- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Program Delivery: Day
- Provided By: College
- Session Start: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
- Entering Grade: 6th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Academic
- Selective: No
- Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19+
- Minimum Cost: Free
- Accreditation: American Camp Association
The Urban Scholars Program at the University of Massachusetts Boston, is a year-round program featuring advanced after-school classes, seminars, tutoring, and supervised study. Urban Scholars has a very diverse student body from both middle and high school.
The Urban Scholars Program is a year-round program structured around after-school classes and an intensive seven-week summer institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
The mission of the Urban Scholars Program is to identify and to prepare Boston’s gifted and talented urban youth (ages 11-19), especially those who are low-income individuals and first-generation college bound students, to successfully enroll in and complete college.
We provide these students with the skills and attitudes necessary to achieve their full potential through a structured sequence of after-school and summer academic courses and activities designed to build a strong repertoire of basic and higher-level skills, task commitment and self-motivation.
Our vision recognizes that the progress of society depends on developing the talent potential of its youth.