College Crusade’s Summer Programs Keep Urban Youth Learning
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Susan and Jack Rudin Leadership Conference – June 22-24
A three-day residential program for high school girls. Provides an opportunity for young women from across the country to come together to learn and practice a new model of leadership and to cultivate their capacities for exercising leadership. Held at Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
SPIRIT Summer Program – June 25 to August 2
A six-week program for middle school and high school students that develops writing and communication skills using projects based on the study of a central theme in the wider community. Held weekdays on the campuses of Wheeler School, Lincoln School, and Moses Brown School in Providence, and at Blackstone Academy in Pawtucket.
Johnson & Wales University Career Explorations 2012 – June through July
A series of three-day residential weekend programs for high school students entering their junior or senior year. Participants explore what it is like to work in business, culinary arts, hospitality, or technology careers. Held at Johnson & Wales University in Providence.
Wheeler Summer Camp – July 9-27 and July 30-August 17
An integrated hands-on curriculum for middle school students with a focus on reading, writing, and math. Features a special unit in forensic science. Held weekdays at Wheeler School in Providence and Wheeler Farm in Seekonk, Mass.
An innovative learning environment where high school students work in small groups, participate in discussions, conduct laboratory experiments, and engage in numerous hands-on activities. Develops essential skills in reading, writing, speaking, and critical thinking. Held weekday mornings at Brown University in Providence.
Ways to A’s – July 9 to August 17
Four-day intensive programs for students who are applying to join The College Crusade. A specially designed curriculum that introduces students entering grade 6 to the academic, social, and personal challenges of middle school. Includes exercises in preparing to study, reading for success, report writing, and test taking. The program instructors are College Crusade alumni who are in college or have just graduated from college. Held at the Community College of Rhode Island, Providence campus.
High School Transition Program – July 9 to August 3
A two-week program for students who are entering ninth grade in the fall. Includes academic support in reading, writing, and mathematics, along with a transition support program called Passageways, which provides students with experiences and information that will help them begin ninth grade more confident about the realities and expectations of high school. Held weekdays at Brown University in Providence.
CAAP (Crusade Adventure and Academic Program) – July 9 to August 17
A program in adventure education for middle school students that improves self-esteem and develops skills in problem solving, team building, and healthy risk taking. Includes a literacy component. Held in two-week sessions at Roger Williams Middle School in Providence.
Choices – July 9-13 and July 16-20
Weeklong interactive seminars that teach young people to recognize how the personal, educational, and financial decisions they make today can have lasting influences on what they are able to attain in the future. Includes workshops, group exercises, and teamwork experiences. Held weekdays at Jorge Alvarez High School in Providence.
Media Literacy Writing Program – July 9-19
A two-week writing program designed to give high school students critical thinking and writing skills strategies that will help them become more confident in their expressive abilities. Held at The College Crusade office in Providence.
NEIT Tech Camp 2012 – July 10-13
A four-day, hands on technology class at New England Institute of Technology, where high school students explore careers in video game design technology, photography, video production technology, criminal justice, electronics technology & robotics, mechanical engineering technology, architectural building engineering technology, and nursing.
University of Rhode Island Summer Academies – July & August
Weeklong academies in Green Design, Business, Engineering, and Construction for high school students. Topics explored include sustainable development, landscape architecture, supply chain management, highway and bridge design, water resources, environmental engineering, and geotechnical engineering. Hosted by the University of Rhode Island Transportation Center.
Bridge to Success Summer Institute – July 23 to August 3
A two-week residential program on the Roger Williams University campus in Bristol for high school juniors and seniors. The program focuses on SAT preparation and includes college-readiness workshops, outdoor activities, and field trips.
Crusade Summer Experience – August 6-17
A series of weeklong leadership programs for high school students during which participants develop skills in public speaking, team building, project planning, and facilitation. Held weekdays at the University of Rhode Island, Kingston campus.
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