A summer experience with high commitment to finding and exploring purpose.


The Kaleidoscope Summer Fellowship

In summer 2019, we're offering the following student fellowships:

  • Practical Psychology

  • Science in Society

  • Analytics for Current Events

  • Storytelling & Narrative

Learn more about the themes.

Dates & Times

  • Days of the week and meeting times are as follows:

    • Analytics for Current Events - Mondays, 11:00am - 1:30pm

    • Science in Society - Mondays, 5:00 - 7:30 pm

    • Practical Psychology - Tuesdays, 5:00 - 7:30 pm

    • Storytelling & Narrative - Wednesdays, 5:00 - 7:30 pm

    • Skills Labs (all students) - Thursdays, 5:00 - 7:30pm

      • ** Note: There will be no Skills Labs on Thursday, July 4th.

  • Our night of final presentations will be held on Thursday, August 8th. Location TBD. 


  • Class Location - MakeOffices Penn Ave, 2000 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006

    • This location is where students will attend fellowship class on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. See above for days of the week and meeting times for each class.

  •  Skills Labs - SkillsLabs take place every Thursday (except for July 4th) at MakeOffices Navy Wharf, 800 Maine Ave SW Suite 200, Washington, DC 20024

the fellowship model

  • Fellowships meet two times per week—once to learn about the theme and once to do skills labs

  • Each week we introduce you to a new topic related to the theme

  • Each week we also run skills labs to teach immediately useful concepts like asking powerful questions, storylining, surveying, and analyzing data

  • The skills labs bring together students from all 4 fellowships

  • Each week you work with a coach to advance on a project of your choosing

  • Many weeks we have guest speakers who work in related fields

  • And, of course, we have dinner

By the end of the fellowship, you'll have had a chance to explore an interest and different ways of studying and acting on it. 


Who it's for

  • Young adults, 15-18 years old

  • Who care about the world and want to make it better

  • Who don't have to miss more than two sessions—space in the fellowship is limited and so is our time together, so we want students who can fully commit


  • Fellowships will meet two times per week starting the week of July 1st until Thursday, August 8th.

    • 1x per week - Fellowship Theme (ex. Analytics for Current Events)

    • 1x per week - Skills Labs on Thursday

  • Sessions will be held at MakeOffices, a co-working space that is a 2 minute walk from the Dupont metro. The address is 1200 18th St NW #700.

  • Participation is selective but tuition-free