Congratulations to our LEAP scholars who have been admitted into competitive collegiate summer programs!

April 13, 2018

Inaaya Coleman – Grade 10, Princeton University AI4ALL

Program Description:
Princeton AI4ALL is a 3-week, residential summer camp intended to increase diversity and inclusion in the field of artificial intelligence. The mission is to inspire tomorrow’s leaders to know, think about, and use artificial intelligence ethically. The program will educate students through a combination of lectures, hands-on research projects, field trips, and mentorship. Princeton AI4ALL will take place on the Princeton campus and lectures and research will be conducted in the Princeton Computer Science Department, with the exception of a field trip to Washington DC, to meet with AI policy makers.

Jazline Concepcion – Grade 10, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University MEDacademy

Program Description:
This four-week summer day program introduces high school students to medical school and helps to refine their particular interest in health care. Students are exposed to four featured medical specialties and participate in lectures, hands-on demonstrations, case-based learning activities, and interactive clinical simulations taught by CMSRU faculty, medical students and staff. Students experience firsthand what it is like to be a doctor, learning from featured guest speakers and guided tours of Cooper University Hospital. To conclude the full medical school experience, students present a final group project during a graduation ceremony.

Maya Goodwin – Grade 9, Cabrini University High School Leadership Academy

Program Description:
Cabrini High School Leadership Academy is a five-day, residential summer program, held on Cabrini’s mainline campus. The program recognizes outstanding and diverse students who have an interest and drive to hone their leadership skills. Students who are chosen to participate in this extraordinary program will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the university community. The program will begin with conversation and group exercises defining leadership and community standards. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a University Challenge Course where they will engage in activities that focus on effective team building, communication, and other skills needed to understand group dynamics and what it takes to become an effective leader. Selected students will take an in-depth look at how to understand the community in which they are working. Each will learn ways to gain a better understanding of how best to support their communities and how to analyze the attributes of highly functional teams. These will be useful traits when completing their team projects which will be presented at the conclusion of the program.

Donovan Roque – Grade 9, Cabrini University High School Leadership Academy

Program Description:
Cabrini High School Leadership Academy is a five-day, residential summer program, held on Cabrini’s mainline campus. The program recognizes outstanding and diverse students who have an interest and drive to hone their leadership skills. Students who are chosen to participate in this extraordinary program will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the university community. The program will begin with conversation and group exercises defining leadership and community standards. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a University Challenge Course where they will engage in activities that focus on effective team building, communication, and other skills needed to understand group dynamics and what it takes to become an effective leader. Selected students will take an in-depth look at how to understand the community in which they are working. Each will learn ways to gain a better understanding of how best to support their communities and how to analyze the attributes of highly functional teams. These will be useful traits when completing their team projects which will be presented at the conclusion of the program.