Summer Lab wants to hire more high school students


Nicky Edwards-Levin, Midway Reporter

From being a counselor at Adventure Kids to participating in the Interactive Engineering Design Seminar, this year’s Summer Lab, which has employment options for every U-High student, will aim to have more high schoolers involved in the program through outreach and clarity about the application process.

In the past, though many high schoolers were interested in getting jobs for Summer Lab, not everybody had an equal or fair chance, according to Becky Chmielewski, associate director of family life programs.

“In the past, it was easier to get a job in the summer if you knew who to talk to about getting a job,” Ms. Chmielewski said.

Summer Lab, which consists of the Adventure Kids Day camp, Summer Lab on Stage, Summer School, Fun in the Sun and Sports Camp, offers employment, or participation, opportunities for high schoolers. Applications to be a summer counselor are due by May 15, via the Summer Lab website under the “Employment” tab. Applicants must submit a résumé and cover letter along with other details listed on the page.