Union County College Offers Free College For Teens Program

CRANFORD – This summer, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is sponsoring a free summer program to help teens explore career paths and build foundations for life skills. Students from Union County public schools will have the opportunity to explore and research careers in graphic design, business, web development, and healthcare.

Students will also participate in daily math and leadership sessions which complement the career-related component of the program. The College for Teens program will focus on developing skills, leadership, and confidence, while giving students an opportunity to experience life on a college campus.


Teens will have access to state-of-the-art computer labs, science labs and the college’s library. They will participate in daily workshops, research projects, hands-on laboratory projects, and role play. A part of each day will also be dedicated to recreational activity that could include baseball, soccer, dance, and jewelry making.

Eligible participants must be in grades 9-12 by September 2011 in a Union County public school. Teens need to have a grade point average of a “C” or better, a copy of their recent grade record, and a recommendation letter from a teacher or guidance counselor. Only 100 students will be eligible to participate in the program, so apply early to guarantee a spot!

Classes will be offered from July 25 to Aug. 11 and will be held Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided daily. The program will be held at the college’s Cranford campus at 1033 Springfield Avenue. Applications must be received by Wednesday, June 22. For more information on the program, call 1-908-709-7600 or 1-908- 497-4208, or check out the College for Kids website at www.ucc.edu/go/kids.

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