Future Opportunities

Summer Learning Academies

All kids are born with unlimited potential, and all deserve high expectations and real opportunities. Summer Learning Academies are designed to help more high school students achieve their full potential.

Make Summer Matter

Looking for a new kind of fun this summer? Are you currently enrolled in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade? Consider a Summer Learning Academies experience!

Students will gain valuable information on a wide range of career options and how their skills and abilities match potential careers. Students will also learn about the importance of soft (employability) skills and the many postsecondary options available after high school. Some high schoolers will have a chance to earn while they learn AND prepare for academic success for their future. It could be you!

All students residing in Grand Rapids are welcome to apply. However, priority enrollment is given to students attending schools within the large urban school districts in the metropolitan Grand Rapids area such as GRPS, Wyoming, Kentwood.

All high school programs are at least 8 weeks long. Transportation is provided. Please contact programs directly for additional information and to apply:

  • Cruisin’ to College and Career Success – Grand Rapids Community College
    Dates: June 8 – August 5
    Website: https://www.grcc.edu/students/academic-outreach/high-school-programs/cruisin-college
    Email: rsterk@grcc.edu (Robin Sterk) or sbeauclair@grcc.edu (Steve Beauclair)
    Phone: 616-234-3007

 

  • Promesa Summer Success Program – Ferris State University
    Dates: June 14 – August 5
    Website: https://www.ferris.edu/administration/academicaffairs/latinostudies/english/004_promesa/002p_summer_success/index.htm
    Email: CLS@ferris.edu
    Phone: 231-591-2470

 

  • Young Men Moving Mountains – Brown-Hutcherson Ministries
    Dates: June 14 – August 5
    Phone: 616-988-2016

Summer Learning Fun!

Why Summer Learning?

You have mad potential! You were born with it. So how can you develop that potential and become an achiever? Believe in yourself. Believe in the power to make positive choices for your life.
Expect a lot of yourself. Set big goals and work hard to achieve them. Seize every good opportunity that comes your way. And participation in Summer Learning Academies is one of those good opportunities! Apply today!