For the entire six-week program, families are asked to pay $75, which doesn’t come close to covering our costs. Nearly half of our students were granted full need-based scholarships in order to attend Grant this past summer. We are proud to be able to welcome every student who is accepted to U.S. Grant, but this openness depends on securing financial support from friends and supporters.
The Ulysses S. Grant Foundation Summer Program is a 64-year old academic enrichment program for talented and motivated middle school students from New Haven. Yale undergraduates design and teach hands-on, stimulating classes on a range of disciplines. Participating middle school students acquire knowledge and skills while the undergraduate teachers gain a deeper mastery of their own class material as well as the essentials of good teaching. Conducted in small classroom settings on the Yale University campus, U. S. Grant’s six-week summer program offers small project-based classes and intellectual challenges and opportunities that might not be available in the normal classroom setting.
Founded in 1953, Ulysses S. Grant is the longest running community service program affiliated with Yale University. Since its founding, Grant has drawn on the experiences and enthusiasm of Yale undergraduates to challenge students so they can acquire the academic preparation and skills they will need to enter and succeed in college, while also teaching students how to excel in their current school environment.
The summer program and classes
The student plays an active role in the classroom. Classes are fun, interdisciplinary, hands-on, and activity based. Cooperative learning is at the heart of the Grant class. Students learn to work together and take classes that are student-driven and student-based. Their interests help focus the classroom’s topics, lesson and projects. In addition, students learn by working on projects that have real-life applications. At U.S. Grant, the city and university are the students’ laboratory. Access to community and university resources rest at the foundation of the program.
Our teachers create enriching academic experiences for the students by crafting quality classes and creating safe, fun, and stimulating learning environments. U.S Grant has been a transformational experience, not just for our students but for the undergraduate teacher team.
The U.S. Grant staff is composed entirely of Yale undergraduates. Each staff member is carefully chosen through an application and interview process conducted by former summer program directors and members of the Board of Directors.
Teachers are selected on the basis of their academic excellence, experience in education, experience in and understanding of city youth, commitment to educational equity and public service, and enthusiasm for the job. We aim to create a team of teachers who can work together and bring a diversity of talents and backgrounds to the program.
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