For HS Students


A small cohort from each school will be selected to participate through the DIRHA application process. Contact us so we can connect you with your school supervisor for more information on applying.


I want to join! Are there any requirements?
Be sophomore or junior-standing.

Is there a GPA requirement?
There’s no minimum GPA requirement.

Will it cost me anything to participate?
No financial costs!


DEADLINE: October, 14, 2022


For HS Teachers and Administrators Interested in Becoming a Liaison


  • Attend all seminars
  • Communicate with undergraduate mentors, especially to coordinate high school visits
  • Advise student projects in collaboration with mentors (regarding resources available and deadlines to meet)
  • Coordinate with your school’s administration to secure student transportation to and from UC Irvine
  • Connect your administration or transportation office to DIRHA staff so they may collect insurance certificates
  • Keep DIRHA staff informed regarding feedback and student engagement with material
  • Follow up with students to remind them to submit waivers and forms on time


  • Liaisons will receive a $1,500 stipend
  • Your high school can bill OCDE up to $1,000 in transportation costs
  • DIRHA will cover substitute teacher day cost for field trips

Please contact us at for details on how this program can benefit your campus.


For UCI Students



  • Support and encourage new high school student participants
  • Lead mentees at every session through breakout rooms Q&A and program activities
  • Develop and maintain relationships with and provide assistance and support for high school student participants
  • Serve as a resource for students new to issues of Diversity, Inclusion and Racial Healing
  • Help facilitate and encourage attendance to all DIRHA sessions
  • Participate in training, programs and activities
  • Attend both group and mentor meetings
  • Analyze data and prepare material for the end of year project proposal


  • Desire to work with high school students
  • Demonstrated knowledge of topics of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Leadership capacity
  • Ability to attend remote seminars on the listed dates (see flyer for more information)


DEADLINE: October, 14, 2022

Please contact Teresa Neighbors,, with any questions.



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