On August 1, the UCI Writing Project's Summer Youth Program completed its 36th year of offering engaging and academically enriching programs in writing, math/science, and afterschool activities for K-12 youth. Since its inception, the Summer Youth Program has enrolled more than 36,000 youth from California, the United States, and foreign countries during the summer months.
During Summer 2019, three sessions delivered a total of five three-week programs at locations in Tustin, Irvine, Aliso Viejo, and Laguna Niguel.
Summer Youth Participants: Session 2 in Irvine
Credentialed faculty, the majority Fellows from the UCI Writing Project Institute, taught 1,055 youth in writing-focused courses. Writing classes, which were differentiated by grade level, included Young Writers, Digital Storytelling, Fantasy & Fiction, FANtastic Stories, and AP Language and Composition Preparation Workshop. Young Writers Photo Album
Nearly 700 youth also enrolled in the afternoon science and math sessions. Certified teachers employed individual and group activities to integrate math and science instruction designed to meet the California Common Core Standards. Throughout a typical three-week course, students were encouraged to use a variety of problem solving strategies to promote critical thinking.
Math Science Photo Album
Summer Youth offered three different afterschool activities: Young Rembrandts Art for grades K-3 and 4-6; Sports & Fitness for grades K-6; and Public Speaking & Debate for grades 6-8. Over 200 youth participated in one of the afterschool offerings. Afterschool Photo Album