• Keep Pearland Beautiful 


    Keep Pearland Beautiful is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower Pearland citizens to take responsibility for their environment.  In order to accomplish this, KPB is organizing a select group of high school students to help us convey our message and volunteer opportunities to their peers and we need your help connecting with potential candidates.

    A little about the Youth Environmental Council:

    • The Keep Pearland Beautiful (KPB) youth environmental council is an organization designed to create youth environmental leaders through advisory services.
    • A prospective high school student will complete an application and personal interview before being chosen as a member of KPB’s Youth Environmental Council (YEC). Students applying to be a part of the YEC must be entering their sophomore, junior and senior years of high school in Fall of 2022 from the 4 Pearland area high schools (Glenda Dawson High School, Pearland High School, Shadowcreek High School and Robert Turner College and Career High School).
    • YEC students will have mandatory monthly meetings with a staff facilitator. These meetings function as opportunities to learn about program development, governmental regulations, and partnership opportunities. As YEC members, the students will brainstorm, share ideas, and problem solve, while being mentored for leadership responsibilities. Each year, current members will develop or select a service project to complete as a group.
    • Additionally, students will work with KPB staff to prepare and lead presentations for scouts, elementary, and middle school students. They may also volunteer at exhibits and outreach events or work behind the scenes with KPB event preparation. Field trips may also be arranged to teach advisory members about water surface treatment plants, recycling, litter prevention, clean water, sustainability, reforestation, and other “green” programs.
    • Overall, the goal of this program is to promote youth leadership development and build confident, knowledgeable stewards of sustainability and environmental responsibility for Pearland.
    • To become a member of the 2022-2023 YEC students must apply by May 31, 2022 using the following link https://pearlandrecycles.com/yec-application/  and have one letter of recommendation (one recommendation must come from a teacher from the 2021-2022 school year – email to eyoung@mykpb.org)






    This Way ONward Summer Program

    Eligibility Requirement   

    • 16-24 aged young adults   
    • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.  
    • Meet the poverty income guidelines   
    • Apply (Complete Application form)   
    • Complete Job readiness training (8 two-hour sessions in May)   

    Program Overview   

    • All participants who complete job readiness will be able to interview for 1 of 66 positions at Old Navy in the Houston Area  
    • Selected participants will be hired as interns in the Houston area Old Navy Stores over the summer   
    • Interns will be paid $11/ hour for ten weeks (between 12 to 30 hours per week)   
    • Another exciting aspect of the program is that at least 65% of our interns will be offered ongoing employment after the summer  

    For more program details and frequently asked questions and to apply, please visit www.serjobs.org/summer   


    Questions or need assistance? Please call us at 713-773-6000 ext. 123 or email us at two@serjobs.org.  



    Leg Up Program

    Provides underrepresented high school students with the foundations of business, finance, and economics as well as introduce them to the consulting world.

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    University of Michigan Summer 2022 Program- The Joy of Coding

    Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan is excited to be offering an online course that high school students can participate in this summer, The Joy Of Coding, which takes place June 22, 2022 - August 3, 2022.

    This is our second year offering this course. The Joy of Coding online course has been specially created for anyone who wants to experience first-hand the power and thrill of coding computers to do amazing things. Created with high school students in mind, it is a great way for anyone to step into the wondrous world of coding. You’ll learn by doing and experience how coding powers apps such as Snapchat and TikTok. 

    No prior coding experience is required! Anyone who wants to learn is welcome. Students who are able to commit 4-6 hours a week and chip away at the material daily will succeed.

    Students will: 

    • Have weekly asynchronous coding lectures/assignments using an interactive textbook

    • Learn to code at their own pace with support from Michigan ECE faculty and students 

      • No scheduled lectures 

    • Have our commitment to help you get unstuck when learning to code 

      • Everyone gets stuck somewhere, at some point!

    • Receive a certificate of accomplishment to bolster your college applications

    Please visit our website for further information including math prerequisites, cost ($99  + tax), important dates, and more! For priority consideration, please submit an application by April 30, 2022! Need-based financial aid is available.

    For further questions, please email joyofcoding@umich.edu.

    Joy of Coding



    National Museum of the American Latino

    Young Ambassadors Program

    Fostering the next generation of community-conscious Latino Leaders

    • Who- Graduating high school seniors with a commitment to the arts, sciences, or humanities as it pertains to Latino communities.
    • What- Week long, all expenses paid training and leadership seminar and a four-week internship with a 2,000 program stipend
    • Where- Washington,D.C. and internships in 18 cities across the U.S. and Puerto Rico
    • Why- Opportunity to explore various career paths, embrace your own cultural heritage and gain practical leadership skills and intellectual growth
    • When- June 19- Aug. 5, 2022

    Application Deadline- April 22, 2022

    For more information visit: http://www.latino.si.edu/yap