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College Admissions: The Top 7 STEM Summer Programs

Ishan Puri | Posted 05.09.2016 | Education
Ishan Puri

Summer is quickly approaching, and you have no concrete plans yet. Should you take classes at a local community college? Volunteer at a hospital? Build houses in Kenya?

My Six Weeks at RYSA

Murray Rosenbaum | Posted 08.31.2016 | Teen
Murray Rosenbaum

After our first field trip, the kids really bonded with me for only one reason really. I could pick them up. They all took turns on my shoulders as I ran around, or just piling on top of me to keep me from standing.

Camp Diva Grooms Entrepreneurs, Not Princesses

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.13.2014 | Black Voices

Beyoncè may have sung that "a diva is a female version of a hustler," but Angela Patton, the founder and CEO of Camp Diva, has a new lease on the ter...

Summer Learning: Making The City A Summer Camp

Cathy Lewis Long | Posted 10.21.2013 | Impact
Cathy Lewis Long

The concept of the "summer slide" isn't new, and the suggested ways to address it are getting stale.

Negative Impact Of Summer Vacation On Students?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.21.2013 | Parents

When summer relaxation is over and school starts back up, many students may find they've fallen behind. A recently released survey from the Nationa...

Providence Public School District Reinvents Summer School

Posted 08.22.2012 | Education

In an effort to reduce the academic gap between wealthy and poor students, a Providence, R.H., program is reinventing summer school, PBS NewsHour educ...

A Writing Gem in North Philadelphia Encourages Students to Be Creative

Peak Johnson | Posted 08.12.2012 | Impact
Peak Johnson

Deep within their North Philadelphia community, students of the Spells Writing Lab prepare for a daily routine of writing, reading, and other engaging activities.

Education Reform: Language and Technology vs. STEM

Mirla Gonzalez | Posted 06.27.2012 | College
Mirla Gonzalez

Today, a lot of attention and funding is given to STEM programs but the humanities, language acquisition in particular, deserves just as much attention.

The "Write" Stuff

Peak Johnson | Posted 10.24.2011 | Impact
Peak Johnson

Mighty Writers is a nonprofit organization where Philadelphia youth are able to participate in free writing workshops to perfect their reading and writing skills.

Home Alone

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 08.08.2011 | Education
Earl Martin Phalen

We live in a country filled with curious and creative children. Let's make a commitment to ensure that none of our youngsters are left without activities that will support their growth and development.

Make a Splash This Summer: Dream Big

Dyane Jean François | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dyane Jean François

As an adult I continue to feel the promise of summer. It reminds me of the power and magic of "childish" dreams.