Educational Programs

The Summit YMCA Achievers Program is continuing its college tour tradition with four days of exploration to five colleges in NY, including stops to Columbia University, Syracuse University, Binghamton University, Cornell University, and Ithaca College, June 24th – 27th. The college tours of years past have proven to provide great insight, guidance, and exposure for high school students.


The fee for the trips is $20 for Achiever participants and $100 for non-Achiever participants. However, if students sign-up for Achievers next year, they would only have to cover the $20. The Achievers application is also attached.

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Summer 2019 - College for Teens

Union County College, Cranford Campus

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders sponsors the Summer 2019 College for Teens program at Union County College. Each session provides students the chance to explore careers in Criminal Justice,Healthcare, and Transportation, Logistics and Distribution while experiencing life on a college campus.

Please view the attached brochure for complete program details. There is NO cost for attendance. Registration requirements include: the attached application form, a letter of recommendation from a school counselor or teacher, and the student’s most recent report card.

DEADLINE: Friday, May 24, 2019

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We are excited to announce that the application for the Hispanic Student College Institute 2019 at Montclair State University is now OPEN!

Montclair State University, the largest four-year Hispanic Serving Institution in New Jersey, is offering a Hispanic Student College Institute on August 6-8, 2019, for rising high school juniors and seniors.
The Institute will be a transformational experience for 200 students who identify as Hispanic. They will be challenged to think big about their future and the impact they will have on their community after college. Best of all, there will be no cost for students to participate and attend.
Through the Hispanic Student College Institute, students will:

  • Engage in career exploration and goal-setting initiatives
  • Attend college-planning workshops
  • Participate in a majors fair and mock college interviews
  • Live on campus in Machuga Heights

Institute participants will be eligible for scholarships to attend Montclair State University in the future and will receive certificates of completion to include in their college applications and their resumes.
Academically committed students who identify as Hispanic are encouraged to apply by visiting and completing the online application.
For more information, please email hsci@montclair.e

Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development

Governor’s Hispanic Fellows Program

30th Anniversary

The Governor’s Hispanic Fellows Program is an 8-week summer program geared toward leadership and professional development which has offered quality internship experiences to Hispanic college students since 1988. Our students work in a government, corporate or non-profit setting and participate in leadership training seminars conducted by a team comprised of the Center’s staff, government officials, business professionals and current and or former elected officials who are each experts in their respective fields. In addition, you will gain the knowledge and understanding of government and corporate culture, networking and public policy engagement. 


Please open the attached file below for additional information and to apply.


Deadline: March 15th, 2019

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