Who participates in the Young Scholars LPP?
Because parents and guardians play a vital role in their children's educational development, they are encouraged to take part in Program activities designed to provide ongoing support for and encouragement to participating students. Parents and guardians also have the opportunity to pursue their own personal development through Utica College Continuing Education courses and specially planned workshops held at the College.
does the Young Scholars LPP
The major components of the Young Scholars LPP are:
- Academic support, tutoring, and special review sessions (September–June)
- Counseling provided by social workers and staff (Year-round)
- Summer programming on the Utica College campus for students in grades 7-12 (July)
- Community service (Year-round)
- Enrichment activities, along with college and career exploration (Year-round)
- Mentor program involving community members (Year-round)
- Parent involvement and parent education program (Year-round)
- SAT Prep (Junior Year, January-May)
YSLPP continues to support program students from 6th grade into college, offering assistance for the entire 6-16 continuum. YSLPP offers:
- A full-day summer program on the College campus to students in grades 7-9,
- A full day summer program on the College campus to students in grades 10-12 that focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Students participated in the third year of STEM Scholars in 2016.
- Utica College undergraduate students act as tutors to all students in grades 7-12 either during the day or after school,
- Adult mentors as role models,
- A telephone help line that calls all YSLPP students,
- Summer tutorial for all Regents classes (so that any student can retake a Regents exam in August if necessary),
- A staffed resource room at each site to assist students on a daily basis to facilitate tutoring,
- Working alongside a highly motivated group of peers generates high levels of student performance and persistence,
- Enrichment, community service opportunities, and field trips.
How is the Young Scholars LPP funded?
In 1993, Utica College and the Utica City School District formulated an agreement outlining their mutual support of the Young Scholars program. Following receipt of a grant from Liberty Partnerships Program of the New York State Education Department in July 1994, the program became known as the Young Scholars Liberty Partnerships Program. Additional funds have been provided by numerous organizations and individuals, including The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Inc.
How is the Young Scholars LPP managed?
Full-time staff members work directly with Young Scholars LPP students and supervise .
Is College Free For Young Scholars?
Promise Utica College
College is not free. However,
Young Scholars LPP students are under no obligation to attend
SITES AND CONTACTS
Contact: John Verra
Phone: (315) 368-6175
Room Number: M021
Phone: (315) 368-6590
Room Number: 130
Phone: (315) 368-6676
Room Number: 136
YOUNG SCHOLARS ON WAMC
Listen to this story about the Young Scholars LPP recently broadcast on WAMC - Northeast Public Radio.
Young Scholars Story →