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Summer enrichment is a key component to the unique nature of our program. It is during the summer months when many students regress academically. To ensure that our students do not lose their scholastic momentum, we enroll them in programs specifically chosen to match their interests, academic needs and grade levels. We have recently added an emphasis on Community Service and Shadowing opportunities. Our students have become empowered by being able to give back!
I really like the summer programs.”
-Cory, 9th grade Hamilton High School
We are all excited to attend UniCamp. For most of us it will be the first time we are away from home.”
-9th grade Hamilton High School students
Here is a glimpse of summer 2012!
Our objective for all of our students is to introduce them to a wide variety of academic and enrichment opportunities that they are not exposed to during the school year. They may discover a passion in an area that they can further pursue in middle and high school, college or even as a potential career!
~ Book Roots Playwriting & Word Slam Performance Workshops
Book Roots developed these workshops specifically for Determined To Succeed! Nikki and Elizabeth, the women who created the programs are school librarians, Children’s Book World associates and have an MFA in Playwriting and a Law degree between them! Each student will write, produce and perform their original work during the course of the sessions.
~ Camp Harmony
Some of our high school students will return for a second summer as volunteer counselors at Camp Harmony—a 20-year old program that gives LA homeless youth the opportunity for a week of the fun-filled traditional summer camp experience many other children experience during childhood.
~ Destination Science Leadership
Several of our high school students will participate in this Leaders-In-Training science program. It is a hands-on counselor in-training experience for students interested in gaining leadership experience focused on science. The students will receive a full day of training prior to the start of the 2-week camp.
~ Determined To Succeed Writing Workshops
A former high school English teacher, Elana Gimble, New Roads assistant College Counselor, Emma Coleman and our own Angel Honda developed a writing workshop for our 9th grade students based on their summer reading requirements for Hamilton High School and a workshop for our students transitioning into college.
~ Iridescent Summer Camp – Underwater Robotics
The underwater robotics course involves Sea Perch robots, which are remotely operated underwater vehicles. The SeaPerch Program, created by the MIT Sea Grant Program allows students to build underwater robots for various research activities.
Our students will continue to hone their math skills through our Mathnasium curriculum on a weekly basis during the summer.
~ USC Summertime Writing
This is a summer writing and college preparation program for graduating seniors entering college in the fall. Several of our college bound students are participating in this rigorous program.
~ UCLA UniCamp & Unicorps
Our high school students are attending this 75-year-old program for the first time this summer. We hope this will become an ongoing tradition for us. It is an overnight camp created to give low-income kids from Los Angeles the camping experience of a lifetime in the mountains near Big Bear. All of the counselors are either current or former UCLA students.
Quotes from our students’ experiences during summers past….
My experience at Camp Eagle was one in a million…hopefully, I can serve as a role model to one of those kids—and that’s the best I can ask for.”
-Ivan, Tufts University, fall 2012
This summer I took my first trip to New York. We went to see a play called Westside Story, and it was amazing.”
-Vicky, Cal State Sonoma University, fall 2012
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