Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Discover@Wheaton Summer College for High School Students


Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2017 programs.  

Be sure to consider joining us for DISCOVER@WHEATON 2018!


Welcome to Discover@Wheaton Summer Seminar for High School Students

2017 Program Offering: Innovation and Social Change       Become a change-maker under the guidance of Wheaton President Dennis Hanno, who has taught this program around the world.

For: Rising Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and recent High School Graduates

Program Dates: July 10 - 14, 2017;  9:00am - 5:00pm

Program Cost: $575, includes lunch and snacks

Do you want to make a difference in the world?   Are you interested in learning how to build an entrepreneurial venture?

The Innovation and Social Change Seminar is an opportunity to do both!  Through this intensive week-long course you will learn the fundamentals of business and discover the pathway to making meaningful change.  By the end of the week you will be prepared to launch an organization that can help you achieve your dreams of making a difference in the world.  And, you will have the unique opportunity to learn directly from Wheaton College President Dennis Hanno, as well as many of Wheaton's outstanding faculty.

What does that mean? It means that you will develop the confidence to pursue your passions and the organizational knowledge and expertise necessary to begin your own entrepreneurial endeavor.

What does the schedule look like? Each day we will focus on a daily topic designed to move you from idea to action!  Monday through Thursday will follow the schedule below; Friday will culminate in a Rocket Pitch Competition and Reception, to which families are invited.

9:00-10:30    Daily Topic: Developing the Skills to be a Change-                               maker

10:30-10:45  Break

10:45-12:00  Building Your Skills - Small Group Activities

12:00-1:00    Lunch and Learn Session Focused on Building                                     Professional Skills

1:00-2:30*     Social Innovation in Action: Learn from Change-makers

2:30-3:00*     Break*

3:00-4:30*     Building YOUR Plan Workshops*

4:30-5:00*     Daily Wrap Up*


*On Friday

1:00-2:30       Preliminaries for Rocket Pitch Competition

2:30-4:00       Finals for Rocket Pitch Competition, families invited

4:00-5:00       Graduation and Reception, families invited


Need a residential option?  Have questions about the program? Feel free to contact us at discover@wheatoncollege.edu for additional information.


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