This Summer 2019, we are offering programs for ages 6-18! From stand up comedy to architecture, community engagement to internships, all our programs focus on hands-on learning in real world contexts. Students apply their learning in workshops, explore theory in site visits, develop their own final work with mentors, and present their projects to real client companies!


[Ages 15+] JULY 8 – AUG 9

OWN High School Internship Program

Internship experience is now considered one of the top differentiators to employers and universities. We partner with 80+ companies to curate quality internship experiences for high school students. 3-days of skills training, social events with the intern cohort, 24/7 counsellor support, networking events, and more, our Summer Internship program is not only an internship placement, but a holistic program to support students as they engage in Real World Learning and gain exposure. Program will run July 8 – Aug 9. Regular applications close on May 1.

[Ages 6-8 and 9-12] JULY 15 – AUG 2

Junior Summer Real World Learning (JRWL)

OWN Academy is partnering with nonprofits and NGOs to guide students to develop their creativity and design skills while raising awareness for marginalized and vulnerable populations in our community. There are three design streams: Product Design, Graphic Design, and Architecture/Urban Design. Each design stream will run for one week with a final exhibition of student work at the end.

[Ages 10-14] AUG 5 – 7

Junior Real World Learning: Be Your OWN Comedian

Through workshops and skills trainings, students will develop their creative thinking, problem solving, interpersonal and presentation skills by learning to improvise and deliver in stand up comedy.