Summer Pre-College Programs
Summer Pre-College Programs
Summer Program Offerings
Athena Summer Innovation Institute- Provides young women with the practical skills and knowledge they need to develop new ideas that will make a difference in the world. Students will work in teams to create a new venture — start-up businesses, non-profit organizations, or advocacy campaigns — that have the power to disrupt traditional ways of doing things and create lasting change.
Participants in the Athena Summer Innovation Institute should be creative, motivated young women who have an entrepreneurial spirit. You should be interested in developing new ideas, pioneering new products, and crafting new solutions that have the potential to challenge the status quo.
You will have the unique opportunity to learn from talented instructors and successful entrepreneurs. Gaining practical public speaking skills while participating in site visits to women-owned businesses and nonprofits and taking workshops on financing, negotiation, branding and more, you will walk away feeling more confident and more empowered as an innovator, leader, and entrepreneur.
Young Women's Leadership Institute- The Young Women's Leadership Institute (YWLI) takes the complex relationship between gender and leadership as its focus. Participants should be curious, passionate, and willing to take risks. YWLI will allow you to develop those qualities and push you in new directions as you explore leadership through a feminist lens. You will have a unique opportunity to learn from college faculty and staff, current students, alumnae, and other professional facilitators. Reading and writing assignments, along with off-campus site visits in New York City, will all be part of your experience.
Summer STEM Seminar - S-Cubed participants will have the opportunity to sharpen their skills under the tutelage of Barnard's STEM faculty and receive insight and mentorship from Barnard students during their time on campus. Students are permitted to take one elective course in addition to their afternoon seminar on Women in STEM. The afternoon sessions will focus on evidence based interventions for reducing gender barriers in academic and professional institutions through guest lecturers, dynamic panels, professional site visits, etc.
Dance in the City- In this rigorous two week program, students explore dance from all angles. From dance theory and history classes to technique classes at the Alvin Ailey Extension School, students have the opportunity to delve into the dance world from every perspective. As part of the program, students have the opportunity to observe performances of some of the world's best and perform their own work.
Tuition and Fees
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4- Week Resident: TBD
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