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Discover your Passion through Enrichment Programs
Our local school districts provide a wide range of academic and social interest clubs, extracurricular activities, sports and athletics that help develop interests. Each school provides unique offerings. To learn more about what your individual school offers, check out the links below.
Enrichment & Leadership Opportunities in Iredell & Mooresville
During the summer of 2023, Iredell-Statesville Schools offered 20 Summer Career Accelerator camps for the summer of 2023, Autopalooza, Nailed It!, STEM in Agriculture, 4 Culinary camps, Acting for Film/TV, Career Road Trip, an Aviation, Drone for beginners, Nail Art, Battle Bots, Robotics: Deep Dive into Coding, Rockets, Rover and Robots, Welding; Heavy Metal Fun, Summer Elevation Math/CTE and 4 STEAM Roadshow day camps. All of our camps focus on high energy, high impact and ends with a dive into MajorClarity, our career and college readiness platform to search careers associated with the camp they attended for the week or day. Check with your school for a list of available programs.
During the summer of 2023, three weeks of summer enrichment were offered to Mooresville students. The first two weeks were dedicated to students transitioning to middle school. Mooresville is reconfiguring the middle school grade levels to include sixth graders, so in the first two weeks, rising sixth and seventh graders were invited. These camps were held at Mooresville Middle School, and students participated in STEM, family and consumer science, business, engineering and electrical trades activities. The third week of camp was dedicated to rising ninth graders. Those students participated in advanced activities related to the same career fields. Each Wednesday, the campers went to the University of Charlotte for hands-on activities. They participated in career-focused activities in Area 49 of the Atkins Library. Check with your school for a list of available programs.
The Youth Leadership Iredell program is coordinated by the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce and Iredell-Statesville Schools. Through this program, students from diverse backgrounds, who have commitment to quality leadership, will experience opportunities for personal growth and increased awareness of the community and county. This program is held in partnership with North Iredell High School, South Iredell High School, Statesville High School, and West Iredell High School.
The Boys & Girls Club of the Piedmont was founded in 2007 with a mission to To enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive caring responsible citizens. Their core program areas include: Character & Leadership, Education and Career Development, Health & Life Skills, The Arts, Sports, Fitness & Recreation.
The Mooresville Youth Council is open to students in grades 9-12 who live in Mooresville or attend a school located in Mooresville. The Mooresville Youth Council serve as liaisons between the youth of Mooresville and the Town of Mooresville’s Board of Commissioners. Programming for the council includes hands-on department visits, service projects, community initiatives, team building, and mentorship opportunities. The year-long program accepts up to 25 members, and meets every second and fourth Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Iredell Crosby Scholars Community Partnership is a nonprofit college access organization. Purpose is to prepare students academically, financially, and personally for successful college admission and other post-secondary opportunities best suited to a student’s needs, aptitudes and dreams. Crosby Scholars offers participating scholars the opportunity for community service volunteer hours, career exploration activities, workshops and webinars, leadership development, and college tours.
Volunteering, Camps & Career Opportunities in Iredell
Crosby Scholars and United Way provide volunteer opportunities for students looking to get community service hours. Students can also complete community service hours through active participation with student clubs, athletic teams, or directly with local nonprofits. To learn about Local Nonprofits, please visit our Community Resources or Crosby Scholars.
Both school districts have brochures at the main office with available summer and enrichment camp opportunities for during the school year and summer season. The Parks and Recreation Departments at Town of Mooresville, City of Statesville, Iredell County, as well as neighboring towns and communities offer a variety of summer camp programs and activities. Iredell Statesville Schools provides Enrichment Opportunities, Crosby Scholars provides Try It Tuesdays College Prep Classes and College Tours. For a list of other summer camp opportunities check out The Boys & Girls Club of the Piedmont, Lowe’s YMCA, Camp Navigator, and The Best of LKN.
There area variety of summer programs that provide middle school and high school students with the opportunity to explore campus living and study during the summer. Here are some other programs that are offered at neighboring schools and universities Davidson College Summer Camps, Appalachian State University Summer Youth Programs, Summer Ventures in Mathematics and Science, Wake Forest University Summer Immersion Program, UNC Charlotte Youth Programs, UNC Charlotte Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics, and North Carolina School of Science and Math Summer Ventures Program.
Work-Based Learning Opportunities refers to a range of activities that involve employers and schools working together to provide students with structured learning experiences including job shadowing, internships, and apprenticeships. They allow students to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to real-world situations.
Career and Technical Education Clubs
The National Technical Honor Society is an educational non-profit that exists to honor, recognize, and empower students and teachers in Career & Technical Education. Students must complete at least two CTE courses within a pathway and have an overall GPA of 3.0. There is an induction each Spring.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a national organization for students in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) education in public and private school through grade 12. FCCLA offers intra-curricular resources and opportunities for students to pursue careers that support families.
HOSA is a global student-led organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services and several federal and state agencies. HOSA’s mission is to empower HOSA-Future Health Professionals to become leaders in the global health community, through education, collaboration, and experience.