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The 2015 Provost Summer Mentorship Program



The Provost Summer Mentorship Program is an innovative four-week experience, aiming to inspire first-generation and minority students in Philadelphia to view higher education as an achievable and worthwhile goal. Students selected for the program are provided the opportunity to partner with, and learn from, the five professional schools here at the University. These include the Penn School of Dental Medicine, Penn Nursing, Penn Engineering, Perelman School of Medicine, and Penn Law. Over the course of the program, admitted high school students gain first-hand experience in chosen academic disciplines and the opportunity to explore a variety of career opportunities.



SMP loves to celebrate the work of their students! Najay Greenidge is a rising senior at Freire Charter School and a current SMP scholar. Over the summer, Najay attended Princeton University's 10-day Summer Journalism Program. The program's goal is to help diversify college and professional newsrooms by exposing outstanding students to careers in journalism. Najay, along with 24 other outstanding students from across the nation, spent their time at Princeton touring local newsrooms (Like CNN and Time Magazine), building a group blog, as well as writing, editing, and publishing their own professional newspaper. Najay even had the unique experience of covering a professional sporting event, working from the press box with other professional sports writers. You can find his sports write-up, as well as his editorial on the importance of education, published in The Princeton Summer Journal using the links included. Great job, Najay! | http://princetonsummerjournal.com/