by Claire Miller
The Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence invites rising 10th through 12th graders to attend a three-week academic enrichment and leadership program this summer in the College of Education at Georgia State University.
Fifty students will be selected to participate in the Developing Relationships to Enhance African-American Success (DREAMS) Summer Institute, which will take place from June 6-June 24. Students will receive one-on-one mentorship and will participate in small group academic enrichment instruction in math, social studies, cultural principles and nonviolent conflict resolution.
“The DREAMS Summer Institute provides students an opportunity to enhance their math and writing skills while learning in a culturally-enriched and supportive environment,” said Alexandria Cooley, director of the DREAMS Institute. “We believe each participant will develop into a more knowledgeable, intelligent and proud member of their school community. Through partnering with university professors, graduate students, AmeriCorps volunteers and College of Education staff members, we create an environment that fosters both lifelong learning and increased community responsibility.”
Applicants should exhibit a commitment towards improving their grades through this program. Preference will be given to applicants raised in single-family households who attend Atlanta or DeKalb County Public Schools.
Once chosen and notified, participants and their parents or guardians will be expected to attend a mandatory orientation on May 25.
All applications must be submitted via fax, e-mail or in person by May 9, 2011, to the following attention:
Alexandria Cooley, DREAMS Institute Director
Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence
Georgia State University
30 Pryor St., Suite 350
Atlanta, GA 30303
For more information, contact Cooley at 404/413-8430 or email@example.com.