Student Engagement

Each year, students across our organization participate in many different activities. Below is a list of common activities we create or encourage our students to participate in, regardless of which class they take. Check back often to ensure you always have the most up-to-date information on the events and activities you want to participate in.

food drive

Annual Winter Food Drive

The IEProgram Food Drive is an annual tradition that brings thousands of pounds of food and supplies to local Food Banks each year.  Classes compete to gather the most food for the food bank.  The winning class receives a pizza party and recognition in our monthly newsletter.

How It Works:

  • Gather food for your food bank.  You can do a food drive, ask around, or any way you want to do it.

  • Gather money donations for Cultiva, our humanitarian partner. Cultiva helps provide food security for people in Guatemala. 

    • Set up your own personalized fundraiser link by clicking here.

    • Email Adriana and she will send you a personal QR code.

  • Student donations will count toward the class total of each class the student is enrolled in.

  • Weigh what you gathered.  Using the guidelines below, give yourself extra weight for some items.

  • Report the actual weight and the adjusted weight of your donation.

  • Deliver what you gathered to your local food bank. (Google your local food bank for instructions how to deliver there.)

  • Take a picture and send it to (not required, but we'd love to see your pictures!)

Food Drive FAQ

  • Can I gather food all day, every day during the food drive?​

    No. Even though the food drive lasts for 3 weeks, you are only allowed to work on it for 10 of those days.​

  • How do I count and report my food bank donation numbers?

    1. Weigh your entire donation (including the special items). Sometimes you can do this at the food bank.

    2. Add or subtract based on the following:

    • 12-15 oz can of Meat (not Tuna)- Add 3 pounds
    • 12 oz can of Albacore Tuna- Add 1.5 pounds
    • 12 oz can of Chunk Light Tuna- Add 1 pound
    • 5 oz can of Albacore Tuna- Add .5 pounds
    • 20 oz Peanut Butter- Add 1 pound
    • 40 oz Peanut Butter- Add 2 pounds
    • 60 oz Peanut butter- Add 3 pounds
    • 7 Diapers- Add 1 Pound
    • 5 standard sized bottles of bottled water (or same size of soda)- Minus 2 pounds
    • Cash donations should be counted as $.15 = 1 pound (fifteen cents equals 1 pound)

    3. Report both the non adjusted pounds and the adjusted pounds on the donation form.

Mock Trial Camp

What is Mock Trial Camp?

Mock trial camp is a three day, intense, academic experience based on the Utah LRE Mock Trial annual competition.

Students are placed on teams with a team captain. Roles on the team will be distributed evenly (meaning that students try out being both an attorney and a witness) and team captains are chosen. Less experienced students are taught how to do mock trial by staff, team captains, and more experienced students.

Starting after lunch on day two, each team will go to trial 3 times. For the fourth trial, top performing students will be put into new teams in roles they haven't yet competed in during the camp for a final "Adapt or Die" trial. To conclude, top teams will be awarded and top competitors will be awarded. 

Why Go?

Mock Trial Camp is a great way to get introduced to mock trial, to learn about the legal system, to develop and sharpen your mock trial skills, to prepare for speech and debate classes in the coming year, or just to have a great academic/ social experience for the summer!

The 2024 Mock Trial Camp will be held from August 6-8, 2024. Registration is now open for participants.

Guatemalan Summer Humanitarian Trip


The IEProgram is going to Panajachel, Guatemala to work with Cultiva International for a summer humanitarian educational experience. Come join us for this amazing adventure and wonderful learning experience. Growth happens when we are exposed to things that are outside of our comfort zone. This trip will definitely give you that opportunity.

The trip will be led by Sam Martineau. 

On this trip we will:

  • Learn how to do effective humanitarian work- we will work with Cultiva International to learn how to serve and help others in a sustainable way working side by side with the local Mayan community and experience real connection.

  • Use our opportunity to work in Guatemala to learn about complex issues like poverty, barriers to economic growth and opportunity, humanitarian work and its impacts, unintended consequences, etc.

  • Develop leadership skills- We will spend some time doing personal development and learning leadership skills that will help prepare you for future success and growth.

  • Learn about and connect with a different culture- We will take time to get to know and come to understand the communities in which we work. We will have the opportunity to visit some of the villages around Lake Atitlan and learn about their culture. This is a great way to see how others live and gain a new perspective and appreciation for the many modern conveniences we enjoy in the U.S.

  • Have fun adventures- We will be able to enjoy the beautiful nature and scenery of Guatemala by going zip lining through a nature reserve and spend some time on and in the beautiful lake.

And so much more...

Come join us and see how this will change your life!