In recognizing the importance of having a summer enrichment program targeting high school students from underserved and underrepresented communities, Prospanica Chicago and Sprouting Leaders have partnered to help facilitate and manage the Summer Enrichment Program (SEP).

Program Overview

Workshops & Presentations

Monday through Wednesday

Corporate Tours


University Tours


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    July Four-Week Program

    SEP is a four-week program during July for high school students, many of whom are first-generation minorities.

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    Students are exposed to opportunities in various business fields, college preparation, communications, professional networking, and personal finance.

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    University Exploration

    SEP includes visits to universities as well as corporate offices where students can meet with accomplished industry professionals.

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    Completely FREE for students

    The program is entirely free for every student and thoroughly covers the cost of educational materials, public transportation, lunches, and tours.

Application Deadline EXTENDED: June 18th

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To Apply Today!

Thank you to our Partners and Sponsors!

Chicago Scholars
Junior Achievement
Prospanica Chicago
Sprouting Leaders

BMO Harris Bank
City of Chicago
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Morgan Stanley
Northern Trust

DePaul University
Illinois Institute of Technology
Loyola University
Northeastern Illinois University
Roosevelt University
University of Chicago
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Notre Dame
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Want to get Involved?


We love our volunteers and are always looking for your help.

Please fill out this volunteer interest form. SEP Volunteer Interest Form

What We’re Looking For

  • Facilitators

    Help facilitate during our Workshops and Presentations.
    Monday through Wednesdays
    9 am – 12 pm,
    1 pm – 3:30 pm, or
    all day.

  • Student Recruitment

    Help recruit high school students year-round and through the entire application process. Help by sharing our application and program with students, schools, and organizations.

  • Tour Chaperone

    Help with our corporate tours.
    9 am – 12:45 pm,
    1 pm – 3:30 pm, or
    all day.

  • University Chaperone

    Help with our university tours.
    9 am – 12:45 pm

  • Interview Committee

    Help review and interview applicants.
    May through July.

  • Sponsor Committee

    Help bridge gaps in our budget by helping facilitate sponsorship and support to keep our program free for students.

  • Marketing Committee

    Marketing sells. Help us market and brand our program year-round.

  • Programming Committee

    Help us continuously improve our programming by being a part of the brainstorming and development process of our core program.


If you, your employer, or you can connect us with someone who can host, please let us know!

What We’re Looking For

  • Classroom Style

    For our Workshops & Presentations.
    Monday through Wednesday.
    9 am – 3:30 pm.

  • Corporate Tour

    Host our students for a corporate tour.
    AM (9 am – 12:45 pm)
    PM (1 pm – 3:30 pm).
    We ask that each tour provide continental breakfast (AM) or lunch (PM).

  • University Tour

    Host our students for a university tour.
    We ask that you provide lunch or help us secure a lunch sponsor.

  • Graduation Ceremony

    Host our students for a graduation ceremony. We ask that you provide lunch or help us secure a sponsor for lunch.


To keep our program free for our students, we are continously looking for sponsors to help cover the costs of running the Summer Enrichment Program.

What We’re Looking For

  • Transportation

    Our biggest expense is transportation for our students. Help us get our students around Chicago by sponsoring transportation.

  • Lunch

    Help us provide lunch for our students during our Workshops & Presentations.

  • Programming

    Help us continuously improve our program by being a programming sponsor!

  • Marketing

    Help us market our program by helping provide swag!

Frequently Asked Questions

SEP is FREE for our students!
Although, on average, it costs $500 per student, our program is FREE for our students thanks to our sponsors and partners!

Thanks to our sponsors, we are able to provide CTA passes and Metra passes for students accepted into the program.

To quote Kevin Hart “You gon learn today!”
We want everyone to be comfortable and practice safe travel habits when navigating public transportation.

We are always looking for volunteer leaders to help with facilitating our Workshops & Presentations, recruit students, corporate tour chaperones, university chaperones, interview committee, sponsor committee, marketing committee, or programming committee. Send us an email ( and will be in contact shortly.

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