Thursday, March 24, 2011
Providence Summerbridge - opportunities for sixth graders
Providence Summerbridge is looking for low-income sixth graders eager to work on the skills and habits of mind that are essential for ongoing success to participate in its summer program. Its mission: "To create a pathway to college for low-income, academically motivated middle school students in Providence Public Schools, and to encourage talented high school and college students to pursue careers in education." Sixth graders in this case means students who are in sixth grade this year, seventh next year.
I have no direct experience of Summerbridge but feel happy to help - it's been around a long time, in various forms. For many people I know, their experience as Summerbridge instructors fueled their fire to go on to have long and productive careers as educators.
Check it out and help spread the word!