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Student Leadership

OSSE Scholars

OSSE Scholars provides high-achieving, academically-motivated students who exhibit financial need with the opportunity to attend selective summer college programs. As an OSSE Scholar, students attend top-tier universities across the country for rigorous summer courses. The program offers early exposure to college-level academics, navigating a college environment, and, at certain universities, earning college credit.

Read more about OSSE Scholars.

DC Youth Advisory Committee (YAC)

The mission of the Youth Advisory Committee is to develop a cadre of young leaders with critical-thinking skills who will share their knowledge and expertise around adolescent health issues. The YAC meets every week to develop youth led projects and ensure the activities implemented are meeting the needs of young people in the District of Columbia.

For questions, please contact the Health & Wellness team at [email protected].

High School Leadership Institute

The purpose of the program is to link District students with meaningful work experiences that will build on what they are learning in school and give them the opportunity to interact with several professionals who will support their growth and development. A second purpose of the program is to showcase career opportunities in the District government and build a pipeline of talented District students who will consider the District of Columbia government as an employer of choice while in college and after they graduate and/or earn certifications.

Read more about the High School Leadership Institute.