Youth Programs


Youth Programs

We are excited to announce summer Youth Programs at Sacramento State in a virtual environment with new online classes and schedules. Due to the unprecedented circumstances faced by families this year, we are providing a $50 or $100 scholarship voucher (depending on the course) that can be applied toward each class a student selects. The scholarship voucher will be applied during registration. 

We have created fun and engaging online experiences that will give students the opportunity to: 

  • Explore educational and career opportunities in various fields
  • Discover new academic and creative challenges in topics not always available in regular school
  • Work with other students on real-world projects
  • Get a preview of college 
  • Learn from Sacramento State professors, community college faculty, area public and private school teachers and industry professionals
  • Open to incoming 7th through 12th grade students including seniors who have just graduated.

Virtual Programs Offered in 2020

There are two programs offered for different age ranges, as follows:

  • Academic Talent Search: incoming 7th-10th graders will have the opportunity to explore new subjects, preview the college experience and get motivated for the next school year.
  • Summer Academies: incoming 9th-12th graders and graduating high school seniors can preview different career paths and college majors.

Youth Programs are a longstanding tradition at Sacramento State. We will see you online this summer and look forward to welcoming students back to campus in 2021!

Have questions? Get answers to frequently asked questions here.


Academic Talent Search (ATS)

The College of Continuing Education (CCE) is honoring its commitment to the community and youth programs by offering a select number of online courses this summer. Due to the high demand for these popular classes, we have added additional sections in order to deliver fun and academically challenging classes to more students.

Q & A with The Golden 1 Challenge : Financial Strategies for Success
Instructor Manuel Morfin discusses the longstanding partnership between Golden 1 and Sacramento State

Golden 1 has partnered with Academic Talent Search for 10 years. Why is ATS such a good fit for Golden 1? 

Course Listing

Summer 2020 ATS Schedule

We have an exciting lineup of courses taught by Sacramento State professors, community college faculty and industry professionals.

Overview Sacramento1 week9-12 Grades

Summer Academies for High School Students

This summer our Summer Academies for High School Students will provide hands-on career exploration in an exciting virtual world. Please check our 2020 Summer Academies schedule. 
Course Listing

Course Descriptions

The 2020 Summer Academies will be offered entirely online. We have an exciting lineup of courses taught by Sacramento State professors and industry professionals. Please take a look at the course descriptions and schedule.

And remember: we hope to be back on campus for 2021.


Help Teens Experience Our Summer Academies
Discover Sponsorship Opportunities

Summer Academies for High School Students are returning this year. Please consider a sponsorship to help teens in our community experience hands-on career exploration.