The Apprentice Program, organized and presented by the Thomasville History Center is a school-year-long introduction and immersion into the world of museums and public history that empowers high school students (Grades 9-12) to become active consumers and producers of history through mentorship and project-based learning opportunities.
Become an Apprentice About the Program
Who: Applicants should be curious, creative, and have an interest in storytelling. Applications open to current 9th through 11th graders enrolled at public, private, or homeschool programs in Thomas County. The Thomasville History Center will accept a maximum of 8 students per cohort.
What: The Apprentice Program, organized and presented by the Thomasville History Center will be a school-year-long introduction and immersion into the world of museums and public history. Apprentices will complete a capstone project in the second semester in an area of museum work.
When: Apprentices will meet for seminars on the evenings of the first Tuesday of the month and will meet for seminars and/or excursions on the third Saturday of the month. Additional volunteer hours may be fulfilled on the students’ schedule during operating hours of the History Center.
Why: The Thomasville History Center seeks to foster the curiosity of teen learners and help them on “their journey” relating to the history of Thomas County. The History Center will help Apprentices to develop and master transferable skills that will serve them in their current and future educational careers and beyond.
How Much: The program is presented free of charge and we do not expect parents/guardians or the Apprentices to incur any costs in relation to this program. Should that situation arise, we will do our best to develop fundraising opportunities to ensure that all Apprentices may participate no matter their financial situation.
2021-2022 & 2022-2023 Cohort Renewals:
Check out the recording of a past interest meeting below for more information regarding the expectations and time commitment of an Apprentice. If you have any questions, please reach out to Amelia.