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Youth Innovation Academy

The Youth Innovation Academy is a program for middle school girls and boys focusing on leadership, communication, technology, and innovation. The academy enhances leadership competence and confidence through engaging, applied projects tackling real community issues.

All About Health: Your Heart & Muscles & Mind

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  • Middle School
  • Monday-Friday, July 11-15
  • 9 a.m.-Noon
  • Location: Salisbury University Campus
  • $175

Get ready to participate in hands-on activities related to the heart, muscles and mind! Interact with cutting-edge technology like high-fidelity human patient simulators, a life-size digital anatomy table, laboratory microscopes and other medical equipment as students discover everything that makes the human body so fascinating. They practice skills like taking vital signs, assessing body movements and investigating cells. In addition, students learn how to fight stigma and identify signs of mental health challenges through role-playing activities. Along the way, they also interact with the health and human services professionals who use these skills, like nurses, social workers, physiologists and others.

Entrepreneurship

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  • Middle & High School
  • Monday-Friday, July 11-15
  • 9 a.m.-Noon
  • $300
  • Location: Dave and Patsy Rommel Entrepreneurship Center – SU Downtown Plaza Building

SU’s entrepreneurship team leads the Youth Innovation Academy through the process of idea creation, white boarding, collaborative thinking and assessment, building on ideas, idea design and prototype development, logo and marketing materials, pitch training, and practice. The students also participate in a final pitch presentation of their design and marketing plan.

Eastern Shore Writing Project Young Writers Workshop

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  • 1 Session; 2 Levels
  • 1st-6th Grade & 7th-12th Grade
  • Monday-Friday, July 25-29
  • 9 a.m.-Noon
  • Location: Salisbury University Campus
  • Free

The Eastern Shore Writing Project’s (ESWP) Young Writers Workshop offers a space for informal, playful, creative and expressive writing.

The elementary school-level workshop is an opportunity to hone writing skills, develop a creative writing project, collaborate and get feedback from others, and learn about the publishing process.

The middle and high school-level workshop is an opportunity to play with language and other forms of creative expression, try out multiple genres of writing, collaborate and learn with others, and share work in an encouraging space

Live Action Film Camp

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  • 5th-9th Grade
  • Monday-Friday, August 1-5
  • 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • $175
  • Location: Salisbury University Campus

The May Literacy Center Film Camp is lights up for young filmmakers working together to produce their visions on screen. The live action filmmaking portion of the academy gives learners the chance to write, produce and act in their short film. Learners engage in storyboarding, script writing, filming and video editing with the latest software. By the end of the program, learners will showcase their short films to friends and family.

Multi-Media Storytelling Project

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  • 5th-9th Grade
  • Monday-Friday, August 8-12
  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Prerequisites: Knowledge of video and editing programs and equipment – $300
  • Location: Salisbury University Campus

Students are challenged to clearly and passionately tell a story (fiction or nonfiction) of their choice while using cameras, microphones, laptops, editing and recording computer programs, using voice-over, music and sound design, as well as copywriting. Through creative engagement and current technology, this program works with students to help craft stories about themselves and issues or concerns they see within their community.

Sprouting Success for Migrant Students

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  • K-5th Grade
  • Monday-Friday, August 8-12
  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Free
  • Location: Salisbury University Campus

This academy is designed to serve students who qualify for the Migrant Education Program or the National Farmworker Jobs Program who are in grades K-5. Through a focus on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math), students engage in academic learning in a university context while having fun!

Prerequisite: Students must qualify for the Migrant Education Program or the National Farmworker Jobs Program or obtain permission from the College Assistance Migrant Program director.

Cultivating the Roots of Migrant Students

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  • 6th-12th Grade
  • Monday-Friday, August 8-12
  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Free
  • Location: Salisbury University Campus

This academy is designed to serve students who qualify for the Migrant Education Program or the National Farmworker Jobs Program who are in grades 6-12. Through a focus on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math), students engage in academic learning in a university context while having fun!

Prerequisite: Students must qualify for the Migrant Education Program or the National Farmworker Jobs Program or obtain permission from the College Assistance Migrant Program director.

Additional Information

If you would like to enroll in this program, but the cost is a barrier to participation, please know that multiple full scholarship opportunities are available. Please email SEA@salisbury.edu for additional scholarship information.