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Category: Summer Testimonials

Posted Dec. 12, 2018, 8 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
School of The New York Times: Ashley R.

Ashley R. spent part of her summer at The School of The New York Times. Why did you come to The School of The New York Times? I came to The School of the New York Times to advance my knowledge of journalism and explore the continuously evolving city of New York. The dedicated staff emphasized journalism’s prevalence in society, and the passionate students contained my same drive for producing articles, photographs and videos that tell commonly untold stories. When these elements came together, us students thrived. What is your key takeaway from Summer Academy? On orientation day, one of ...

Posted Dec. 10, 2018, 8 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Summer Springboard: Adilene Marie Klink

Adilene Marie Klink spent part of her summer in a Summer Springboard program at UC Berkeley. Why did you choose to participate in a summer program? I’ve always wanted to participate in a summer program ever since I was young, but none of them seemed right for me. I felt like it was pointless for my mother to send me away for weeks to programs with no educational value whatsoever. So when I discovered Summer Springboard, I knew this was the summer program for me. It would allow me to delve deeper into a career I have always been interested ...

Posted Dec. 7, 2018, 8 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Wellesley Pre-College Immersive Program: Samantha

Samantha Cherveny spent part of her summer studying gender and memoir at Wellesley Pre-College Immersive Program in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Why did you choose to participate in a summer program? I was more than a little nervous entering Wellesley’s campus this past June, considering I had never been away from home for more than three consecutive days, much less an entire month, much less by myself. Yet, I wanted to break out of my comfort zone, meet new people with ideas that differed from those typical of my small hometown in Ohio, and experience life on my own in a place ...

Posted Dec. 5, 2018, 8 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
UMass Amherst: Kraylee Ledger

Kraylee Ledger spent part of her summer at the UMass Amherst - Sport Management and Leadership Academy. Why did you choose to participate in a summer program? I chose to participate in an overnight summer program because of all of the opportunities it provides me. Attending a program like this sets you apart from other kids who are just sitting at home during their summer break. Programs like this allow me to have a hands-on learning experience in and out of the classroom. How did you decide which program or camp was right for you? I studied with the Sports ...

Posted Dec. 4, 2018, 8 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Camp Lakewood: Skylar Coleman

Skylar Coleman spent a summer as a counselor-in-training at YMCA Camp Lakewood in Potosi, Missouri. How did you become a CIT at YMCA Camp Lakewood? I was first welcomed into the YMCA family the summer of 2018 when I was accepted into the CIT program at Camp Lakewood. This was a genuinely amazing and fun experience that I will never be able to forget. I met so many unique and true-to-themselves people that I spent an amazing summer with. Because of this I applied and was again accepted as a CIT, only this time for Winter Camp - I decided ...

Posted Dec. 2, 2018, 8 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Center for Talent Development at Northwestern: Brantley Gilliard

Brantley Gilliard spent part of his summer at Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development (CTD) program. Why did you choose to participate in a summer program? My mother wanted to find ways for me to pursue my interest in computer science, outside of school, but there were not many suitable options for me to do so around our area. When she found Northwestern’s Center for Talent Development (CTD) summer program, I was reluctant to go because I had never experienced a stay-away summer program. I was 9 years old and not yet ready to leave the house. How did you ...

Posted Dec. 2, 2018, 8 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Wagner College Pre-Med: Francesca DeSilvio

Francesca DeSilvio (center, above) spent part of her summer in the pre-med and science pre-college program at Wagner College in Staten Island, NY. Why did you choose to participate in a summer program? I chose the Wagner Pre-Med and Science Pre-College Program because I wanted to learn more about the medical field and thought there would be no better place to attend a summer program than a college that I always wanted to attend. How did you decide which program or camp was right for you? Something always fascinated me about the medical field. I love the idea of helping ...

Posted Dec. 1, 2018, noon by TeenLife | View Comments
VISIONS Service Adventures: Jasmine Berger

Jasmine Berger lived and volunteered on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation with VISIONS Service Adventures. What made you pick a summer program through Visions? VISIONS combined my favorite things – travel, learning and community service. What I love about VISIONS is that the main focus of the trip is volunteering. Although there is still plenty of time to relax and explore, serving the community is the top priority. What was a typical day like during this program? The weekday was structured around different worksites and projects. Every day we would choose between the different volunteering opportunities: soup kitchens, restocking food pantries, ...

Posted Dec. 1, 2018, 9 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
UConn Pre-College Summer: Nia Foster

Nia Foster spent part of her summer at the University of Connecticut’s Pre-College Summer Program. Why did you choose to participate in UConn’s Pre-College Summer program? I chose to participate in UConn’s Pre-College Summer program, because after visiting the university and finding out about the pre-vet program, I spoke with my mother and reiterated how working with animals is all I wanted to do. The university is like a small community filled with so many opportunities, accompanied by smiles and friendly faces. I didn’t envision, nor did I seek other opportunities for a summer program. During my visit, I was ...

Posted Nov. 26, 2018, 8 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Cornell University Summer College: Logan Roberts

Logan Roberts participated in Cornell University’s Summer College program. Why did you choose to participate in an academic summer program? I have always believed that there is no better investment one can make than an investment in education. Having the opportunity to study at a world-class institution like Cornell was a dream come true. Rather than spending the summer simply looking forward to the future, Summer College empowered me to actively shape the future I wanted for myself. How did you decide that Summer College was right for you? Having spent my entire life living a mere 25 minutes away ...

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