ACADEMIC YEAR COMPONENT: SEPTEMBER – APRIL
In the academic year, participants meet on the Bronx Community College campus for 21 consecutive Saturdays and receive academic instruction and tutoring in areas 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, College Now (STEM Grant), Debate & the Social Sciences.
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-going experience. While on both campuses, students are afforded all rights and privileges given regular college undergraduates. The aim of the summer residential program is to increase academic motivation and to stimulate and strengthen college going aspirations.
Gould Residence Hall, 517
Additional Support Services and Activities
After-school tutorials (individual/group) are conducted on campus from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, if not available in 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 orientate and demystify the educational process and educate them on social concerns 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 which provide exposure to the Arts and STEM.
SPONSORED BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: In support of the commitment of providing educational opportunities regardless of race, ethnic background or educational circumstance, Congress established a series of programs funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, referred to as the TRIO Programs (initially just three programs). TRIO programs help students overcome class, cultural and social barriers. Today, there are seven TRIO programs servicing students from middle school through the doctoral level.