This July, Yale’s Humanities Program will kick-off its two-week pilot program “Citizens, Thinkings, Writers: Reflecting on Civic Life,” where twelve NPHS high-school students will live on the Yale campus and participate in the seminar along with supplementary workshops and activities. Here students will connect historical writings on civic life to contemporary life in New Haven. This program is catered to future first-generation college students who are interested in discussing “big human questions.”
Public Schools and Youth
The first annual Yale Young Women’s Leadership Launch conference, organized by SOM students, will provide female New Haven high school students with the opportunity to participate in a series of sessions focusing on career tracks for future CEOs, lawyers, scientists, and engineers. Several speakers, including Connecticut Rep. Elizabeth Esty, will supplement these tracks, exposing students to leadership positions within these arenas and resources to assist them in climbing career ladders.
Reporters from the East Rock Community Magnet School newspaper, The East Rock Record, attended a press conference this week, to get the dirt from politicians about New Haven Reads’ new location on Willow St. New Haven Reads is mainly focused around one-on-one tutoring, but also includes a summer program, clubs, and a book bank. Already serving 500 kids with 400 tutors, the program has still been forced to turn away a large amount of kids.
The Pathways to the Arts & Humanities program was created last year aiming to link young students to programs and opportunities at Yale. Already gaining traction, the Pathways to the Arts & Humanities program has created an infrastructure to allow faculty and students on Yale’s campus to better reach their audiences.
SheCode is a program for middle and higher school girls from the Elm City, that teaches them the fundamentals of coding. Girls in this program learn how to use coding to create their own websites, games, and designs. Started last fall by Joyce Chen ‘16 and Erika Hairston ‘18, this program features three sessions each semester, each two hours long. In the first session of this semester there were already around 25 girls in its first session of the semester. Students will learn programming languages like Scratch and Python through lectures and hands-on practice.
High school students from across Greater New Haven visited Yale F&ES on April 2 for the fourth “Green Careers, Women Leaders,” an annual event in which F&ES students share leadership skills with young women from across the region and showcase the variety of environmental career paths available to them.
Co-hosted by the F&ES group EQUID (Equity, Inclusion, Diversity), this year’s event welcomed students from 13 high schools.
At the second annual Pathways to Genomics and Proteomics Day, twenty-five local middle and high school students from the Yale Pathways to Science program spent the day on campus learning about “omics” science and the cutting-edge research driving future discoveries in personalized medicine.