Academic Year Component: September – April
During the academic year, participants meet on the Bronx Community College campus for 21 consecutive Saturdays and receive academic instruction and tutoring in areas within which they were assessed as being deficient. Saturday classes are conducted from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Academic instruction includes: English / Reading, Mathematics, Science (including Lab), Foreign Language, Computers, Debate and the Social Sciences. Project based STEM classes and labs are conducted from 2:30 – 4:30 PM
SUMMER COMPONENT JUNE – JULY
The six-week summer component involves a three-week commuter (Bronx Community College) and a three-week residential program (designated residential site). Students receive academic classes five days during the week for all six weeks and, during the residential portion, additional workshops and activities are included to enrich each participant’s college experience. While on both campuses, students are afforded all rights and privileges given to regular college undergraduates. The aim of the summer residential program is to increase academic motivation, to conduct project based STEM research and to strengthen college aspirations.
Gould Residence Hall, 517
Additional Support Services and Activites
After school tutorials (individual/group) are conducted on campus from 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM, Monday through Friday, if they are not available in the host school.
Individual and group counseling sessions (academic, vocational, personal) are conducted to provide continued support for all participants.
Workshops / Seminars
Workshops/Seminars are presented to all participants and their parents to introduce and demystify the educational process and educate them on social concerns that are important to their social development and physical well-being.
College / Cultural Trips / Educational Trips
College trips are conducted in the Tristate and surrounding areas to expose students to the different college campuses within the CUNY, SUNY and Private systems. Students are given a tour of the campuses and presentations from the Financial Aid, College Admissions and Special Admissions Offices detailing acceptable academic credentials for acceptance into the postsecondary schools of their choice. Trips are conducted to museums, Broadway and off-Broadway plays, various museums and exhibits that provide exposure to the Arts and STEM.
Sponsored by the United States Department of Education
Congress originally established three TRIO programs funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, to help students overcome class, cultural and social barriers. Today, there are seven TRIO programs servicing students from middle school through the doctoral level.