6th grade through college graduation


We help open doors to the future

We develop potential and create access to leadership and career opportunities.  Middle school students participate in workshops that foster skill-building, leadership development and cultural identity and resiliency, as well as field trips focused on career exploration and summer enrichment opportunities. High school students participate in leadership development retreats and workshops, focused on important civic and societal issues. High school and college scholars receive summer internship opportunities, personalized career counseling, opportunities for career exploration and professional mentorship.


Leadership retreats and workshops

In these retreats and workshops, we explore a range of topics, including effective and ethical leadership using seminar-style discussions, role plays and simulations. Retreat themes include:

  • Social contracts
  • Systemic discrimination
  • Equity in education

“The enrichment I have received from Rainier Scholars will raise me even higher in my next four years.”

Daniel Ewnetu, Cohort IX, Oregon Episcopal School ’17, Northwestern University ’21


From July to August each summer, our high school and college students can increase their skills for professional workplace success by participating in our internship program. During their 6 to 8-week internship, students will work in professional settings with a dedicated mentor.


“The ripple effect of changing futures is exponential.”

Chris Toher, Chief Operating Officer, Skanska




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