The Academic & Leadership Development Academy (ALDA) is a three-week academic summer program experience hosted by Minds Matter on three college campuses in New York City. This program will provide hands-on writing, math, and test prep instruction with fun and interactive teachers, helping students 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.
Some of the highlights of the ALDA program include:
- Innovative leadership development workshops facilitated by expert instructors
- Professional skills activities that will help students acquire the knowledge they need to prepare for college
- Accomplished guest lecturers that encourage students to further consider their interests and paths toward being young adults
- Math, reading, and writing courses that will enable students to prevent summer learning loss, strengthen their academic abilities, and better prepare for the SAT and college-level courses
- Fun outing to an exciting entertainment attraction in NYC as a reward for completion of ALDA
ALDA will take place on August 3 – August 21 at the New School, Hunter College, and New York University. We can’t wait for the program to begin!