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Thank You for Making Our Summer Institute for New American Youth a Success!

By USCRI August 16, 2023

Thank you to all our sponsors, donors, and partners for helping make our inaugural Summer Institute for New American Youth such a huge success!

thank you for helping make our inaugural Summer Institute

The two-week event was hosted at St. Michael’s College in Colchester from July 24 to August 4 and was created to serve as a valuable pathway for refugee and New American youth age 14-20 to investigate the broad range of educational and career opportunities available to them. Sponsors included St. Michael’s College, Mascoma Bank Foundation, Wormser Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, Bill Marks and the Elinor and Maynard Marks Family Fund, Vermont State Refugee Office, and Vermont State Employees Credit Union.

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Over 16 youth attended the Summer Institute, and participated in college exploration workshops, campus visits, team building, leadership seminars, career panels with local companies, financial literacy classes, and impactful service-learning engagements. Thank you for making the first Summer Institute possible through your donations and partnerships.

Special thanks also go to: St. Michael’s College Department of Student Diversity, Empowerment, and Community, St. Michael’s College Office of Purposeful Learning, St. Michael’s College Fire Department, St. Michael’s College Farm and Natural Area Coordinator, Burlington Technical Center’s Introduction to Health Program, Sand Box, Burlington Police Department, Shelburne Farms, the UVM Department of Agriculture, Life, and Science, Fourbital Factory, Burlington City Art, New England Federal Credit Union, UVM Admissions, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation, and Vermont Public Radio.

Learn more about USCRI Vermont and how you can get involved here!


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