Program Name: Rutgers University Newark Empowers eXceptional Talent
Collaborative Partners : Pre-College Initiatives
DESCRIPTION: Rutgers University Newark Empowers eXceptional Talent (RU-NEXT) provides generational college bound rising juniors and seniors. The RU-NEXT program includes academic enrichment Saturday Academy seminars, and a 3-4 week Summer Academy and academic enrichment. In collaboration with the Rutgers Future Scholars Program, NCLC Scholars participate in ongoing tutoring and academic advisement sessions, and each cohort receives hands-on tailored academic and social development support. The curriculum consists of academically rigorous college to career courses, and cultural enrichment activities events all designed to help transition high school students into post-secondary education. The program mirrors the RFS program which includes: SAT/ACT prep, academic advisement, tutoring, near peer mentoring and leadership development.