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Start Planning for 2021

Author: Marianne Lontoc

We are excited to announce our 2021 dates! Summer Springboard combines academic immersion with hands-on learning, career exploration, and college prep on the campuses of top American universities.

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My Summer Springboard Experience

Author: Marianne Lontoc

Written by Maris Brail, Summer Springboard alumni My name is Maris and last summer I attended the creative writing program at Yale with Summer Springboard. As someone who has gone to summer camp for over six years, I can definitively say that this has been one of the most positive summer experiences I have ever … Continued

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What Sets Summer Springboard Apart?

Author: Marianne Lontoc

Written by Lillie Dawes, Summer Springboard alumni Choosing the right summer program can be overwhelming. With so many options, making a decision can be hard. Each program has a unique set of features to offer. As someone who’s been to multiple academic summer camps, I want to share what sets Summer Springboard apart.

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Get a Head Start on College and Career Exploration 

Author: Marianne Lontoc

The new year is a great time to set resolutions, goals and intentions for yourself. From getting a better SAT score to signing up for AP courses, a common goal for many teens is to excel in school and start the preparation for college. We recently asked our alumni to share why it’s important for teenagers to … Continued

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How To Make The Most of Your SSB Experience!

Author: Marianne Lontoc

Written by Lillie Dawes, Summer Springboard alumni My name is Lillie, alumni of the Summer Springboard program at UC Berkeley. Summer Springboard was two weeks that changed my life and that I will never forget. Today, I would like to share with you my top tips for getting the most out of your SSB experience! 

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Meet the 2019 Campus Directors!

Author: Maria Balmaseda

“What makes Summer Springboard programs different from the rest?” We get this question a lot from prospective parents and students. And we love answering it. We know that when it comes to summer programs, there are a lot of options out there. But what makes Summer Springboard stand out? Read further as we explore this … Continued

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Meet the Medicine and Healthcare Curriculum Advisors

Author: Marianne Lontoc

Whether your vision of your future self includes a white coat and a stethoscope or scrubs and a heart monitor, the best way to launch a career in medicine and healthcare is to gain practical, hands-on experience. Now is the perfect time to gain real world insight and learn from professionals in the field about … Continued

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The Myth of the Dream College

Author: Marianne Lontoc

As high school students eagerly await results from their college applications, there’s a lot of chatter about getting into your “dream college”. But what really makes a university a “dream school”? In your process of exploring schools, you researched online, did campus tours and maybe even attended some classes. But behind all of the flashy … Continued

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UC Berkeley Session 2: Spotlight on Computer Science

Author: Marianne Lontoc

The computer science students at our program on the campus of UC Berkeley are hard at work building and debugging their apps. They are working through the entire development process: collecting user insights, creating a mockup, architecting the data, building a minimum viable product using block-based programming, debugging, and getting user feedback.  As a special … Continued

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4 Tricks to Boost Motivation

Author: Andrew Motiwalla

Motivation is a tricky beast. Sometimes you have it and you feel overcome with drive and excitement. Other times you just can’t figure out how to get started and you are trapped in a spiral of procrastination. Scientists define motivation as general willingness to do something. It is the set of psychological forces that compel … Continued

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