100 Black Men of Philadelphia – National
The 100 Black Men of America trains its members, who are all volunteers, using a curriculum entitled Mentoring the 100 Way, which stresses the long term commitment required and teaches effective and innovative mentoring concepts. The 100 Black Men has expanded over the decades from classroom and school-based mentoring programs to community mentoring and to deploying our mentoring concept in schools run by the 100. While improving educational achievement is a significant goal of our mentoring efforts, Mentoring the 100 Way focuses on developing our mentees from elementary school to career.
A Better Chance – National *
A Better Chance seeks to increase substantially the number of well-educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society. This is done by facilitating their entry into independent college preparatory schools. Through its network of member schools, A Better Chance is able to leverage an estimated $20+ million per year in financial aid for talented, economically disadvantaged youth of color. More than 96% of A Better Chance's graduates go on to college directly after high school, a majority entering our country's most selective colleges.
Academically Interested Minds (AIM) – Kettering University – National
AIM (Academically Interested Minds) is a five-week residential pre-college summer program which began in 1984 and has continued to thrive over the years. The program is designed to augment Kettering University's efforts to reach a greater number of multicultural students who have a strong interest in the areas of engineering, math, science and business.
Founded in 2000, the ACE Mentor Program of Eastern Pennsylvania gives students from local high schools an exciting opportunity to learn more about potential careers in architecture, engineering and construction. Under the mentorship of experienced professionals from leading building industry firms, students work in teams to pursue a range of informative and stimulating after-school activities, including field trips to “in-progress” construction sites, discussions with project managers, tours of professional offices and more. In addition, each team works on a project that addresses “real-life” situations and issues.
ACT-SO – National
The NAACP's Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students.
Advanced College Experience (ACE) – Community College of Philadelphia
Get a head start on college with Community College of Philadelphia’s summer ACE program. ACE, the Advanced College Experience, provides college-level courses for highly motivated high school students going into 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grades as well as students pursuing a GED. Meeting students from diverse backgrounds, getting a jump on college with the possibility of earning college credits, exploring career interests and using your creative talents are some of the many reasons we think you should talk to your teachers, friends and family about registering for ACE.
African Cultural Alliance of North America (ACANA)
ACANA provides a variety of programs such as arts and culture programs and job training, but also runs a series of programs aimed specifically for children and adolescents, which allow them the opportunity to engage in positive interaction and development.
Art Start and DigiStart
Art Start and DigiStart are both unique full scholarship summer programs developed for talented students enrolled in Philadelphia high schools, who would not otherwise have the occasion to study visual art on an extracurricular basis. Tyler School of Art is proud to provide this opportunity for students to advance their creative abilities. Open to students entering 11th and 12th grades, Tyler Art Start and DigiStart run for 4 weeks each summer.
Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow all while having fun. It is the place where great futures are started each and every day. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Our Clubs serve millions of boys and girls, with thousands of Clubs at locations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Programming are in the areas of: Education & Career Programs; Character & Leadership Programs; Health & Life Skills; The Arts Programs; Sports, Fitness and Recreation; and Specialized Programs.
Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia *
We provide a six-year, tuition free, year-round, academically rigorous study skills enrichment program that provides a pathway to college for middle and high school students. In the summer, middle school students attend a six-week academic program taught by high school and college students aspiring to be teachers. During the school year, the program continues two Saturdays a month, with a curriculum concentrating on academic areas that foster a lifelong love of learning. After the middle school component, students continue into the high school College Prep program.
buildOn's mission is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. In the U.S., buildOn empowers urban youth to transform their neighborhoods through afterschool programs and intensive community service. Internationally, buildOn works alongside local communities to build schools in some of the economically poorest countries, including Haiti, Nicaragua, Nepal, Senegal, Malawi, and Mali. buildOn students travel to these villages to participate in school construction and be immersed in a different culture.
Carleton Liberal Arts Experience – National
Carleton College is honored to host an inspiring summer program designed for the best and brightest college-bound students representing high schools across the country. The Carleton Liberal Arts Experience (CLAE) will select 50 high school students who have just completed their sophomore year and bring them to Carleton, all expenses paid, for a one-week summer program. The CLAE program introduces the strengths of a liberal arts education through an array of courses in science, art, social sciences, and technology.
Center for Male Engagement – Community College of Philadelphia
Geared toward African-American males, the Center for Male Engagement offers a community of support and encouragement from peers and mentors. You will find the knowledge, guidance and resources you need to achieve your academic and career goals. Qualified staff will help you navigate the college environment and resolve challenges in order for you to stay at the College and graduate. The Center will connect you to educational services and extracurricular opportunities that will help you become a more successful student and develop your communication, team work and leadership skills.
Champions of Caring
Champions of Caring is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to sensitizing, educating, and empowering young people to take active roles in improving their communities. Our community and school-based programs help reduce prejudice, encourage service, and promote positive community change.
Community College of Philadelphia TRIO Upward Bound
The goal of TRIO Upward Bound is to increase college enrollment and graduation rates for students from low-income households or from homes where neither parent has earned a bachelor's degree. The program provides academic support, emotional encouragement and assistance with the college
application and financial aid process as a means of overcoming social barriers to higher education.
Directory of After School Programs in Philadelphia
ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships was created in 2002 at the request of City leaders to bring to public awareness the dangers of the afternoon hours for unsupervised youth in Philadelphia. Since its inception, it has rallied the Greater Philadelphia community to recruit volunteers, teachers and organizations to lead enrichment clubs across the city, with an emphasis on areas with high rates of poverty, crime, and truancy.
EducationWorks provides comprehensive support for economically disadvantaged communities in Philadelphia and Chester, PA, and Camden and Trenton, NJ. Our goal is to provide educational programs and services that enrich the lives of children, youth and families. By tackling core issues like literacy, graduation rates, safety and social awareness we are equipping individuals with the tools they need to stay safe, finish school, make better choices and become more productive members of their communities. From in-school programs to after-school and summer programs and beyond, we serve children as young as 6 weeks all the way through to adulthood.
Girls Inc. of Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey – National
Girls Incorporated of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. We achieve this mission by addressing the unique needs of girls through advocacy, education, and direct services, including the development of mentoring relationships. These programs focus on leadership and community service, science, technology and math, as well as financial literacy, sports, culture/heritage, promoting a healthy lifestyle, decision making, and media literacy.
Girls' Leadership Camp
We are a nonprofit leadership program for Philadelphia girls. Our program focuses on team-building, leadership development, creative arts, and appreciation of nature. We offer girls the chance to get out of the city for a one-week sleep away camp experience, and then to get involved in our year-round mentoring, service projects, creative arts, and leadership activities.
Governor's Schools of Pennsylvania
Summer residential governor’s schools offer gifted and high-achieving secondary students an enrichment program. Lehigh University maintains the former Governor’s School for Global Entrepreneurship as the Pennsylvania School for Global Entrepreneurship; and the University of Pittsburgh maintains the former Governor’s School for Health Care as the University of Pittsburgh Health Career Scholars Academy.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund – National
The HSF's mission is to increase the number of Hispanic college graduates by awarding scholarships and assisting students and their families in navigating the barriers to college access and completion.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation – National
The Young Scholars Program provides the most personalized, generous scholarship experience in the nation. The Foundation works closely with Scholars and their families to construct a tailored educational program that includes, but is not limited to, support for summer programs, distance learning courses, and music and art instruction. Some Young Scholars attend a private school if none of their public school options adequately serve their academic potential; however, many stay in their public schools.
Leaders About Business – The Enterprise Center (TEC-LAB)
Since 1997, TEC-LAB has provided innovative and award-winning programs that give youth a forum to explore entrepreneurship, develop leadership skills, and serve their communities as they create viable career options for the future.
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA) – National
LEDA (Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America) is a not-for-profit organization devoted to developing leaders for our nation by helping exceptional public high school students who come from underserved backgrounds gain admission to the country's leading colleges and universities.
LEAPS’ (Lacrosse Education Attitude Perseverance Success) mission is to enrich the lives of youth through lacrosse and education, as well as instill the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle. All of which will, in turn, help them develop a positive worldview. LEAPS will show that with hard work on and off the field, anyone can be successful.
Legacy: Youth, Tennis and Education
Our mission is to prepare young people, especially those from under-resourced families and communities, for success as individuals and as active, responsible citizens through innovative tennis, education, life skills, and leadership development programming.
Materials Camp – Drexel University
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University, in conjunction with the ASM International Philadelphia "Liberty Bell" Chapter, will host Materials Camp, a week-long, hands-on academic day camp to introduce high school students to the exciting and important field of materials science and engineering. Materials Camp provides the perfect opportunity for high school students to explore the field of materials science and engineering.
Mighty Writers' mission is to teach Philadelphia kids (ages 7 to 17) to think and write with clarity so they can achieve success at school, at work and in life. We offer a daily afterschool Academy, plus long- and short-term writing classes at night and on the weekends. We also have a Mighty Teen Scholars program, mentorships, intensive SAT Prep courses and college essay writing classes.
Minds Matter Philadelphia – National
We forge relationships with guidance counselors, who then recommend their top sophomores to attend our program. Each accepted student is paired with two mentors who work together for the next three years. Our program consists of SAT/ACT training, Vocabulary and Writing & Critical Thinking workshops, application, scholarship and financial aid navigation techniques, career panels, college life assimilation tools, and various guest speakers and field trips. Every summer, we send each sophomore and junior mentee to a college summer program, and seniors to a leading four-year college, of his or her choice.
Mini-Med Summer Camp – Drexel University
If you have a solid academic record and are about to enter your junior or senior year in high school or freshman year in college, this one-of-a-kind experience can open the door to enlighten you about a future career in medicine. Mini-Med Summer Camp physicians are Drexel University College of Medicine faculty members, fellows and residents in each specialty represented.
Minority Introduction to Engineering & Science (MITES) – MIT- National
Through the MITES (Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science) program, The Office of Engineering Outreach Programs offers three rigorous residential and online academic enrichment programs for promising high school juniors who are interested in studying and exploring careers in science and engineering. By submitting a MITES application, students are automatically considered for one of three academic enrichment opportunities: a one-week residential program, a six-week residential program, and a six-month online enrichment program.
Monell Science Apprenticeship Program
The Monell Science Apprenticeship Program brings high school and undergraduate college students to the Center each summer to conduct experiments related to the senses and nutrition. An intensive seven-week internship allows students to participate in structured research experiences, as well as in a number of enrichment activities.
Mural Arts Program
The Art Education Department at Mural Arts offers year-round art instruction at no cost to Philadelphia youth ages 10 to 22. Our program invites you to take risks in your art, give voice to your experiences, and illustrate the world as you see it. At one of 16 sites across the city, our team of teaching artists will connect you to Mural Arts’ major public art projects through class projects that range from independent small-scale pieces to large-scale collaborations.
National Hispanic Institute – National
We are both a national and international organization that provides Latino young people with the structures and settings to envision themselves as future community leaders, practice their skills in leading and working with others, and engage in critical discussions to define their calling while preparing themselves for the mission of changing lives. Dedication to personal excellence, a strong belief in family and culture, and service to others are the core values and beliefs that drive the work of the Institute and embrace its vision.
National Space Club Scholars – National
The National Space Club Scholars Project is a summer intern experience for up to 30 high school students to work with space scientists and engineers. The purpose of this project is to provide students the opportunity to experience how research and development organizations operate on a day-to-day basis in direct support of NASA's mission to inspire the next generation of explorers. Participants are assigned to work with a technical professional in a field related to the student's stated interests and expertise. The available areas of interest include Earth and space systems science, computer science, and engineering.
Norris Square Neighborhood Project
Norris Square Neighborhood Project is a community-driven, bilingual learning center in North Philadelphia that offers innovative youth and community programming including after school programs, arts and media programs, urban gardening and a year round CSA for Latino youth.
Philadelphia City Rowing
Philadelphia City Rowing seeks to empower local public school students through the sport of rowing.
Philadelphia Futures: a union of White-Williams Scholars and Philadelphia Futures, provides Philadelphia's low-income, first-generation-to-college students with the tools, resources and opportunities necessary for admission to and success in college.
PhillyCAM (Community Access Media) offers internships to provide high school, college and graduate-level students an opportunity to learn professional methods of media production, non-profit program development and management, and the value of community-generated media.
Princeton University Summer Journalism Program – National
We welcome about 20 high school students from low-income backgrounds every summer to Princeton's campus for an intensive, 10-day seminar on journalism. The program's goal is to diversify college and professional newsrooms by encouraging outstanding students from low-income backgrounds to pursue careers in journalism. All expenses, including students' travel costs to and from Princeton, are paid for by the program.
Provost Summer Mentorship Program – University of Pennsylvania
The Provost Summer Mentorship Program is an innovative four-week program geared to inspire first generation underrepresented students in Philadelphia to view higher education as an achievable goal. Students attending this program will have the opportunity to participate in summer programming within one of Penn's five professional schools (Dental Medicine, Nursing, Engineering, Medicine, and Law). Over the course of the program, high school students gain first hand exposure to an academic discipline and the opportunity to explore a variety of career opportunities.
QuestBridge – National
QuestBridge is a powerful platform bridging the nation's brightest, under-served youth and leading institutions of higher education and further opportunities. We are an aggregator of excellence. QuestBridge provides a single, internet-based meeting point which links exceptional students with colleges, scholarship providers, enrichment programs employers, and organizations seeking students who have excelled despite obstacles. By facilitating these exchanges, QuestBridge aims to increase the percentage of talented low-income students attending the nation's best universities and the ranks of national leadership itself.
Research Science Institute (RSI) – MIT – National
Each summer, 80 of the world's most accomplished high school students gather at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for the Research Science Institute (RSI). RSI is the first cost-free to students, summer science & engineering program to combine on-campus course work in scientific theory with off-campus work in science and technology research. RSI scholars first participate in a week of intensive STEM classes with accomplished professors. The heart of RSI is the five week research internship where students conduct individual projects under the tutelage of mentors who are experienced scientists and researchers. During the final week of RSI, students prepare written and oral presentations on their research projects.
Say Yes to Education – National
Say Yes to Education, Inc. is a national non-profit committed to dramatically increasing high school and college graduation rates for our nation’s inner-city youth. We provide comprehensive supports, including the promise of a tuition scholarship, aligned with what research indicates is needed to enable every child to achieve his or her potential.
Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) – National
The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer. The goals of SEAP are to encourage participating students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further their education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN.
The Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) – National
The High School STEP-UP provides hands-on summer research experience for high school students interested in exploring research careers in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences. The program provides exposure to the core NIDDK mission areas of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases and nutrition; and kidney, urologic and hematologic diseases.
Smith Summer Science and Engineering Program (SSEP) – National
The Smith Summer Science and Engineering Program (SSEP) is a four-week residential program for exceptional young women with strong interests in science, engineering and medicine. Each July, select high school students from across the country and abroad come to Smith College to do hands-on research with Smith faculty in the life and physical sciences and in engineering.
SquashSmarts works with 5th-12th grade students who are selected based on commitment, effort and attitude, not athletic or academic ability. Operating out of two facilities, the Lenfest Center (North Philadelphia) and Drexel’s Daskalakis Athletic Center (West Philadelphia), students attend practices three days each week focusing on SquashSmarts’ Five Pillars: (1) Academic Support, (2) Squash Instruction, (3) Fitness and Nutrition, (4) Personal Achievement, and (5) Leadership. Students also participate in competitive squash opportunities, community service projects, cultural outings, and special events.
Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program (SIMR) – National
This is an eight-week program in which high school students from diverse backgrounds are invited to perform basic research with Stanford faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students and researchers on a medically-oriented project. The goals of the program include increasing interest in biological sciences and medicine in high school students, helping students to understand how scientific research is performed, and increasing diversity of students and researchers in the sciences.
Stanford Medical Youth Science Program – National
The Stanford Medical Youth Science Program works to increase knowledge about the sciences and health professions, and offer guidance about the college admissions process to low-income and/or underrepresented minority students. To meet this goal, SMYSP offers a university-based five-week Summer Residential Program and school-based academic year health disparities curriculum.
Starfinder pairs athletic instruction with a range of educational and enrichment programs, delivered after school during the academic year and at summer camps. Programs take place in our 30,000 square foot indoor soccer and education facility as well as at schools and recreation centers around the region.
The Steppingstone Scholars *
The Steppingstone Scholars program prepares motivated schoolchildren for acceptance and success at college preparatory schools. These schools include public, independent and parochial schools in the Philadelphia area. Students are accepted into the Scholars Program in fourth grade, begin the 14-month academic preparation component during the summer before fifth grade, and begin attending their new schools in the sixth grade. The Scholars Program comprises every phase of the Scholars' progression through the program, from admission in the fourth grade to graduation from college.
Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK)
The Summer Engineering Experience for Kids program (SEEK) is the National Society of Black Engineers’ (NSBE) premiere solution to the underrepresentation of African American students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. The free, three week program is a STEM pipeline designed to expose African American children to STEM fields as early as the third grade and through the twelfth grade. In addition, this exposure will be provided by utilizing NSBE members, who are young, Black, collegiate students, majoring in STEM fields.
Summer Fellowship Program in Biomedical Research – Wistar Institute
Started in 1994, Wistar’s Summer Fellowship Program gives students the opportunity to become directly involved in experimental biological research projects at the bench level. During the course of the summer, students work on active research projects in areas such as cancer genetics, control of tumor progression, or vaccine development.
Summer Humanities Institute – Stanford – National
Students will spend three weeks on the beautiful Stanford campus, living in residence. They will spend the first two weeks intensively studying and researching a topic in history or philosophy, attending daily lectures by the faculty members, and participating in group discussions and activities in the afternoon. During their third week, students will work closely with their professors, graduate students, and writing mentors to produce original research projects. These papers present an opportunity for students to use what they have learned at Stanford to develop their own answers to the central questions that are addressed by the humanities.
Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (SIP) – National
Ages: 16 and over
Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. Internships cover a minimum of eight weeks, with students generally arriving at the NIH in May or June. The NIH Institutes and the Office of Intramural Training & Education sponsor a wide range of summer activities including lectures featuring distinguished NIH investigators, career/professional development workshops, and Summer Poster Day.
Summer Music Technology Program (SMT) – Drexel University
The College of Engineering Summer Music Technology (SMT) Program is an innovative, one-week learning experience that provides twenty rising high school sophomores and juniors with a unique opportunity to learn about music production technology and digital audio from Drexel faculty and students. This program approaches music and audio technology from the perspective of engineering, mathematics and science.
Summer Research with the National Institute on Drug Abuse – National
Ages: 15 and over
This program is designed to provide high school and undergraduate students from underrepresented groups with meaningful research experiences and mentorship in the field of drug abuse and addiction. Each year up to 50 NIDA research investigators offer their labs and their time for eight to ten weeks to mentor up to 60 students interested in drug abuse research.
Summer Search – National
The mission of Summer Search is to find resilient low-income high school students and inspire them to become responsible and altruistic leaders by providing year-round mentoring, summer experiences, college advising, and a lasting support network.
Telluride Association Sophomore Summer – National
Telluride works with university faculty to create exciting courses designed to inspire young people to explore the histories, politics and cultural experiences of people of African descent and a variety of other topics.
Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP) – National
A Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP) is a six-week educational experience for high school juniors that offers challenges and rewards rarely encountered in secondary school or even college. Each program is designed to bring together young people from around the world who share a passion for learning. Telluride students, or TASPers, attend a seminar led by college and university scholars and participate in many other educational and social activities outside the classroom.
Temple University Math & Science Upward Bound (MSUB)
The Temple University's Math Science Upward Bound Program (MSUB) is a comprehensive program designed to enhance the academic skills and preparation of talented high school students who have an interest in pursuing math or science as a major in college. While providing students with academic support and hands-on science and math experience and exploration, MSUB will also assist students in the college preparation, identification, and application process. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, MSUB provides a 6-week summer residential program on the campus of Temple University, and an after school and Saturday Program during the academic year. Once students are selected to participate, they remain in the program through their high school graduation.
United Communities Southeast Philadelphia
United Communities Southeast Philadelphia has a long and rich tradition of service to children, adults and families residing in Southeast Philadelphia. Youth services include summer activities, internships, after-school enrichment, academic support, entrepreneurship, and more.
University of Pennsylvania Upward Bound
The University of Pennsylvania High School Upward Bound Program is a college preparatory program designed to motivate and prepare students in the program for the successful pursuit of a four-year college education. The goal of the program is to increase the rate at which low-income, first-generation-to-college students enroll in and graduate from a college or university with a bachelor's degree. The mission of the program is to provide high school students in grades 9–12, at the identified high schools, with academic, career and cultural enrichment resources and programming to assist students to graduate from high school and increase the rate at which low income, first generation college students matriculate and graduate from post-secondary institutions.
Ventures Scholars – National
The Ventures Scholars Program is a national nonprofit membership program designed to promote access to higher education for young adults interested in pursuing math- and science-based careers.
The mission of The Village of Arts and Humanities is to support the voices and aspirations of the community through providing opportunities for self-expression rooted in art and culture. The Village inspires people to be agents of positive change through programs that encompass arts and culture, engage youth, revitalize community, preserve heritage and respect the environment.
WE2 – Temple University
Temple University's College of Engineering is offering an exciting, one-week residential summer program for female high school students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year. The program features: hands-on projects in robotics, bioengineering, environmental engineering, civil & mechanical engineering; a field trip to NASA; and interaction with professional female engineers.
W.E.B. Dubois Scholars Institute – National
The W.E.B. DuBois Scholars Institute provides leadership, scholarship, community service, and entrepreneur training along with exposure to science and technology for high-achieving youth attending secondary schools. It was founded with an aim to develop a cadre of brilliant leaders/activist scholars with a commitment to contributing their talents for the betterment of others by solving major problems facing our society.
Wharton Pre-College Programs
Wharton's summer programs for high school students provide an opportunity to develop leadership skills and explore your interest in business. Programs include the topics of: Leadership, Education and Development; Leadership in the Business World; Management & Technology; and Sports Business.
Women In National Sciences (WINS) – Drexel University
Women In Natural Sciences (WINS) is a free after-school and summer science enrichment program at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Since its founding in 1982, WINS has introduced hundreds of high school girls to future careers in science and other professions by providing hands-on science workshops, career and college exploration, and positive youth development.
Women's Technology Program (WTP) – MIT – National
The MIT Women's Technology Program (WTP) is a rigorous four-week summer academic and residential experience where female high school students explore engineering through hands-on classes, labs, and team-based projects in the summer after 11th grade.
Youth Leadership Conference on Asian and Pacific Islander Health – Stanford – National
The Youth Leadership Conference on Asian and Pacific Islander Health is a four day conference at Stanford University. High school students from across the country are invited to attend to gain leadership skills for effecting change in local communities. Conference participants will meet other students interested in making a difference in public health. Leading medical experts, professors, and policymakers will speak on issues of Asian and Pacific Islander health. Students will also have a chance to apply the skills they gain in an outreach planning simulation.