Summer Springboard Success Stories

NYC Fun Day 1

Yale – July 12 & July 13

July 12, 2019

Day 6 & 7 of Summer Springboard (Session 2):

NYC Fun Day 2

NYC Fun Day 3

NYC Fun Day 4

NYC Fun Day 5

NYC Fun Day 6

Ropes Course 1

Ropes Course 2

Ropes Course 3

Ropes Course 4

Ropes Course 5

Ropes Course 6

Ropes Course 7

Ropes Course 8

Mass Casualty 1

Mass Casualty 2

Mass Casualty 3

Scavenger Hunt Fun

Student Quote:

“I’m interested in the academic aspect of this program. I believe being immersed in this environment will allow me to get a better understanding of college life.”

Highlights:

  • NYC Fun Day
    • On Saturday, the students took a trip to the Big Apple, where they got a chance to see some of the famous spots below:
      • Central Park
      • 5th Avenue Shops
      • Top of the Rock
      • Grand Central Terminal
  • Adventures Rope Course
    • The Adam Kreiger Adventure Program provides special opportunities that enable people of all ages to realize Adam’s zest for living and to discover the courage within themselves to face the challenges in life.
    • It has about 30 low and high elements; structures that may be made up of wires, ropes, cables, tires, and wood. Both indoor and outdoor activities focus on a wide range of objectives which may include establishing group trust, cohesion, and/or communication.
  • Medicine & Healthcare Activity – Mass Casualty Simulation
    • The students in the Medicine & Healthcare track got to experience a “mass casualty simulation” where some students acted as first responders and others were covered in “blood” as trauma patients.
  • Medicine Guest Speaker – Dr. Rennert
    • Dr. Nancy Rennert, Chief of Endocrine at Norwalk Hospital and Member of the UVM Medical School Admissions Committee, was a guest speaker in the medicine and healthcare track.
    • Students asked tons of questions and Dr. Rennert described both the challenges and benefits of pursuing a career in healthcare.
    • Regarding picking a major, Dr. Rennert says to make sure you take the required classes of course for medical school, but to take this special opportunity to major and take other classes you are interested in like social sciences or humanities. Truly follow your passion!