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Youth Programs (K-12)

North Hennepin Community College offers many programs for high school, middle school, and grade school students including:

The Cornerstones program provides 80 low-income, minority and first-generation middle and high school students with year-round college readiness services, as well as an intensive-3 week summer program to build skills and interest in language arts, social studies, science, math, and technology and to become familiar with the college environment.

The Students to Achieve Rewarding Success (STARS) - program for 7th and 8th graders nominated by their teachers or guidance counselors for a week-long summer workshop.

The Upward Bound program is a college preparatory program for high school students funded by the U.S. Department of Education and sponsored locally by North Hennepin Community College as part of its TRIO grant. UB is specifically designed to strengthen the academic skills of eligible high school students and prepare them to enter college and graduate with baccalaureate degrees. UB participants may also qualify to receive a monthly stipend based on their attendance and participation.

The Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program that allows high school students the opportunity to earn college credits or to use those credits towards the completion of high school graduation requirements.

If you are looking for additional programs in the area, please visit the Brooklyns Connect website at www.brooklynsconnect.org for other youth opportunities in Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center.