Published on July 24th, 2013 | by SMUMN0
Countdown to College students on campus
On July 20, C2C welcomed a new cohort of 25 freshmen, and on July 21, 23 returning sophomores joined them. These two cohorts will study on campus through Aug. 3.
This two-week program for students from under-resourced communities is offered each summer for four years, beginning just after they complete eighth grade and continuing until their senior year — helping to assure each student is prepared for a successful college experience.
The camp is free to student participants from San Miguel and Nativity middle schools and Cristo Rey and Lasallian high schools, their parents (who come the first weekend) and teachers from their schools, who co-teach with SMU instructors, and help prepare SMU instructors on how to effectively work with this growing population of students.
This is one portion of the First-Generation Initiative, which helps students prepare for and succeed at college.