Bridges Summer Program

Experience the ultimate summer jumpstart! The Bridges Summer Program is offered to incoming first-year students from historically under-represented and first generation groups looking to pursue a degree in the College of Education, Health and Human Services.

Spearheaded by the Director of the Office of Diversity Outreach and Development, Daniel Diaz Nilsson, students will spend 5 weeks experiencing on-campus housing and dining, exploring and learning the Kent State University campus, and will receive up to 7 credit hours of coursework. This entirely free program gives students access to EHHS faculty and staff, peer tutoring and mentoring, college success workshops, as well as an opportunity to explore social and cultural activities in the local community.

Immerse yourself in classes including Exploring Professional Literacies, Math, Cultural Competency and much more, all while being accompanied by your peers and peer tutors. Past program experiences include volunteering at the Akron Food Bank, visiting the Kent State Women’s Center, and even catching a show at the Porthouse Theater.

Ignite lifelong friendships, passions and campus confidence, all while getting a head start on your first Fall semester at Kent State. Become a part of the 2020 Bridges family!



2019 Bridges Program participants building bridges to success during their first summer at Kent State University

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