J.M. Bolin Program

Named after the first African-American woman to graduate from Yale Law School and the first in the United States to become a judge, the J.M. Bolin Program at Yale is an academic and cultural enrichment program designed to engage high school students of African descent. Entering its second year, the program provides New Haven high school students with an opportunity to develop study skills and teamwork as they reflect on readings drawn from African-American studies to reaffirm and preserve traditions of cultural and intellectual community. The program also promotes college seminar-style discussions and networking skills, and exposes local students to the work of Yale professors and students to create a stronger connection with the New Haven community.