Summer Opportunities for Youth 2020

  • Academy NExT

    Academy NExT will be hosting two summer camps that provide a residential program.  Students will stay overnight in the dorms at Idaho State University, eat in the cafeteria, and participate in activities grounded in STEM.  The activities will support communication, soft-skills, and career exploration.  Please contact Jenn Gallup, (208) 282-5382, with any questions. 

    Week 1, June 8-12 will include students with more significant disabilities and communication challenges. Up to 8 students.  

    Week 2, July 27-31 will include students with mild to moderate disabilities.  Up to 16 students. 

    For a student to be a participant in the program they need to be a client of Vocational Rehabilitation Services.  This process can take up to 12 weeks; therefore, it will be necessary to start soon. Contact your student’s school special education case manager to connect with a Voc Rehab counselor.

  • 2020 Idaho Youth Leadership Forum

    Idaho Youth Leadership Forum is designed for youth with disabilities ages 16-21, to take part in an all-expense paid opportunity to develop leadership skills and learn how to reach academic, career and independence goals. The program is held on the Boise State University campus, June 7-12.  Application deadline- February 15!  Find the application at and contact Jami Davis at with questions.