Month: March 2019

Quantitative Impact of Summer Camps for Teens

Author: Marianne Lontoc

The ACA 5-Year Camp Impact Study explores if and how camp prepares youth participants for college, career, and their lives outside of camp. Under the direction of an all-volunteer Research Advisory Committee and in partnership with researchers at the University of Utah, the Youth Impact Study aims to document the distinct and transferable outcomes of … Continued

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Don’t (Just) Follow Your Passions

Author: Marianne Lontoc

Following your passions doesn’t get you a job or lead to happiness. Follow your aptitudes. There is a disconnect between jobs and workers. The workforce needs certain jobs but people are not trained for them, and are interested in doing other jobs. A McKinsey article highlights this interesting dilemma. On the one hand, almost 40 … Continued

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Research on Impact of Summer Programs on College Readiness

Author: Marianne Lontoc

In today’s knowledge-based society, there is an increased demand for individuals who are prepared to succeed in academics and the workplace. This is an individual who is academically prepared in reading, writing, and mathematics knowledge AND possesses life skills (e.g. interpersonal skills and leadership) . A LinkedIn survey highlights that employers regularly identify social competencies … Continued

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2019 Program Availability

Author: Marianne Lontoc

Summer Springboard uses a rolling admissions process. Student applications are reviewed as they are submitted. Once a program fills, then we will add students to a wait list. We encourage students to apply as soon as they know which academic program they are interested in so that they can get their first choice of program. … Continued

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