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The W.E.B DuBois Scholars Institute, a nonprofit organization devoted to providing children in marginalized communities with the opportunity to strengthen their academic skills, has launched the Accelerated Learning Academy. The ALA is for high-achieving 10th- and 11th-graders who are interested in STEM: science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The program takes place during the school year and is hosted at Princeton University, where students will have the opportunity to spend the weekend on campus while they attend their chosen program. Additionally, students will learn from some of the most esteemed scholars from each of the STEM fields, specifically, medical science, biomedical engineering, technology and applied mathematics. Through group activities, hands-on demonstrations, real-world applications and networking opportunities, students will strengthen their skills in STEM and gain the knowledge needed to excel in their respective fields.

The founder and CEO of the W.E.B DuBois Scholars Institute, Dr. Sherle Boone, said, “It is my hope that the Accelerated Learning Academy will increase interest in careers in STEM-related occupations among youth from communities in American society that have experienced historical barriers to achievement and opportunity. I also hope that this new academy will serve as a resource to spark and expand interest in scholarship and scientific research among youth from these underserved communities.”

If you are interested in attending this program, Dec. 2-Dec. 4, 2016, March 3-March 5, 2017 or May 5-May 7, 2017, email or call 609-955-0666.