BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL:
VentureLink is a free, year-long bridge program to prepare 8th grade students for the academic rigors of high school while enabling them to explore their passions and unleash their entrepreneurial potential.
NEW! VentureLink Summer Bridge
VentureLink Summer Bridge is a five-week program that will help students solidify core academic skills while enabling them to explore their passions and unleash their entrepreneurial potential. Our goal is to ensure that we deliver an engaging learning experience for students while providing enriching field lessons that will enhance their knowledge and fuel their passions for what they can become in the future.
Who can attend?
VentureLink Summer Bridge will serve outgoing seventh grade students/rising eighth grade students in Detroit that need extra support and academic acceleration to prepare them for a successful school year in 2018-2019. Our program will ensure that students are prepared to enter eighth grade at or above grade level standards. There are no prerequisites that students need to complete to eligible for the program, however, we will only accept 30 students into VentureLink Summer Bridge for summer 2018. Admission is on a first-come-first-served basis.
What can I expect from the program?
VentureLink Summer Bridge will provide the following services and expect the following outcomes through our programming:
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Standards-aligned assessments will be conducted throughout the program to identify gaps and serve the individual needs of each student to ensure academic growth. The following assessments will be conducted for each student over the course of the five weeks:
Baseline assessment in ELA and mathematics
Interim assessments to measure student progress at the midpoint of the program
Daily aligned exit tickets to measure student mastery of standards taught
Daily student surveys to measure student satisfaction with the program as well as monitor social-emotional growth and entrepreneurial mindset development
Skill-building daily progress reports
Weekly parent surveys to ensure parent expectations are being exceeded
Summative assessment in ELA and mathematics administered at the end of the program
While summer can be a great time to relax and unwind from a busy school year, research has shown that students can lose between 25 and 30 percent of their school-year learning over the summer. VentureLink Summer Bridge will help students retain knowledge learned in their 7th grade year and also prepare students to enter 8th grade on solid footing — confident and prepared to tackle the challenges that come with a new school year. Furthermore, VentureLink Summer Bridge will introduce students to concepts of entrepreneurial thinking. Entrepreneurship education has been shown to boost educational performance and helps students make connections between the real world and what they are learning in the classroom.
Ready to Sign Up?
Register using the form below or by downloading the print copy here.