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June 13, 2011

YMCA Archives Hosts Teens

The Summer History Immersion Program, a joint effort between the National History Day program and Archives and Special Collections, will be starting Monday June 13, 2011. For two weeks , eleven high school sophomores and juniors will go through a rigorous program of research and character development. Modeled off of the National History Day program, these students will delve into the history of the YMCA and produce a poster board showing what they have learned. While our explicit goal is to have the students conduct original research and create a final product, the real goal is college readiness, as most of these students would be first generation college students.

Thank you to the University YMCA, One Stop, the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the wonderful staff in Wilson Library, Minitex, and the Immigration History Research Center, whose contributions of time and talent will ensure that this pilot year will be a success.

If you are curious to see what these young scholars produce, all are invited to attend the research showcase on Monday, June 27, 2011 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in room 120, Andersen Library.