Fayetteville State University’s Office of College Access Programs Offers Summer Institute for Current and Prospective Participants

The Office of College Access Programs has commenced enrollment for their Global Competitiveness Career and College Readiness Summer Institute for current and prospective participants enrolled in one or more of its five college preparatory programs. Collectively, the programs will occur throughout the months of June-July 2014 on Fayetteville State University’s campus.

The Office of College Access Programs’ Global Competitiveness Career and College Readiness Summer Institute consist of summer activities that seek to decrease summer learning loss among program participants. Currently, the office offers a variety of camps to middle and high school participants. The camps focus on enhancing students’ academic and soft skills (through personal development workshops/sessions) while providing them with college access support to increase post-secondary enrollment and career readiness.

“Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” – George Washington Carver

In conjunction with our summer programs, the Office of College Access Programs has implemented a healthy teens initiative and a financial literacy initiative. Students will participate in various activities designed to increase their financial literacy, and in partnership with Sustainable Sandhills students will have the opportunity to participate in farm and garden tours, attend nutrition and healthy lifestyle activities, and create their own Farmers Market vendor “brand.” Students can enroll in the summer programs as follows:

  • Talent Search STEM Camp, June 16-20
  • Talent Search Math Boot Camp, July 28-31
  • Talent Search College Readiness Retreat, June 30-July 3
  • Upward Bound Summer Institute, June 15- July 18
  • Upward Bound Math and Science Summer Research Scholar Program, June 16- July 18
  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers Summer STEM Institute, June 16-July 28

“A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.” – Horace Mann

To attend the summer institute, students must enroll in the respective programs. Presently, Talent Search and 21st Century Community Learning Centers are actively seeking additional students for these programs. If you or someone you know is interested in participating in any of these camps and or enrolling in the programs, please contact the office at (910) 672-1351 or visit our website at www.uncfsu.edu/cap .

The Office of College Access Programs’ mission is to encourage and assist youth who are traditionally under-represented in post-secondary education with preparation for, entry into, and completion of a post –secondary education. The Office of College Access Programs is comprised of federally funded programs that include GEAR UP, Educational Talent Search, Upward Bound (Classic), Upward Bound Math & Science, AmeriCorps VISTA and 21st Century Community Learning Centers. The office provides college preparatory services to students, parents, and educators in Cumberland County, Hoke County, and Robeson County.