Summer Program

Gale Scholars group photo

Summer Program


Students who will be juniors attend a two week summer school program at Carl Sandburg College. The topic for the session is career exploration. Students experience field trips, guest speakers and career assessments to help them explore a variety of careers and to guide them in choosing a major in college that will lead them to their chosen career.


In the summer of 2014, fifteen students participated in a very busy two weeks at Carl Sandburg College. Students visited the following locations to learn about various career fields and speak with area professionals:

WEEK-TV in East Peoria, IL
Animal Medical Center in Galesburg, IL
Peoria Chiefs Dozer Park Stadium in Peoria, IL
John Deere Pavillion in Moline, IL
Guest Speaker: Illinois State Trooper Jason Wilson


Students also completed Career Cruising Assessments and presented their findings on careers of interest. Students completed a step-by-step map of how to achieve their educational and career goals. At the end of the two-week program, students attended a teambuilding BBQ hosted at Knox College.