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Lesly Rivero, WS’17
CCSEL SUMMER OF SERVICE INTERN
WHAT IS THE HWS SUMMER ACADEMY?
• Founded in 2004 by Professor of Chemistry
Walter Bowyer
• 2 week college emersion program for
academically motivated GHS students
• Help students acquire skills needed to thrive
in college
• Students receive a stipend when they
successfully complete the program
• Supported by the Wyckoff Family Foundation
and the HWS Colleges’ Office of the President
• In support of the Geneva 2020 goal of “college
and career readiness”
COURSES OFFERED
• Movement for Social Justice – Prof. Davenport
• Common App Essay Writing - Stephanie Kenefic WS’17
• Note-taking and Study Tips - Lesly Rivero WS’17
• Social Justice - Jeremy Wattles from CCSEL
• Common App/College Board - Shayne Feinberg from CCSEL
• Architecture – Prof. D’Angelo
• Sociology – Prof. Sutton
• Environmental Studies - Sarah Meyer
• Chemistry – Prof. Walter Bowyer
• Resume Building – Brandi Ferrara
MOVEMENT FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
MOVEMENT FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
• Create impactful essays for their college
applications
• Didn’t have to be a final, it was the start that
counted
• Expose students to college applications
• Fill out a common app in order to see what is
expected of them
• Have college students share their college essays
and application process
NOTE-TAKING AND STUDY TIPS
• I work at the CTL as a Study Mentor
• Show them that seeking help is normal and even college
students do it
• Cornell note-taking style
• Jeopardy game at the end showed me how competitive they
were as well as their team player cooperation
SOCIAL JUSTICE
• Learn about Geneva’s history
• Talk about social justice issues
that concerned the students
• Involved thinking critically
about privilege and factors
that affect how they are
treated in the world
• Introduction to Tools for
Social Change
ARCHITECTURE – IN THE FIELD
STUDENTS STARTED BY TAKING NOTES OF THEIR
SURROUNDINGS (GENEVA GARDENS)
ASSISTANTS WHO HAD A BACKGROUND IN
ARCHITECTURE OFFERED SUPPORT
FINAL PRODUCT
• Images are from last
year
• Incorporated ideas
from all 4 groups in
the final
1. A bicycle
2. A library made
from natural
materials such as
twigs, vines, and
wood
SOCIOLOGY
• Professor Jim Sutton specializes in
Criminology
• Some students were interested pursuing a
career in law enforcement
• Explored different topics such as:
1. Why do people commit crimes?
2. Why are there inequalities in the criminal justice
system?
3. What are gangs?
4. Is rehabilitation the main goal of incarceration?
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
@ HWS FRIBOLIN FARM
HWS SUMMER ACADEMY AT THE FRIBOLIN FARM
CHEMISTRY, ON THE BOAT!
COLLEGE VISITS TO LEMOYNE AND ONONDAGA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ONONDAGA COMMUNITY COLLEGE VISIT
Lunch Program
• Students from HWS accompanied
the HWS Summer Academy during
lunch
• Students exchanged interests,
stories, and conversations
• https://hwsinterculturalaffairscent
er.wordpress.com/
GRADUATION CEREMONY
IS THE PROGRAM OVER?
• Students are expected to meet with
me in order to complete their AP
Summer Projects
• Students are added to the HWS
Summer Academy Alums Facebook
page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups
/1089239524431050/
SERVICE HOURS
• Collective hours
dedicated by
students in the
program: 1,147.5
• Collective hours
dedicated including
students and
volunteers: 2,362
STATISTICS FROM SURVEYS
• 100% of students achieved what they hoped
to achieve from the program
• 100% of students who participated last year
found this year to be more beneficial
• 100% of students had an increased
understanding of what it is like to be a college
student
• 100% of students said the program made
college more attractive to them
• 87.5% of students were “Very Satisfied” with
the program
QUOTES FROM EXIT SURVEYS -
ANONYMOUS
• “Particularly getting help with my summer
projects will help me get the school year started
on a good foot.”
• “The people that took the time out of their
summer to be here and help meant so much and
they gave me a lot to take with me on the college
application process.”
• “I wanted to achieve learning more about the
college process and I really did.”
QUOTES FROM SURVEYS CONTINUED
• “This program was like a changing experience. I
hope that they continue to give other kids the
opportunity to do it as well!”
• “I really enjoyed this and definitely want to come
back next year”
• “I got a full understanding of what I need to do”
• “I learned so much in 2 weeks”
• “I feel as if I know more about what to really expect
in college”
QUOTES FROM SURVEYS CONTINUED
• “I'm even more confident than what I was before”
• “It gave me a look into the college life, calmed me down about
tuition, and helped me decide what I want to do”
• “I feel 100% ready for college”
QUOTES FROM STUDENTS
Jamel Jackson, Geneva High School Senior
“The program has helped me see college in a different light and it helped me to see
that there are different routes, but still successful in the end.”
Kiara Pabon, Geneva High School Senior
“It actually opened my door to a lot of opportunities. Even with the common app, it fits
my needs. And then hearing people talking about it is beneficial as well. The program
has the ability to open doors.”
Anilette Montes, Geneva High School Senior
“It helped me. Period. I didn’t know if I wanted to go to a college, university, or a
community. Hearing about the different scholarships/programs gave me a new
perspective to follow as I apply to the next step after high school.”
SPECIAL THANKS TO
• The Wyckoff Family Foundation for providing support for our
program for the third year in a row
• All the volunteers who dedicated their time to teach classes for
the program
• HWS faculty, staff, and students who came during the student’s
lunchtime to offer conversations and company
• John Pallera H’17 for taking great photos during our activities
THANKS FOR COMING!

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Summer of service presentation - HWS Summer Academy 2016

  • 1. Lesly Rivero, WS’17 CCSEL SUMMER OF SERVICE INTERN
  • 2. WHAT IS THE HWS SUMMER ACADEMY? • Founded in 2004 by Professor of Chemistry Walter Bowyer • 2 week college emersion program for academically motivated GHS students • Help students acquire skills needed to thrive in college • Students receive a stipend when they successfully complete the program • Supported by the Wyckoff Family Foundation and the HWS Colleges’ Office of the President • In support of the Geneva 2020 goal of “college and career readiness”
  • 3. COURSES OFFERED • Movement for Social Justice – Prof. Davenport • Common App Essay Writing - Stephanie Kenefic WS’17 • Note-taking and Study Tips - Lesly Rivero WS’17 • Social Justice - Jeremy Wattles from CCSEL • Common App/College Board - Shayne Feinberg from CCSEL • Architecture – Prof. D’Angelo • Sociology – Prof. Sutton • Environmental Studies - Sarah Meyer • Chemistry – Prof. Walter Bowyer • Resume Building – Brandi Ferrara
  • 6. • Create impactful essays for their college applications • Didn’t have to be a final, it was the start that counted • Expose students to college applications • Fill out a common app in order to see what is expected of them • Have college students share their college essays and application process
  • 7. NOTE-TAKING AND STUDY TIPS • I work at the CTL as a Study Mentor • Show them that seeking help is normal and even college students do it • Cornell note-taking style • Jeopardy game at the end showed me how competitive they were as well as their team player cooperation
  • 8. SOCIAL JUSTICE • Learn about Geneva’s history • Talk about social justice issues that concerned the students • Involved thinking critically about privilege and factors that affect how they are treated in the world • Introduction to Tools for Social Change
  • 10. STUDENTS STARTED BY TAKING NOTES OF THEIR SURROUNDINGS (GENEVA GARDENS)
  • 11. ASSISTANTS WHO HAD A BACKGROUND IN ARCHITECTURE OFFERED SUPPORT
  • 12. FINAL PRODUCT • Images are from last year • Incorporated ideas from all 4 groups in the final 1. A bicycle 2. A library made from natural materials such as twigs, vines, and wood
  • 13. SOCIOLOGY • Professor Jim Sutton specializes in Criminology • Some students were interested pursuing a career in law enforcement • Explored different topics such as: 1. Why do people commit crimes? 2. Why are there inequalities in the criminal justice system? 3. What are gangs? 4. Is rehabilitation the main goal of incarceration?
  • 15. HWS SUMMER ACADEMY AT THE FRIBOLIN FARM
  • 17. COLLEGE VISITS TO LEMOYNE AND ONONDAGA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
  • 18.
  • 20. Lunch Program • Students from HWS accompanied the HWS Summer Academy during lunch • Students exchanged interests, stories, and conversations • https://hwsinterculturalaffairscent er.wordpress.com/
  • 22.
  • 23.
  • 24.
  • 25. IS THE PROGRAM OVER? • Students are expected to meet with me in order to complete their AP Summer Projects • Students are added to the HWS Summer Academy Alums Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups /1089239524431050/
  • 26. SERVICE HOURS • Collective hours dedicated by students in the program: 1,147.5 • Collective hours dedicated including students and volunteers: 2,362
  • 27. STATISTICS FROM SURVEYS • 100% of students achieved what they hoped to achieve from the program • 100% of students who participated last year found this year to be more beneficial • 100% of students had an increased understanding of what it is like to be a college student • 100% of students said the program made college more attractive to them • 87.5% of students were “Very Satisfied” with the program
  • 28. QUOTES FROM EXIT SURVEYS - ANONYMOUS • “Particularly getting help with my summer projects will help me get the school year started on a good foot.” • “The people that took the time out of their summer to be here and help meant so much and they gave me a lot to take with me on the college application process.” • “I wanted to achieve learning more about the college process and I really did.”
  • 29. QUOTES FROM SURVEYS CONTINUED • “This program was like a changing experience. I hope that they continue to give other kids the opportunity to do it as well!” • “I really enjoyed this and definitely want to come back next year” • “I got a full understanding of what I need to do” • “I learned so much in 2 weeks” • “I feel as if I know more about what to really expect in college”
  • 30. QUOTES FROM SURVEYS CONTINUED • “I'm even more confident than what I was before” • “It gave me a look into the college life, calmed me down about tuition, and helped me decide what I want to do” • “I feel 100% ready for college”
  • 31. QUOTES FROM STUDENTS Jamel Jackson, Geneva High School Senior “The program has helped me see college in a different light and it helped me to see that there are different routes, but still successful in the end.” Kiara Pabon, Geneva High School Senior “It actually opened my door to a lot of opportunities. Even with the common app, it fits my needs. And then hearing people talking about it is beneficial as well. The program has the ability to open doors.” Anilette Montes, Geneva High School Senior “It helped me. Period. I didn’t know if I wanted to go to a college, university, or a community. Hearing about the different scholarships/programs gave me a new perspective to follow as I apply to the next step after high school.”
  • 32. SPECIAL THANKS TO • The Wyckoff Family Foundation for providing support for our program for the third year in a row • All the volunteers who dedicated their time to teach classes for the program • HWS faculty, staff, and students who came during the student’s lunchtime to offer conversations and company • John Pallera H’17 for taking great photos during our activities