SUMMER ACADEMY – CATALYST Global Youth Initiative, Inc. a 501(c)(3)
(833) 473-6660


Mentoring For Greatness

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This FREE Program runs from June 10 -July 18
No Academy July 4-5
8:00 am – 2:30 pm Monday – Friday

This six week intensive youth-centered summer program provides dynamic exchanges with professionals from all walks of life, (Mayors, NASA engineers, Film and Broadway producers, college students, surgeons and others) from around the world that facilitate an experiential learning environment. Students ages 10 to 14, go on field trips, read six new books (which they take home), create speeches, make illustrations/dramatizations. Students learn finance, business, entrepreneurship, S.T.E.M., Spanish, Kiswahili, Japanese, American Sign Language (ASL), nutrition/fitness, social impact issues and developing solutions for their communities. Our Scholars say its “fun and inspirational”.

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The scholars are involved in activities all over the school campus or wherever we take them for trips. We want your scholar to be
comfortable and safe. Also we want to protect them as much as possible from the elements like the sun, bee stings, uneven surfaces, plant resins, metallic surfaces or be compromised in the photos that we take.

The following dress code is to be followed. If not followed the scholar will be returned home, this includes the trips:

  • Wear loose-fitting long slacks/jeans without holes. (No shorts)
  • Wear loose-fitting shirts and blouses, nothing revealing, nor should the shirts be short or rolled up to show any part of the torso. No sheer clothing.
  • Wear fully covered shoes like sneakers. No heels, slingbacks, sandals, crocs, bedroom
    shoes or mushroom shoes, shower shoes, plastic shoes, slides or open toe shoes
  • Hair past the shoulders must be contained i.e., a net or scarf. Natural locs must be clean and groomed.
  • Natural hair colors only and no eyelashes.
  • Nails trimmed or cut to be workable/ safe.
  • Dresses/ skirts are to be worn at knee or below length.
  • Personal grooming daily (brush teeth, shower/bath) is expected

Why Participant in a C.A.T.A.L.Y.S.T. Program?

100% of Past Attendees Graduated High School

100% of Past Attendees Have A Career Path

Other Academy Non-Senior Scholars

23 of the academy youth 14-18 worked for the CATALYST job-pre 2021
2 youth were selected by the Rotary to be Rotary leaders 2021
1 youth selected for Rotary Scholarship

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