Want to develop your leadership skills while exploring your academic passions? Look no further than the Junior Discovery 1 Week Accelerated Middle School program. This new offering takes elements from UCLA’s nationally renowned leadership development program, the Bruin Leaders Project, to explore what makes an effective and impactful leader. Students learn how these leadership qualities can be applied to a variety of fields!
Our unique program allows students to explore possible career paths through conversations with industry experts and case studies of successful professionals. Students will develop a variety of leadership and personal skills, as they explore concepts such as social emotional intelligence, tolerance, critical thinking, problem solving, adaptability, public speaking, conflict management, working and collaborating in a team setting, resilience and grit, and maintaining high levels of productivity through self-management. Students will also have an opportunity to explore new concepts in STEM industries or emerging trends in the business world.
Courses in STEM, Business & Entrepreneurship, Medicine, Sports Management & ESports, and more!
During our 30+ year partnership with UCLA, we have provided incredible summer experiences for thousands of middle school students from the United States and all over the world. In our middle school community, everyone is welcome and everyone belongs. Join us and create long-lasting friendships this summer while discovering your academic passions.
Live with your new friends on UCLA’s beautiful suburban campus. Become more mature and confident with the support of our amazing staff. Plus, your safety and providing a nurturing, growth-focused environment is our top priority!
You'll take our Leadership Seminar and your choice of 1 of 6 different interactive courses including Introduction to Engineering, Entrepreneurship and Technology, Introduction to Medicine, Entrepreneurship, Sports and Entertainment, Leadership and Entrepreneurship, or Introduction to Marketing and Brand Management.
Spend your summer discovering everything LA has to offer. From Santa Monica Beach to The Grove to The Griffith Observatory. Every day on and off campus is action-packed.
Take advantage of the amazing Pac-12 athletic facilities at UCLA through pick-up games and tournaments.
Students who live in the Los Angeles area can participate in our program as a commuter student. Live at home and take part in our program Monday-Friday. Take courses and participate in afternoon activities Monday-Thursday. On Friday, you’re invited to participate in our closing ceremony before saying goodbye to your new friends.
Morning drop-off and evening pick-up available!
Tuition Includes: Term fees, academic and enrichment program, housing in UCLA Residence Hall, comprehensive welcome orientation and ice-breakers, meals on campus, supervised use of UCLA athletic and recreation facilities, activities, trips, excursions, transportation to and from all included activities, blanket, pillow, sheets, and towel.
Not Included: $100 application fee (non-refundable); $95 student ID/technology fee, airfare, airport transfers, books/class materials and course supplements, meals off campus, laundry, shopping, spending money, medical expenses.
Commuter Student Tuition Includes: Courses, 3 Meals in Reiber Dining Hall Monday-Thursday, breakfast and lunch on final day, daily afternoon activity, and access to Hedrick Hall lounges.