BUILD RELATIONSHIPS WITH STEM PROFESSIONALS AS YOU LAUNCH YOUR FUTURE
Get ready for the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math career of your dreams.
July 10 – July 28, 2023
SMASH Academy, our flagship program, is a FREE, 3 year, intensive STEM-focused college prep program that empowers students to deepen their talents and pursue STEM careers. Each summer, scholars are immersed in tuition-free studies in partnership with leading universities throughout the country. During the academic year, scholars participate in monthly programming.
During the program, scholars build relationships with facilitators and STEM professionals that reflect their same demographics. Because of their common background, students connect more deeply with gain true mentorship from these STEM professionals. As they go through the program, scholars not only develop their skills and network – they also further develop their voice and build the confidence to become who they want to be.
How SMASH Academy works
Beginning the summer after their 9th grade year of high school, scholars gain access to the following:
– 3 summers of programming
– Monthly programming during the academic year
– Computer Science, STEM Workshop, College Success, and Electives courses
– Networking events with STEM professionals
– Post Academy support by way of our Alumni programming (college support, work readiness training, paid internships)
– A robust community of peers and support that will last a lifetime
We are currently not accepting new applications for Summer 2023 Academy. Please check back in the Fall for updates to our programming opportunities.
STEM Workshop, Design Thinking, Computer Science, Social Justice, SAT Prep, College Success, and more. Students receive a laptop to use during the summer academy.
March 1st, 2022 (https://www.smash.org/programs/smash-academy/)