OUR CURRENT INITIATIVES

At the Winston Opportunity Project, we are focused on helping youth make and achieve their personal, academic, and career goals. Our programs provide the next generation of leaders, scholars, and career professionals with the resources and support they need for success. Centered around mentorship, personalized academic enrichment, and hands-on career exposure and exploration, our programs are designed to spur both academic and personal growth and development.

 

SUMMER CAMPS AND ENRICHMENT

COMPUTING WITH ARDUINO: ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY SUMMER WORKSHOP

Join us this summer to explore, create, and innovate with Arduino. During this week-long summer workshop, students will build and program robots and other useful tech gadgets using Arduino - an electronic prototyping platform. Students will delve into the basics of computer and electrical engineering and apply these principles to complete a hands-on Arduino project throughout the workshop. This workshop is great for any students who are interested in technology and engineering in addition to anyone else who wants to apply their creative side or learn more about the world of technology.

Dates: July 26th-30th| 12-2pm

Location: Big Brothers Big Sisters| 200 S Marshall St N, Winston Salem, NC

Ages: 10-16

Cost: free

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EXPLORING CHEMISTRY WORKSHOP

Dates: August 2nd - August 6th| 12-2pm
Location: Big Brothers Big Sisters| 200 S Marshall St N, Winston Salem, NC
Ages: 10-16
Cost: free

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LAUNCH - WITH BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS

Create. Collaborate. Innovate.

Starting March 6th, 2021

Every other Saturday 12-1:30 pm

Lunch Provided


Launch into learning this semester with the Winston Opportunity Project and Big Brothers Big Sisters. As a continuation of last year’s Career Club Program, the Launch Program seeks to support the next generation of leaders, scholars, and career professionals on their path to success. This program is centered around student-driven and project-based learning and provides all students with the opportunity to learn about and discover topics that interest them. From entrepreneurship to medicine to tech and computer science, students will delve into a diverse array of subjects and engage in them through hands-on projects such as building prosthetic legs or brainstorming a business plan. Each Launch meeting will feature a new topic, often a guest speaker from the community, and fun, collaborative activities that incorporate problem solving and encourage creativity.

 
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LEARN TO CODE

BUILD A PROSTHETIC LEG

BECOME AN ENTREPRENEUR

LEARN FROM CAREER PROFESSIONALS

 

This year, unmatched participants in the program may also have the opportunity to be paired with a high school or college mentor for six months of virtual mentorship.


Through mentorship, academic enrichment, and student support, Launch’s goal is to foster personal and academic growth in a COVID-safe and engaging way. 


All middle school and high school students are welcome.

 

TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS - COMING SOON

We recognize that some students may have difficulty attending our programs due to transportation needs. As soon as it is safe to due so, transportation will be made available to students who need it.

Want to help ensure that all students can participate in our programs? Donate today so that transportation is not an issue for those who want to attend Launch or our Summer Camps