In the summer of 2015 the BRC expanded the Y.E.Z. Summer Initiative to include a program which serves rising 9th grade students from the Y.E.Z. that will attend New Hanover High School.




The 9th grade program includes:


  • academic instruction in math and literacy
  • service learning and leadership classes
  • group mentoring sessions
  • career and college exploration
  • job shadowing opportunities



Job Skills Boot Camp


Kids with helicopter while job shadowing at NHRMC


Group Mentoring Session

The pilot program provided job shadowing experiences with BRC corporate partners including: New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Tech Mountain at Castle Branch, and Verizon where students were able to observe and experience a wide variety of job opportunities within each organization.


At the end of the 5 weeks, the participants engaged in a two day field trip to tour 5 different North Carolina Universities including: North Carolina A&T, UNC-Greensboro, UNC-Chapel Hill, NC Central, and NC State.