Greatest MINDS Summer College to Career Academy
Grades Served: 8 – 12, Alternative Education; Program Structure: Hybrid (Remote and In-Person Learning)
Address: Roxbury Community College, 1234 Columbus Ave., Roxbury, MA 02120
Contact: George (Chip) Greenidge, Director, Greatest MINDS; www.gminds.org; 857.312.6340; Emails: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation
Greatest MINDS focuses on Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan communities for our geographical area. The organization is a comprised of Black educators, activists, entrepreneurs, young professionals, artists and community members from the Boston. Greatest MINDS is a community-based organization that works with college students and young professionals to become the next generation of civic leaders through mentoring, volunteering, and participating. Our vision for the 21st century where skilled, educated Black professionals will take leadership in their communities and careers by supporting middle and high school students on their road to college and beyond. Our volunteers and staff members all have grown up in Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan and have worked together to develop programs, symposiums, and projects to build our young people — middle and high school students to be all that they can be. At this summer program, students will learn on how to work in a team and be exposed to highly motivated role-models. Academic, College & Career Support: Goal 1: At this program, students will learn complete their college ready, career ready and reading assignments and gain work skills. Mentoring Support: Goal 2: At this program, students will learn and have access to Black young college students and professionals and exposed to the areas of college prep, career, and community service. In-Person Activities: Goal 3: At this program, students will learn and be involved with in-person activities and online remote learning discussions in the areas of STEM, college, workforce development, arts, music, recreational activities, and community service.