Educational programs



Classes will be ran by the company ACTual Solutions. Classes will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 – 7pm at the Summit Public Library from July 10th – July 26th.


Spaces are limited to 10 students. 

See registration application

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The Summit YMCA Achievers Program provides students the opportunity to tour four different colleges in four days. This year participants will visit University of Richmond, Spellman College (females), Morehouse College (males), Morris Brown College and Clark Atlanta University. These tours provide insight, guidance and exposure to high school students looking toward a future in higher education.



  • $20 for all Achiever program participants
  • $100 for all non-achiever program participants (fee will be reduced to $20 if the student signs up for the 2017-2018 Achievers Program)


DURATION: Monday, June 25th to Thursday, June 28th, 2018 (4 days and/3 nights)


DEADLINE: June 1st, 2018


CONTACT PERSON: Chris Miree, Youth and Teen Director at (908) 273-3330 ext. 1140 or


TO REGISTER complete the applications below and submit to the Contact Person Chris Miree.


College Tour 2018_Achievers Fillable (2)
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2018 Summer App and Itinerary.pdf
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2018 Achievers Program Application.doc
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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders proudly sponsors the Summer 2018 College for Teens program at Union County College. This free program is offered for two sessions. Each session provides students the chance to explore and research careers in criminal justice, healthcare, or transportation, logistics and distribution while experiencing life on a college campus. The classes teach students about relevant career opportunities and provide the opportunity to learn from prominent guest speakers. Instructors in this program are hand- picked for their expertise and have real world industry experience in addition to experience in the classroom.


A.M. Session, July 9July 19, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 
P.M. Session, July 16–July 26, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Criminal Justice; Counter-terrorism and Homeland Security
A.M. Session, July 9July 19, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 
P.M. Session, July 16–July 26, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Healthcare, First Aid
A.M. Session, July 9July 19, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
P.M. Session, July 16–July 26, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Transportation, Logistics and Distribution Transportation, Logistics and Distribution
Deadline to Apply:  June 8, 2018

Student Law Day Seminar - May 1, 2018 - Teaneck, NJ

The law firm of Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C. in Teaneck will be holding their second annual “Law Day Seminar” on May 1, 2018 at 4pm at their North Jersey office. This is open to all high school and college students in New Jersey who are interested in pursuing a career in law. Please view the press release for details and registration information. Space is limited! 

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Fairleigh Dickinson University - Mini Law School Summer Program

Fairleigh Dickinson University will offer two sessions of its Mini Law School for high school students:

1. Monday, July 16th - Friday, July 20th (10:00 am - 2:00 pm) on FDU’s Metropolitan Campus (1000 River Road, Teaneck, NJ).  

2. Monday, July 23rd - Friday, July 27th at FDU’s Florham Campus (285 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ).

Each Mini Law School will feature simulations, discussions and interactive presentations. These sessions will give students in grades 9-12 (and students who have just graduated high school) a taste of both the first year law school curriculum and the skills and knowledge needed to compete successfully in mock trial programs. 
More specifically, the program will introduce students to the distinctive ways that lawyers and judges think about social problems, conflicts and information. In addition, the instructors will provide an introduction to the basic procedures of the trial process by working through a hypothetical case- from the initial problem, through trial preparation, to courtroom argument. The week will conclude with the participating students playing the roles of attorneys and witnesses- with parents and family members invited to serve and even participate as jurors. 
To register, visit:
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College mentoring program at the YMCA Summit, NJ

 GOAL: To provide mentoring support to motivated college bound, first generation students with committed supportive parents in the Summit YMCA community by guiding them through high school to successfully navigate the entire college process. Provide group and one-on-one mentorship to create a college-going culture throughout the high school experience from 9th – 12th grade.





See attached documents below for meeting schedule and more details.


Upcoming events:

9/10th grade STUDENTS -   "It's All About Me" - Wednesday, April 18th from 6 - 8pm in the 3rd floor conference room at the YMCA
11th grade STUDENTS - "Where are you in the Process?" - Wednesday, April 25th from 6 - 8pm in the 3rd floor conference room at the YMCA.


New Achievers Format.Spring.pdf
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Destination College - program outline.d
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Teen Leadership Summer Camp offered by Wind of the Spirit-Immigrant Resource Center

Goal: Development of Leadership skills, personal growth, self-esteem, and communication for youth.


For youth registering in 7th to 10th grade


1st week: Monday, June 25 to Thursday, June 28

2nd week: Monday, July 2 to Friday, July 6

Hours: 8am-5pm

Orientation for participants and parents:

Sunday, June 10th at 4pm, 158 Southern Blvd, Chatham Township, NJ 07928


For more information call: 973-538-2035

Andrew: cell (908) 892-1265


Community Service/Volunteer Work

The Flash Summer Program

The Flash summer program is now hiring. If you are interested in working the Flash program this summer please go to the Flash website ( and click on the “more…” link along the top and follow the directions to apply through AppliTrack. Paid positions are open to current junior and senior students. Volunteer positions are open to current sophomore students. Letters of recommendation are required for all positions. AppliTrack will be open from March 27th through April 27th. No late applications will be accepted.

Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901


Reeves-Reed Arboretum runs a program called Discovery Saturdays from March through October.  Discovery Saturdays is a program for families with young children and each week they focus on a different aspect of nature such as dragonflies, fish, vegetables, etc. The Arboretum is looking for student volunteers who would like to join them for Discovery Saturdays (10:00am-1:00pm) and try their hands at translating, real time, with young children.


Please contact Trish Cassin, the Volunteer Coordinator at Reeves-Reed Arboretum for more information at

908.273.8787 x1616

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00am-4:00pm



2018 Annual AWIS-NJ STEM Scholarship & Award  for New Jersey High School Senior and Junior Girls.


Association For Women In Science New Jersey High School STEM awards and scholarships are offered annually. Female high school seniors and juniors, residing anywhere in the state and interested in STEM can apply. Applicants are asked to write an essay on a STEM professional with a NJ connection (female). Academic performance and teacher recommendations are also evaluated.


Deadline: June 30, 2018 (11 pm), Winners will be announced July 31, 2018


3 awards for High School Juniors

3 awards for High School Seniors (Applicants who have already received awards as juniors are not eligible to re-apply)

To apply visit: