Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Summer Enrichment Programs for Students of Color

If your high schooler is moping around already and grumbling about nothing to do this summer, you might as well help them prepare for college.

Below is a list of summer programs primarily for students of color. As with any other useful resource, please pass this information on to someone who may be able to take advantage of it.

P.S. I received this list via Adrian at Black Women in Europe. Thanks Adrian, I'm sure some kids in America will be able to make good use of this list of resources.

Diversity Summer Programs


Black Excel

Summer Programs and Internships for High School and College Students: 2007

100-Plus Summer Enrichment Programs


Dedicated Engineers

Dow Jones Newspaper Fund


Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network

WECAAARE Education Foundation


College Horizons

Target: Native American students; rising sophomores & juniors

College sites change each year (2008 programs at Duke Univ. and Lawrence Univ.)



California Institute of Technology

Young Engineering and Science Scholars

Target: Historically under-represented students in science and engineering; rising sophomores and juniors

Carleton College

Liberal Arts Experience

Target: African American students; rising juniors

Cornell University

CURIE Academy

Target: High school girls interested in engineering; rising juniors and seniors


Target: African American/Latino or Native American students interested in science, technology, engineering and math; rising sophomores, juniors and seniors

Howard University

Summer Enrichment Program and Recruitment

Target: African American/Hispanic students applying for admission to health professions in the CPNAHS at Howard University

Lehigh University

Students That Are Ready (S.T.A.R.) Academies

Target: Economically and academically disadvantaged and/or at-risk middle/high school aged students

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Target: First-generation, historically under-represented in science and engineering; rising seniors

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

PREFACE Summer Program

Target: Historically under-represented students in science/technology; rising sophomores & juniors interested in engineering and technology

University of Notre Dame

African American Scholars Program

Target: Catholic African American high school students

Latino Community Leadership Seminar

Target: Catholic Latino students; rising seniors

Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Target: African American/Latino/American Indian students interested in engineering; rising juniors and seniors


MrsGrapevine said...

Great post, when my son enters college, he will enter as a junior (unless he plays sports) because I will have in every college credit program there is.

Regina said...

Thanks for sharing the info! Our kids can use all the help they can get!!

Texas Liberal said...

Summer school is better than that rotten day camp I went to years ago.

DP said...

MrsG - Keep 'em busy and out of trouble. If they're learning in the process, that's just so much the better.

Regina - I'm gonna try and post more stuff like this a little more often. We see enough of the negative as it is. And have you made it to Texas yet? lol

Texas Liberal - That's saying something to choose summer school over camp. I think I need to hear more about that camp so I can keep my daughter away from it!

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