A free Kids College will be held on Indiana University Northwest’s campus this summer, in partnership with the local Boys & Girls Club. It is “designed to empower students, particularly those from historically underrepresented and low-income populations who qualify for free and reduced lunch, to prepare for college and career pathways using the Middle School Crew curriculum,” according to a news release. It will connect participants with IU Northwest faculty and staff, plus community partners, as students focus on tracks such as business, medical, robotics, coding and theater & arts. Students will also spend two days participating in Best Buy’s Geek Squad Academy.

A key component of Kids College is to connect students and their families with the 21st Century Scholars Program that provides up to four years of undergraduate tuition and support to income-eligible students attending participating colleges or universities in Indiana. Students will learn more about the program during the summer camp and be mentored by current IU Northwest students who will share success strategies and insights into the college experience.

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