L.E.E.P TO COLLEGE FOUNDATION, INC. is dedicated to preparing all high school students for college.  It begins with exploration and discovering the best individual and educational fit.  Below you will find updated information on upcoming pre-college and college events designed to help students make the best college choice and finding resources that can help you down the road of success.



Crump Law Camp
July 8 - 18, 2018

The National Bar Association Crump Law Camp was established to provide students entering the 9th through 11th grades (ages 14 to 17) with an introduction to the American judicial system. Three other national minority bars—the Hispanic National Bar Association, the Native American Bar Association and the National Asian Pacific Bar Association have generously given their support to the camp as well. By providing incentives, motivation and direction to aspiring law students of color, the National Bar Association Crump Law Camp helps prepare the nation’s future lawyers, judges and protectors of the judicial system. The inaugural two-week camp was held during the summer of 2001 at Howard University School of Law supported by a grant from the Ford Motor Company Fund. Thirty-two students of diverse backgrounds and ethnicity descended upon the Howard University campus where they were introduced to law school and learned some of the skills required to be an effective lawyer.

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Johns Hopkins University Summer Engineering Program

Engineering Innovation is an exciting, college-level, summer program for motivated high school students with an aptitude in math and science and an interest in (or curiosity about) engineering. This program has been available to high school students since 2006. In the program, students learn to think and problem-solve like engineers and have the opportunity to earn Johns Hopkins University (JHU) credit.

By applying knowledge of math and science to labs and hands-on projects, the concepts learned in high school classrooms are linked to real-world practice.  Additionally students’ confidence grows as they attend college-level lectures, solve problems, test theories, and ultimately learn to think like engineers.

Over this four — or five—week (depending upon the site) program, students complete lab activities in computer engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, materials science, civil engineering, and mechanical engineering.  They also prepare a presentation in response to a Request for Proposal, learn about engineering economics, write a research paper, take weekly quizzes, and complete a comprehensive final exam.

  • Curriculum developed by Johns Hopkins University
  • 88% of Engineering Innovation graduates have gone on to study engineering or science in college
  • The student to faculty ratio is 12:1 or lower
  • Students learn from practicing engineers about careers, internships and educational opportunities in the field
  • Students with a final grade of A or B receive three Johns Hopkins University credits
  • Certificates of Completion are awarded to all students who successfully complete the course
  • A residential option is available at the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus and Hood College in Frederick, MD.

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Youth@Work/Summer Youth Enrichment Program - The County Council invested in this program to prepare our youth for jobs and careers and to employ youth during the summer. Applications are now open for the six-week, entry-level positions, at job sites across the County. The positions pay $9.80/hr for 15-17 year olds and $11.50/hr. for 18-19 year olds. Apply online

Work Study Student Program 2017/2018


Library of Congress


The Library of Congress Work Study Student Program is a progressive, career development program for local high school students. It combines on-the-job training and career development with classroom instructions and education. Under the paid program, students earn a federal salary, receive work site supervision and career assistance. Students will get the rare chance to work part-time when school is in session with the possibility of full-time employment during school breaks in the administrative support field.

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This program offers high school students insights into the environment and culture of the world's largest and most comprehensive repository of human knowledge. Work Study Students will be exposed to a broad spectrum of library work: copyright, preservation, reference, access standards, and information management.

For more details about the Work Study Student Program, click here: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/index.php?action=cFellowships.showDetail&lastSearch=|1||&record=4