ere are some ways to tap into summer's magic and cultivate connections that nourish your soul...

Start-Up High is a 5-day in-person summer camp for teens that provides real-world business experience. This summer immersion program includes: Company visits with tours and Q&A with entrepreneurs Presentation training and practice sessions Rejection therapy: Learning to hear “No”  Entrepreneurship 101: How to start a business For more information contact Teen Programs at 919-996-2139. Dates: Monday […]

The Wayne County Summer Youth Employment Program is back for its third consecutive year, offering paid work opportunities for Wayne County residents between the ages of 16 and 21. Participants will gain valuable skills and experience in local government, financial literacy, and workplace training. Applications for the summer of 2024 are now open, with an […]

Below is a listing of summer programs and internships offered by the City of Durham, Durham County, and Durham Public Schools. If you’d like to add a program hosted by either of these organizations, or would like to update the information listed, please email Also check out these other awesome lists of summer offerings! Compiled […]

 Durham youth interested in gaining essential job skills while being paid this summer are now invited to apply for the 2024 Durham YouthWorks Program.  What You Need to Know Durham youth ages 14 to 24 invited to apply by March 19. Program provides work readiness and essential job skills to help secure future employment. Youth can […]

The Raleigh Summer Youth Employment Program helps teens between the ages of 15 and 18 to develop their skills and prepare for future employment by spending the summer working for the City of Raleigh. Key Dates 2024 application and interview process Feb. 15- March 31 Mandatory Orientation for ALL hires: May 18 Work Dates: June 17 – Aug. […]

Know a high school girl interested in public service and a future career in science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics? The NC Department of Administration (NCDOA) is accepting applications for the summer Lady Cardinal Mentorship Program. This four-week, paid mentorship opportunity with state government leaders is open to North Carolina high school girls, grades 9-12. Established […]

Students at the state’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Institutions of Higher Education (MIHEs) will have the opportunity to learn and earn next summer through a 10-week paid summer internship within the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The program will expose, engage and educate students through real world experience within […]

Note: Most summer meal site information is only available late-May through August in North Carolina, which is when most k-12 schools are closed for summer break. The meal site list is updated weekly. Meal site information might not appear on the texting hotline results unless the meal site is currently open. Finding free, appealing, nutritious meals for […]

Gather your literature-loving family and friends and let’s make plans for some summer reading fun! Wake County Public Libraries’ Summer @ the Library kicks off Monday, June 12, and runs through Aug. 12. This year’s theme is “All Together Now,” which celebrates the community and connections fostered at local libraries. “Our libraries bring people together every day, […]

This summer, Historic Oak View is once again a host site for the Summer Food free lunch program! In partnership with the Wake County School System, free lunches will be provided to children under 18, Monday through Friday at the park’s Bluebird Shelter. No pre-registration required. Meals must be eaten on site. Stop by for […]

Summertime is here, which means Chapel Hill Public Library’s beloved summer reading program and events series, Summer Blast, is back and better than ever. Summer Blast has something in store for all ages—including outdoor concerts, family movie screenings, educational events, and of course, the popular summer reading program with free books and prizes. The program […]