. Deadline is June 15. Go to: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/state4h/members/leadership_ifbye.cfm.
More information on YLT and the application can be found at: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/state4h/members/leadership_sylt.cfm. Applications will be due June 15 or August 1 depending on interview dates.