While we use the new page for internships, we'll use this "original" page for more logistics info.
- Here's our Community Summer Overview , outlining why we do this summer at all and how it will work.
- Watch these fun documentaries created by recent graduates:
Vicki and Sydney
SUMMER 2023 Logistics
See you in Nashville for our Community Summer retreat, May 22-25!
A note about traveling to Nashville for the retreat: For Scholars who are driving to the retreat, we will reimburse mileage at the Federal rate of $.655/mile. Scholars must document their miles traveled. We will reimburse even those Scholars who are driving others to the retreat. In 2022, Vishal drove from Salt Lake City to pick up Anna in Colorado and then went to Nashville and then Mississippi. At this year's rate, Vishal would receive a check for $1113.50 to cover the 1700 miles to Nashville. Becca left her home in Pennsylvania, picked up Jenna in New Jersey, and drove to Nashville, receiving reimbursement for all those miles. Before we had a retreat, Scholars sometimes used their stipends to fly home and drive to Community Summer. Ben Rees drove from New Mexico to Whitesburg a few years earlier.
Mental Health Resources
These are some nontraditional options that other Scholars have found helpful. It’s not a comprehensive list, but these have helped students move in the right direction with mental health.
BetterHelp: This app matches you with a licensed counselor for a long-term or short-term counseling relationship over the Internet. You can write in messages and receive answers, and schedule a phone call or video session. $40 - $70 a week.
Talkspace: Another app that matches you with a licensed counselor to reach out to 1-2 times a day, with the ability to add a video chat. Begins at $49 a week.
7Cups*: The free version of this app connects you to caring listeners (who aren’t professionals) for emotional support. The paid version (with professionals) starts at $33/week.
What’s Up?*: This app uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) methods and gives you strategies to ground yourself and cope.
Mood Kit*: Uses a foundation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and provides users with over 200 mood improvement activities.
*= Not a professional healthcare provider.