WHAT IS ALDA?
The Academic & Leadership Development Academy (ALDA) is a three-week summer program for Minds Matter of NYC sophomores that takes place on college campuses throughout the city. ALDA provides sophomores with in-depth writing, math, and test prep instruction, helping them to strengthen their skills while enjoying a real college campus experience. ALDA also provides guest speakers and interactive activities to cultivate students’ leadership skills and develop deeper relationships with their fellow Minds Matter students.
WHAT DID WE ACCOMPLISH AT ALDA THIS YEAR?
65 sophomore mentees
45 hours of writing instruction
22.5 hours of test prep instruction
18 dynamic guest speakers
15 delicious lunches
7 fabulous instructors
3 incredible college campuses
1 Minds Matter summer full of learning, leadership development, and community!
Stay tuned for more about ALDA!