North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Summer Ventures Program Evaluation

Project Description

Every summer, The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) works with four universities (Appalachian State, North Carolina Central University, East Carolina University, and University of North Carolina-Charlotte) to bring rising juniors and seniors from across North Carolina to their campuses for the opportunity to take part in a four week program - Summer Ventures - that allows the students to work directly with a professor within the university on different math and science topics as well as provide them with an introduction to college life.

Summer Ventures has been in operation for 28 years and has served over 12,000 high students during that time.

Project Goals

Researchers from the Center for Child and Family Policy collaborated with NCSSM to develop an evaluation plan, identify data elements and create a logic model for the Summer Ventures Program.