Students GEAR UP for Summer

Summer Programs expanded this year with on-site courses at Washington Middle, Kaimuki High, Hilo High, Honoka‘a High, Honolulu Community College, Kapi‘olani Community College and UH West Oahu. Five middle/intermediate schools—Dole, Jarrett, Kalakaua, Waipahu, and Washington—also participated in UH Mānoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources’ (CTAHR) Summer GENE-iuses Program.

The various programs provided more than 375 students with opportunities at the schools and campuses to better prepare them for high school and college. Students learned skills to help them succeed in middle school, increased their proficiency in math, were introduced to the world of STEM-related careers in university science labs, or gained important skills and information to transition successfully into high school or into their first year in college. Some of the summer programs also included opportunities to take credit-bearing courses and helped students gain knowledge, competence and confidence for greater success in school. “Awesome” and “tremendous help” were typical comments shared by students in these programs as well as “great fun!