YOU Can Help Museum Scholars Get Started in College!

Here is an opportunity for YOU to help some amazing high school students get started in college!

The senior class of this year’s Upward Bound Math & Science Program is another group of exceptional high school students who represent the first in their families to attend college. It is always with mixed emotions that we say goodbye to these students who have become part of our Museum family. We are sad to see them leave, but we are also incredibly proud of them. This year, all 17 active program participants are graduating and have been accepted to colleges all over the country. We also have 3 Posse Scholar finalists (which provides full tuition and mentoring throughout college), 3 Dell Scholar finalists (which provides $20,000, a Dell computer and printer, and mentoring), one Gates Millennium finalist (which includes a full ride for college and graduate school), and one Coca-Cola Scholars finalist (for a full ride to Emory University).  At this point, the students have collectively earned over $30,000 in scholarships to cover their expenses for college.

The transition from high school to college can be intimidating, so we provide College Readiness classes, which teach skills in organization, time-management, prioritizing, studying, and networking – we even connect the students to other Upward Bound alumni who can share experiences and offer advice. The last component to our seniors’ successful transition to college is the College-Starter Basket.  Each active participant has worked very hard and is rewarded with a personalized basket containing an assortment of household supplies, school supplies, and technology equipment.  This is where you come in! Each basket contains $570 worth of materials, and only through your financial contributions to the Miami Science Museum Youth Programs, will we be able to provide our students with this last component.

Please help support our outstanding youth by contributing to our College-Starter Baskets at: https://www.miamisci.org/www/annualappealform.html.  To ensure that the Youth Programs Staff receive your tax-deductible donation, please put “youth programs” in the comments section of the online form. You can also send a check (include “youth programs” in the memo line) to:

Miami Science Museum
Attn: Youth Programs
3280 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33129

If you have any questions please contact Amy Rubinson, Upward Bound Math & Science Director, at 305-646-4295 or arubinson@miamisci.org.

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