Summer Program


Upward College Summer Scholars Program

Upward College Summer Scholars Program is a highly interactive, fun and intensive academic 8-week research project that focuses on college access, English training, critical thinking and leadership development. Participants will have opportunities to work in group research projects with an emphasis to discuss and address social justice issues currently facing our communities and societies. The students will each conduct a research project on the topic of his or her interests, in line with their future educational and career goals, with a global perspective. They will then produce an academically written paper and propose a project ready to be implemented at the end of the program. The program will use the Participatory Action Research model, a process that has emerged in recent years as a methodology for society grass root changes, program development and evaluation.

The Program has been implemented since 2012 every summer.

The participating students of the BACI Upward College Summer Scholars 2016 – Intensive Research and Leadership Development Program – at Rayburn House Office Building in Washington D.C.. The young scholars and their supervisors were in Washington D.C. meeting with Confessional Offices, Government Agencies and others as part of their Educational and Leadership trip.

“One of the best ways to ensure that we become productive and contributing citizens is by investing in people and education,” our Executive Director Elaisa Vahnie would usually tell our partners, parents, and community members.

The BACI summer program help prepare the area high school students for their college and success so that they are able to go get college education and come back and give back to the community.

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