4 middle school students at a summer program on campus

Summer programs for middle school students

SUNY Corning Community College is hosting two summer programs designed for middle school students. Both opportunities will be presented on the Spencer Hill campus (1 Academic Dr., Corning, N.Y.).

The Full STEAHM Ahead! Summer Workshop runs from August 5 to August 9 at SUNY Corning Community College for area middle school girls in grades 6 and 7. The program focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Health, and Math education. The primary goal of the Full STEAHM Ahead Summer Workshop is to increase the number of women in STEM careers. Sessions run daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The program costs $100 and a limited number of scholarships are available.

“Our goal is to spark an interest in young girls using a workshop model that explores a variety of STEAHM topics,” said Jennifer Sellers, program coordinator. “Our secondary goal is to get the students to think about college and increase the rates of college attendance and graduation in our area.”

The Future Leaders Civics Learning Program is a 3-day pilot program for middle school students in grades 6 and 7. During the program students will learn about local issues of importance to them, the civics process, and brainstorm solutions upon which they can act. This new program will be held from August 13 to August 15, with sessions running daily from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Students may attend for free.

“The primary goal of the Future Leaders Summer Civics Learning Program is to teach the skills of active citizenship, to let students know that their voice matters, and to reinforce the positive impact they can have in their communities and beyond,” said Sellers. “The secondary goal is to increase voting rates in our area over time, especially among new voters.”

For questions or to apply, contact Jennifer, jseller2@corning-cc.edu