UCR Provides a Summer of Opportunities for Youth

Motivated students seeking to boost their education can look to the great summer programs offered at UC Riverside

UC Riverside Extension offers summer STEM programs for Grades 3-8 with the Expanding Horizons programs.

UC Riverside Extension offers summer STEM programs for Grades 3-8 with Expanding Horizons.

Serious, high-achieving youth that want to spend their summer break boosting their education can look to the wide array of programs offered at the University of California, Riverside. From the arts to the sciences, there is sure to be something that will fit the interest of any ambitious student.

Younger children, Grades 3 through 8, can participate in the Expanding Horizons program. Hosted by UCR Extension, Expanding Horizons keeps children engaged during the summer by exposing them to creative and challenging material in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Other UCR summer STEM programs includes: The 2016 Summer Academy, where college-level courses are offered to high school students through the UCR Summer Sessions program and FastStart, an intensive five-week program for incoming UCR freshmen from disadvantaged backgrounds who aspire to medical and other science based careers.

There’s also UCR ARTSblock‘s Off the Block Video Documentary Workshop for Teens. From July 5 to July 29, promising filmmakers, ages 15 to 19, will learn the basic skills for producing a short documentary video as well as techniques in interviewing, storyboarding, filming and editing. The final productions will be shown for friends and family on Sept. 1. Past participants have had their works showcased at local film festivals, PBS and Adobe. Applications will open the end of May.

Expanding Horizons is set at UC Riverside for Summer, 2015

Expanding Horizons is set at UC Riverside for Summer, 2016

Another opportunity that UCR presents during the summer is the Gathering of the Tribes program for American Indian high school students. From June 19 to 26, students will participate in various college courses, personal development workshops, cultural and team building workshops, as well as fitness activities and a beach field trip. In addition, participants will get to work with UCR professors, college students and invited American Indian community members as they develop their career goals. Applications are due April 19.

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