Summer Enrichment Programs

Summer enrichment programs are an excellent opportunity for high school students to explore their interests, develop new skills, and gain valuable experience. These programs provide students with a taste of college life and prepare them for the rigors of college-level coursework. They also offer a chance to explore different career fields, and network with professionals in the field.

The benefits of summer enrichment programs include: College Readiness, Networking, Leadership Development & Academic Enrichment!


Minds Matter

A program that connects driven and determined students from low-income families with the people, preparation and possibilities to succeed in college, create their future, and change the world.

Ron Brown Scholars

Guided Pathway Support Program (GPS) is a free innovative college access initiative for African American high school juniors and seniors (as well as their parents and counselors). Our high-tech, high-touch approach, provides students the mentoring, information, and inspiration they need to make college accessible.


Carnegie Mellon University Summer Opportunities for Access & Inclusion:

Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, offers a selection of prestigious summer programs for students ages 16-18. The programs include the Summer Academy for Mathematics and Science, the credit-conferring Advanced Placement / Early Action program, the National High School Game Academy, as well as programs in Architecture, Art, Design, Drama, and Music.

Admission for these opportunities are very competitive, and there are no tuition, housing, or dining fees for students admitted through the Access & Inclusion program. Click here for more information and to apply. Keep in mind that the application deadline is March 1st.

Governor’s School

These programs are state-funded and offer academically gifted students the opportunity to participate in intensive summer studies in specific fields such as Humanities.These programs are state-funded and offer academically gifted students the opportunity to participate in intensive summer studies in specific fields such as science, math, humanities, and the arts. Attached is more information on what are the governor schools.



A six-week summer program for talented high school students with a deep interest in mathematics. The program is designed to provide students with a challenging introduction to advanced mathematical concepts, and to inspire them to pursue further studies and careers in mathematics.


Summer Science Program (SSP)

This program provides high-achieving high school students with a challenging introduction to college-level work in science, mathematics, and engineering. 


Harlem Children’s Zone

HCZ is an award-winning youth development center that provides a broad range program catering mainly to the students in Harlem. HCZ uses arts, literacy, health, and nutrition to help elementary, middle school, and high school students discover and develop their talents and prepare for success in high school and college.


Bottom Line

Partners with degree-aspiring students of color from under-resourced communities to get into and through college and successfully launch a career.


Let’s Get Ready provides students with free college application and college completion support from junior year of high school through college graduation. Services are led by near-peer college student coaches and are tailored to your college journey.


The Boys Club of New York  is a youth development organization that provides diverse and inclusive after-school and Saturday programming to boys and young men grades 2-12. All boys are welcome, regardless of zip code, immigration status, or family income.


Matriculate connects high-achieving, low-income juniors and seniors to highly-trained undergraduate advisors—completely virtually—empowering students to attend colleges where they will thrive.

Questbridge is a nonprofit organization that connects high-achieving, low-income high school students with educational and scholarship opportunities at some of the nation’s top colleges and universities. The organization provides a platform for these students to apply to partner institutions via the National College Match Program, often resulting in full four-year scholarships.

Resources to consider

Summer Apply This website allows you to discover  summer programs all around the country and choose the one that fits you best, based on your interest.


Scholar Match: is a free college search tool built to help low-income and first-generation students find the right colleges for them.


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