Student Opportunities

The following opportunities are available to Oakland Catholic High School students through local Colleges, Universities, and businesses. These opportunities are presented to our students so they can have first hand experiences in the fields that interest them most.

Check back often; this page is updated as we receive new information regarding upcoming student opportunities. Stop in and see your School Counselor with any questions.

Summer 2019 - Blueprint Signature Summer Programs, Various Colleges/Universities

Spend your summer immersed in college life! Blueprint offers personal, innovative and super-fun pre-college programs that allow you to explore college life and understand the importance of College & Career Readiness.

Programs happening at the following college campuses:
Georgetown University
Howard University
Lehigh University
University of Florida
University of Virginia
University of California, LA

Click here fore more information or call 1-877-415-1111.

August 2019 - May 2020 - Youth Leadership Council, Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish has developed a Youth Leadership Council for students in 9th through 12th grade. This is an opportunity for students to learn about philanthropy while volunteering at Make-A-Wish, and giving back to an important cause.

Click here for more information and to apply! Application deadline is July 5th.

August 4-10, 2019 - Sustainability Leadership Academy, Chatham University

Chatham University's Sustainability Leadership Academy

August 4-10, 2019 Eden Hall Campus

A residential camp focused on careers in sustainability for high school students. Learn leadership skills needed to be a community change agent and leave with a fully fleshed-out project plan to implement in your community. Focus topics include: equity, food, water, energy, conservation, green buildings, urban planning, transportation, community organizing, business, and more.

Full and partial scholarships available. This opportunity is open to rising 10th, 11th, 12th, graders, as well as students leaving the 12th grade.

For more information, visit

August 2019 - May 2020 - Emerging Youth Program, Green & Healthy Schools Academy

The Emerging Youth Program (EYP) integrates concepts of sustainability into the lives of a diverse group of high-school students. Based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the program catalyzes students to implement daily trans-formative actions to improve the health of their communities. The program incorporates the values of equity, accountability, leadership, collaboration, community and health as a means of challenging students to self-advocate for their own futures.

The application deadline has been extended until August 2nd. View the application here.

September 14, 2019 - Tour de Cure: Ride.Run.Walk, American Diabetes Assoc - Volunteer Opportunity!

The American Diabetes Association is recruiting volunteers for the upcoming Pittsburgh Tour de Cure: Ride.Run.Walk event on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at South Shore Riverfront Park. This is an opportunity for students to get involved to be able to help in their community as well as receiving service hours. There are volunteer opportunities available on Friday, September 13th as well as Saturday, September 14th. Volunteer positions as well as time commitments can be found at or the attached sheet.

As a small token of our appreciation, each volunteer will receive a free volunteer t-shirt, food and beverage, and experience the day of festivities including live music.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Patti Kopko at 412-824-1181, Ext. 4607 or via email Patti Kopko at