Hartford Youth Scholars Foundation Collegiate Academy Summer Session 2021 (Virtual)
Office Address: 129 Allen Place, Hartford, CT 06106 (Collegiate Academy classes are held on Trinity College’s Campus)
- Academic Enrichment
- Career Exploration
- Creative Writing
- Science Activities
Ages Served:11–18 years old
Areas Served:Hartford, East Hartford Newington, Manchester
Program Length:3–4 weeks
Start Date:July 3, 2021 (first session)
End Date:July 29, 2021 (last session)
Hours of Operation:8:00 am–3:30 pm, Monday–Friday
Free - Participants are required to attend the entire 4-week session.
More about our camp:
Hartford Youth Scholars serves Hartford students and offers a 26-month, tuition free academic enrichment program known as The Collegiate Academy that begins in a student’s rising 7th grade summer. Once accepted into the program, Hartford Youth Scholars supports each student to and through college graduation. There is an admissions process that begins in the fall of each year and concludes with the selection of a new group of students each May.
HYS’ programs provide Hartford middle school students with services helping them to develop strong study, personal, social and other skills making them prepared for academic excellence in high school and college.
What makes HYS unique? Many organizations in and around Hartford are working hard to improve scholastic opportunities for Hartford students in grades k-12; most have not yet recognized the importance of shifting the focus from getting students accepted to college to getting students to graduate from college.
Hartford Youth Scholars has spent a decade developing and cultivating a culture of college-expectation for students from Hartford and their families, and today we know that, besides academic preparation, there is a host of issues complicating first-generation college students’ completion of a 4-year degree. Our college support services help young people to navigate complicated financial aid and tuition billing systems; guide students to counseling, tutoring and other personnel on college campuses; and provide ongoing moral support helping our Scholars to keep their eye on the graduation-prize when things get tough.