Summer Youth Academies

Program Overview

Summer Youth Academies


Summer Youth Academies offer an exciting opportunity for students in 7th to 12th grades to explore a variety of subjects, preview college through academic, hands-on career exploration, and interactive projects and coaching.

Academies are led by campus faculty and industry experts in a variety of disciplines including computer science, engineering, public safety, arts, business, and more.

We look forward to seeing you this summer!


  • Explore educational and career opportunities in various fields
  • Discover new academic and creative challenges in topics not always available in regular school
  • Work with other students on real-world projects
  • Get a preview of college
  • Learn from university professors, community college faculty and industry professionals.
  • Make new friends, gain self-confidence and improve social skills by meeting new intellectual peers from the Sacramento region


Academies are open to any student entering 7th-12th grades in the fall.


Summer Youth Academies are offered on weekdays during the summer.

Article Sac State NewsroomJuly 2024

Summer Youth Academies to provide engaging enrichment classes for hundreds of local K-12 students

Sacramento State’s popular Summer Youth Academies will soon get underway, bringing hundreds of local seventh- through 12th graders to the University for fun and hands-on career exploration, as well as a chance to experience life on a college campus.

The weeklong academies begin June 24 and run through Aug. 2 and include classes in popular and growing career fields such as fashion, criminal justice, artificial intelligence and education.

Course Listing

Course Offerings
2024 Summer Youth Academies

Registration begins March 1.