Additional program and application information are available online at http://aaas.osu.edu or by contacting the Department of African American and African Studies
Students entering 9th through 12th grade in the fall of 2012 are encouraged to apply to The Ohio State University Summer Enrichment Program to be held June 11-15 for freshmen and sophomores and June 11-22 for juniors and seniors. The OSU Summer Enrichment Program is being offered by the Department of African American and African Studies Community Extension Center.
The theme of this enrichment program is The Underground Railroad: A Road to Freedom. It is a one-week day program for rising ninth and tenth graders and a two-week program, which includes a residential portion during the second week, for eleventh and twelfth grader. Students will learn about the history of enslaved African Americans and the role of the Underground Railroad in their endeavors for freedom.
Readings, lectures, discussions, dramatic reenactments, field trips, videos, and computers will be used to help students improve critical thinking skills; share experiences and discussions with friends and families on internet blogs; and identify and examine issues, myths, and beliefs about slavery found in literature and visual images.
Lunch, snacks and all educational materials will be provided. Partial scholarships are available.
Additional program and application information are available online at http://aaas.osu.edu or by contacting the Department of African American and African Studies Community Extension Center at 292-3922. Application deadline has been extended to Monday, April 30, 2012.
The Department of African American and African Studies Community Extension Center is the outreach component of The Ohio State University Department of African American and African Studies. Located in the historic Mount Vernon area in Near East Columbus, the Community Extension Center is committed to enhancing the quality of life of those who live and work in the city’s urban communities through discovery, learning and engagement.