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FREE UPenn Summer Mentorship Program for Rising Philly 10th-11th Graders: Apply by 5/6

April 11, 2022

Program Background: The Provost’s Summer Mentorship Program began in 2006 as a summer college preparatory experience offered to rising 10th grade and 11th grade students attending Philadelphia Public Schools and Charter Schools. The Provost’s Summer Mentorship Program was developed to inspire and encourage participants to seek enrollment in a four-year baccalaureate educational institution of their choosing.

Program Description: Admitted students are paired with one of the program’s five affiliate professional schools based on their interests marked in the application. Those schools are: Perelman School of Medicine, Nursing School, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Carey Penn Law, and School of Dental Medicine.

Participants experience hands-on, experiential learning, through a creatively designed curricula developed to highlight and offer exploration in various career choices and featured professions offered by the Provost’s Summer Mentorship Program.

In addition to the curricula provided participants are also exposed to SAT test preparation, wellness workshops, financial literacy, life skills and post-secondary educational access workshops, as well as other services provided to help our participants hone their skills by enhancing their scholarly confidence.

Schedule: The program will take place in-person from July 11th through August 5th, Mondays through Fridays, 9am-4pm.

How to Apply: Students can apply here by the May 6th deadline. The program accepts around 100 students each year.

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