campus partner(s)

Drew University and Union Settlement Association






College-Community Connections: Partnerships

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Grant Summary

Drew University partnered with Union Settlement Association to offer a group of middle and high school students a program aimed at introducing them to the realities of the college experience, including the benefits, challenges, pressures, and opportunities of being a college student and a college graduate. Activities included tutoring by Drew undergraduates for the middle school students, a visit of the Drew campus, and workshops with Drew faculty and Union Settlement staff. The program culminated in "Summer College," a week-long residency on the Drew Campus centered on an academic curriculum consisting of a wide range of classes designed to strengthen students' skills in particular areas (e.g. writing) and to introduce them to subjects and approaches to subjects which they probably have not encountered before (e.g. Arabic, computer science, and biology field work). Students also attended information sessions and evening activities on campus.