9th GRADE BRIDGE PROGRAM
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
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.