Upcoming Opportunities!

Believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to spend your summer. Applications for UConn Mentor Connection and CCY are due in just a few weeks, and other due dates will be here before you know it.

Summer is a great time to get ahead, learn something new, or contribute to your community. These experiences will help you build a resume that will impress colleges and employers. Remember to let me (Cari) know which programs you participate in so that I can ensure they are included in your records.

Upcoming this year:

  • Yale School of Nursing Tour (10 spots; priority given to Focus and Bridge students)
  • University of New Haven Institute of Forensic Science Tour (40 spots)
  • Volunteer opportunities at our open houses: 2/10, 2/14, 2/28, and 3/3. Tuesday open houses are from 5:30—7:30 p.m. and Saturday open houses are from 10 a.m.—12 p.m. Email me at cari.strand@new-haven.k12.ct.us if you want to come (please pre-register!)


All grades (Foundation—Focus):

  • Aspirations for Higher Learning (AFHL) Pre-Collegiate Summer Institute for NHPS: academic summer program; Friday field trips to colleges and interesting places of business ($100 fee)
  • Youth @Work: jobs for young people who attend New Haven public schools (including regional students); see Chris L. or Diana for an application or pick one up at at City Hall by Tuesday, March 3, 2015
  • Elm Shakespeare Scholar Program: acting and technical apprenticeships (may include stipend; application due March 31)
  • SCHOLARS at Yale (Yale Science Pathways students only)
  • Center for Creative Youth (CCY) Summer Arts Residence at Wesleyan: creative writing, dance, filmmaking, music, musical theater, photography, theater, visual arts (application due March 1)
  • Morse Summer Music Program (see Nate for details)
  • ArtSpace Youth Apprenticeship
  • Volunteer: New Haven Reads, Boys and Girls Club, retirement communities, food pantries, soup kitchens, YMCA, Peabody Museum, hospitals (apply now—hospital programs fill up quickly!)
  • High School Learn to Row at Yale
  • Quinnipiac University Law Camp (2 weeks)
  • UNH Summer Academies: Finance Institute is $200, Engineering and Biotech are $500, Crime Scene Investigation is $600; scholarships may be available
  • Yale Daily News Internship: one week

Current sophomores (Core) and juniors (Focus):

Current juniors (Focus):

  • Yale Shafer Scholarship: two free classes plus room and board at Yale (minimum 50 on verbal/math PSATs; all 3s and 4s)
  • College Summit Peer Leader Training (3 days)

Next year:

  • Independent Study classes
  • College courses (everything from Intro to Psych to Quantum Physics to Sign Language)
    • Yale: minimum 60/600 in each section of PSAT/SAT; on pace in all classes
    • Quinnipiac: minimum of 50/500 in each section of PSAT/SAT; on pace in all classes
    • UNH: minimum of 50/500 in each section of PSAT/SAT; on pace in all classes
    • SCSU: minimum of 50/500 in each section of PSAT/SAT; on pace in all classes
    • GWCC: Accuplacer test; on pace in all classes
  • Advanced Placement (AP) classes: English Language, English Literature, Calculus, Biology, Latin, Spanish, U.S. History, Statistics
  • Peabody Evolutions, Youth Rights Media, LEAP, volunteer work, Arts & Ideas Fellowship, & more