Our Impact: It’s Time for Bootcamp: College Edition!

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It’s hard to believe that summer will be over soon. For SEED scholars, that means no more sleeping in late and a lot more homework!

Between August 12 – 26, SEED schools will reopen. We’re excited to welcome a new class of students to our campuses in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Miami.  We’re also excited to reunite with our incoming SEED seniors who will be off to college in 10 short months!

For SEED seniors, the school year will start with a bang. On September 4 – 5, we’ll convene our annual College Prep Bootcamp at a college campus in the Washington, D.C., metro area.

The goal of our annual College Prep Bootcamp is to provide all SEED seniors with the information they need to apply to, enroll, and persist in college. Key workshops include writing a college essay; choosing a “right-fit” college; applying for financial aid and scholarships; navigating race, equity, and identity on college campuses; and more. The event also provides seniors with time to reconnect with old friends and make new friends to support each other during the school year. 

In addition to learning the ropes of the college application process, College Prep Bootcamp attendees are exposed to experiential learning opportunities. For example, last year they participated in a real ropes course during a trip to Terrapin Adventures in Maryland!

“Through the College Prep Bootcamp for seniors, we provide our scholars with a two-day intensive workshop experience where we dive deeply into key concepts of the college application and submission process,” said Ms. Baker Jones, director of college transition & success. “We set a high bar for our students and give them the direction they need so that someday they can achieve their college dreams.”

Since 2016, over 100 SEED seniors have participated in College Prep Bootcamp. To learn more about how you can help SEED scholars start school year 2020 right, check out our Back to College Prep Boarding School campaign!