Illini Summer Academies (ISA) Will be Back in 2023

Our new director for this event, Cindy Ogwal, is in the process of redesigning the program to incorporate some new programming and ideas to make an even larger impact on youth in Illinois. One of these changes is that the Illini Summer Academies will now be biennial. Please check this page again in early 2023 for more information on our summer programs! In the meantime, you can find information on last year's Illini Summer Academies programs below.

Illini Summer Academies 

Illinois 4-H is proud to offer this hi-fidelity college exploratory experience on the University of Illinois campus. Participants attend academy sessions led by university professors and enjoy a variety of engaging activities that provide a taste of just how cool college life can be. Imagine getting to work alongside university professors while you’re still in HIGH SCHOOL! Imagine spending four days with kids your age from all across Illinois. That’s what happens at Illini Summer Academies, so stop imagining it and just do it! This program offers teens the opportunity to explore various degree programs of University of Illinois and learn of potential careers associated with those degrees. Illini Summer Academies is supported through the Illinois 4-H Foundation and intended to serve youth living in Illinois. Space for each academy is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Many academies reach capacity before the registration closes so don’t delay in registering. After much consideration to continue to provide high value and experience to youth, we have decided to continue ISA in 2023 (ISA will now be every other year). Please check on our website for future updates Fall 2022.




Contact for More Information:

University of Illinois Extension 4-H Youth Development Specialist
Cindy Ogwal
Event Coordinator
Carla Blue