Yes, summer will soon be upon us. If you are one of the many middle and high school students hoping to participate in a summer enrichment program, you need to become proactive with your search. Many deadlines have passed; however, there are programs continuing to accept applications. If you have followed my blogs, you know I try to showcase as many as possible; particularly, colleges and organizations that have reached out to me for assistance in announcing their programs.
I am a supporter of summer enrichment programs; having participated myself during elementary through high school years….and that was a long time ago. As a parent, I considered them to be a viable learning experience for my sons. All programs have distinguishing qualities; attending one on a college campus can bring insight into the residential, classroom, and community environment of a higher education institution. It can help formulate preparation and decisions for college choices.
According to Robert Friedman, Director of Educator Relations for Summer Discovery & Discovery Internships, they specialize in pre-college and internship programs for high school students during the summer. They also offer Junior Discovery, a summer campus experience for middle school students.
Summer Discovery (www.summerdiscovery.com): Partners with several of the world’s best universities to offer diverse summer opportunities. Students are an integral part of the university campus with access to all university facilities. College credit and enrichment classes, including SAT Prep, Business Institutes, Leadership and Community Service are offered. The program will prepare students for the transition from high school to college, develop independence, and allow students to take courses that interest them (over 300 courses across 13 campuses), with a diverse student population (43 States and over 60 countries).
Discovery Internships (www.discoveryinternships.com): 1,000 unique internships in more than 25 career fields in five amazing cities (Los Angeles, New York City, Boston, London, and Shanghai). Carefully screened employers ensure an enriching, hands-on learning environment. Students gain real-world work experience with a four-week customized internship. This will help students enhance their resume, earn a letter of recommendation, and stand out on the college application.
Jr. Discovery (www.jrdiscovery.com): A fun and enriching summer experience for middle school students takes place on the college campuses of Georgetown & UCLA. Experienced staff supervise and organize activities outside of the classroom for the students. Students get a head start for high school and prepare for the challenges ahead with the help and support of Discovery staff. They also become more independent, experience living on a college campus, and learn how to balance classes and fun. Classes are a mixture of both academic and physical activity.
Additional information can be acquired from Robert Friedman at 516.621.3939 ext. 575 or firstname.lastname@example.org.