Youth Programs

Overview

Youth Programs

We are excited to announce summer Youth Programs at Sacramento State in a virtual environment with new online classes and schedules. Due to the unprecedented circumstances faced by families this year, we are providing a $50 or $100 scholarship voucher (depending on the course) that can be applied toward each class a student selects. The scholarship voucher will be applied during registration. 

We have created fun and engaging online experiences that will give students the opportunity to: 

  • 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 Sacramento State professors, community college faculty, area public and private school teachers and industry professionals
  • Open to incoming 7th through 12th grade students including seniors who have just graduated.

Virtual Programs Offered in 2020

There are two programs offered for different age ranges, as follows:

  • Academic Talent Search: incoming 7th-10th graders will have the opportunity to explore new subjects, preview the college experience and get motivated for the next school year.
  • Summer Academies: incoming 9th-12th graders and graduating high school seniors can preview different career paths and college majors.

Youth Programs are a longstanding tradition at Sacramento State. We will see you online this summer and look forward to welcoming students back to campus in 2021!

Have questions? Get answers to frequently asked questions here.

Overview

Academic Talent Search (ATS)

The College of Continuing Education (CCE) is honoring its commitment to the community and youth programs by offering a select number of online courses this summer. Due to the high demand for these popular classes, we have added additional sections in order to deliver fun and academically challenging classes to more students.
Article Sacramento State NewsJune 2020

Summer Youth Programs offer respite for isolation-weary kids

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced school closures beginning in March, Jill Matsueda was initially optimistic about the potential for Sacramento State’s Summer Youth Programs to offer welcome respite to local kids and teens cooped up in their homes throughout spring.

That optimism changed first to heartbreak when she realized that the programs, held on campus each June and July, also would be affected by social-distancing protocols remaining in force into summer. Her keen disappointment, however, changed to determination when she and other University leaders decided to forge ahead and offer the much-loved courses online.

Course Listing

Summer 2020 ATS Schedule

We have an exciting lineup of courses taught by Sacramento State professors, community college faculty and industry professionals.

Registration is now open. Here are the online courses for 2020:

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Summer Academies for High School Students

This summer our Summer Academies for High School Students will provide hands-on career exploration in an exciting virtual world. Please check our 2020 Summer Academies schedule. 
Article Sacramento State NewsJune 2020

Summer Youth Programs offer respite for isolation-weary kids

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced school closures beginning in March, Jill Matsueda was initially optimistic about the potential for Sacramento State’s Summer Youth Programs to offer welcome respite to local kids and teens cooped up in their homes throughout spring.

That optimism changed first to heartbreak when she realized that the programs, held on campus each June and July, also would be affected by social-distancing protocols remaining in force into summer. Her keen disappointment, however, changed to determination when she and other University leaders decided to forge ahead and offer the much-loved courses online.

Course Listing

Course Descriptions

The 2020 Summer Academies will be offered entirely online. We have an exciting lineup of courses taught by Sacramento State professors and industry professionals. Please take a look at the course descriptions and schedule.

And remember: we hope to be back on campus for 2021.

Article By Professor Abhijeet Shirsat, Sacramento StateDepartment of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Management

Hospitality and Tourism Academy
Preparing Students for the Industry's Future

The worldwide pandemic has been especially tough on hospitality and tourism. How do you make traveling or dining out a safer experience? High school students will tackle a real-world issue, learn to navigate change and see a new world of possibilities, says Professor Shirsat.

Here’s his blog on the Hospitality and Tourism Academy: